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The top 8 finalists for the 2015 LVMH Young Fashion Designer prize have been announced!

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Elle Canada
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The top 8 finalists for the 2015 LVMH Young Fashion Designer prize have been announced!

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lvmh-finalists-Simon-Porte-Jacquemus-2015A favourite from Paris Fashion Week Fall 2015, Simon Porte Jacquemus is one of eight finalists for the 2015 LVMH prize. Photo courtesy of Imaxtree.com.

Here's how the LVMH Young Fashion Designer process works. First, a pool of 26 up-and-coming international designers are narrowed down to eight by a panel of LVMH-selected judges during a special showroom at Paris Fashion Week. Then, the newcomers head to the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris to present their key pieces (in less than ten minutes!) to a group of experts (including Céline's Phoebe Philo, Kenzo's Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, Fendi's Karl Lagerfeld, Dior's Raf Simons, Loewe's Jonathan Anderson, Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci, Louis Vuitton's Nicolas Ghesquière, Marc Jacobs and members of the LVMH) who will decide the winner of the $407,400 (300,000 euro) prize. Last year, Canadian designer to watch Thomas Tait took home the coveted award. (Way to make us proud, Thomas!) Stay tuned – this year's victor will be announced on May 22nd 2015. Get the full list of 2015 LVMH finalists after the jump... And the top eight finalists for the 2015 LVMH Young Fashion Designer prize are... 1. Arthur Arbesser (Arthur Arbesser) 2. Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant (Coperni) 3. Craig Green (Craig Green) 4. Faustine Steinmetz (Faustine Steinmetz) 5. Simon Porte Jacquemus (Jacquemus) 6. Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida (Marques'Almeida) 7. Virgil Abloh (Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh) 8. Demna Gvasali (Vetements) READ MORE: Your Fashion Month Spring 2015 cheat sheet Super cute Spring 2015 looks you can actually wear The most exciting Spring 2015 accessories and detail shots 10 fashion designers to watch: Spring 2015
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The top 8 finalists for the 2015 LVMH Young Fashion Designer prize have been announced!