The winner of the coveted LVMH prize has been announced. Congratulations to menswear designer Grace Wales Bonner.
Story By: Amanda Del Mar
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The LVMH award is a mentorship program which is given to one blossoming young designer. This year, the prize has been awarded to Grace Wales Bonner, making her the first menswear designer to win. The London based designer is a graduate from the Central Saint Martins, an art school in London. Only having graduated two years ago, she has already made a strong impact within the fashion community. She constantly challenges gender and race in her collections and pushes the limits of menswear. After showing her SS17 collection during LCM, a panel of fashion elite including Jonathan Anderson and Karl Lagerfeld choose Bonner as the winner, which also includes a $335,000 USD check. Were excited to see where this will take Grace and how she helps progress menswear.