Peter Do and Supriya Lele are among the finalists for the 2020 LVMH Prize for Young Designers.
Every year since 2013, executives at Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) have held the prestigious contest, with the Young Fashion Designer competition open to designers from around the world who have produced at least two collections and who are under 40.
On Tuesday, organisers announced the final group of eight designers, with New York-based Do and British-Indian designer Lele in the running.
Other finalists include British menswear designer Priya Ahluwalia of Ahluwalia, French menswear designer Charaf Tajer of Casablanca, Emma Chopova and Laura Lowena of womenswear brand Chopova Lowena, London-based menswear designer Nicholas Daley, South African womenswear designer Sindiso Khumalo, and Japanese womenswear designer Tomotaka Koizumi of Tomo Koizumi.
Praising the finalists, Delphine Arnault, executive vice president of Louis Vuitton, said she was pleased to see so much diversity within the group.
"This year, once more, the semi-finalists impressed us with their creativity and their commitment to creating clothes that are respectful of the environment," she commented. "I would like to congratulate all of them! I would also like to thank the committee of experts for their involvement in the semi-final and for the time they devoted to each designer, as well as the members of the jury who came to meet them. It was very difficult to decide between them!"
The winner of the LVMH Prize for Young Designers, who will take home $340,000 (£260,000) and receive support from executives at the company for 12 months, will be announced at an event on 5 June.
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