And the Oscar of Fashion Goes To: Menswear

The LVMH Prize, which is essentially the major award a youthful designer can get, is fairly superior at recognizing the future large things in trend. Marine Serre, who won in 2017, is leading the industry’s flip towards regenerative manner. Simon Porte Jacquemus, class of 2015, has established the bar for buzzy superstar dressing and viral runway times to new heights. 2016 winner Grace Wales Bonner’s Adidas sneaker collabs are on the toes of just about each individual downtown artistic in every single metropolis on earth.

This year’s winners ended up introduced this morning. And in yet a further signal that some of the most fascinating thoughts in vogue are coming from menswear, the jury—designers Kim Jones, Stella McCartney, Nigo, Jonathan Anderson, and Silvia Venturini Fendi, amongst others—cast their votes for a trio whose menswear roots run deep.

Taking residence the major prize was Steven Stokey Daley of S.S. Daley, famously one of Harry Styles’ favored labels. The runners-up (who obtained the 2nd once-a-year Karl Lagerfeld Prize) were two Us citizens: Dior collaborator Eli Russel Linnetz of ERL, and sluggish manner professional Idris Balogun of Winnie New York.

From remaining: Eli Russell Linnetz, Steven Stokey Daley, and Idris Balogun


In a Zoom job interview soon after the awards were being declared, Linnetz and Balogun were even now processing the actuality that they’re now, in essence, the torch-bearers for emerging American men’s fashion. “At least for the next year!” Linnetz reported. Balogun extra: “We did not even know until somebody else said it. It is wonderful, because we both of those have extremely dynamic issues to say, Eli from Venice Seaside and me from my track record of Nigerian heritage via London to New York.”

Of all the designers nominated for the prize, Linnetz may possibly have the most founded manufacturer, in conditions of pop cultural recognition. He pulled off one of the most unforgettable moments of last year’s Satisfied Gala by dressing A$AP Rocky in a promenade tuxedo and substantial quilt cape, and last month visitor-created Dior’s sunscreen-soaked Spring 23 collection with Kim Jones. Winnie New York, by distinction, is continue to relatively area of interest. As of this morning, Winnie has just shy of 9,000 Instagram followers, and Balogun is extra a deep researcher and patternmaking perfectionist than pop cultural savant. Balogun—a Burberry and Tom Ford alum—specializes in peaceful luxurious: blazers completed with painstaking hand specifics figured out at his initially Savile Row job, which he landed at age of 14.