Le sud-africain Thebe Magugu remporte le prix LVMH 2019

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Thebe Magugu est le premier africain à remporter le prix LVMH. Le jeune sud-africain de 26 ans est passé devant plus de 1700 candidats lors de la 6e édition du prestigieux prix. Le prix est décerné depuis 2013 aux jeunes créateurs de mode et jeunes diplômés qui terminent leurs études. Thebe bénéficie désormais d’une subvention de 300 000 euros et d’un mentorat d’un an de la part de dirigeants du groupe de luxe français.

En plus du Prix LVMH, Thebe Magugu a également remporté l’International Fashion Showcase (IFS) organisé par le British Council, le British Fashion Council, le London College of Fashion, l’UAL et la Somerset House.

Thebe Magugu a étudié le design et la photographie de mode à l’école LISOF (Leader in the Science of Fashion) de Johannesburg. Il a été diplômé en 2014 et a fondé sa propre marque en 2015.

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I have processed what I can so far but still fear that I might wake from this dream. I am so humbled to be awarded the LVMH Prize 2019, determined by an exceptional and endlessly inspiring jury. Thank you Jonathan Anderson (Loewe), Kris Van Assche (Berluti), Maria Grazia Chiuri (Dior), Nicolas Ghesquière (Louis Vuitton), Clare Waight Keller (Givenchy), Jean-Paul Claverie, Sidney Toledano and Delphine Arnault. Special thank you to this years LVMH Prize ambassador, Alicia Vikander. My mission as a designer is to build a global fashion brand that is based in and sustains itself within the country, acting as a sort of sanctuary women can turn to for not only beautiful and functional clothes, but a place to learn about our culture and heritage, reinterpreted through a modern lens. This Prize is an astronomical kickstart in that direction. I am also honoured to have met the 20 shortlisted designers, all of whom are doing unbelievable work within their respective practices. Congratulations @hedmayner for winning the Karl Lagerfeld Prize. Thank you to the following people, who contributed to the creation of this collection. The kindness and patience you have all shown me is something I will never forget: @donlarissa | @gavinrajah | @vikashipalana | @annettepringlekoelsch | @therealcrystalbirch | @for_lorne | Svenmill CPT | @verisium | @thefashionagent This collection, titled “Prosopography”, is inspired by the Black Sash, who were a revolutionary group of women who fought for the rights and dignity of POC during Apartheid. The collection will debut officially at : NOB SHOWROOM 43 rue de Montmorency 75003 Paris From 27 September to 3 October 2019 info@thebemagugu.com #lvmhprize #lvmh

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