LVMH Prize, the 2020 Vintage
The LVMH prize is an award that has been thrilling the fashion world every year since 2014. On 27 and 28 February, the pre-selected designers went head to head, presenting their designs to the International Committee of 68 experts.
A premium jury
For this seventh year of the competition, three new figures joined the members of the jury: Rihanna, Virgil Abloh and Stella McCartney.
The jury is currently made up of Jonathan Anderson, Kris Van Assche, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Marc Jacobs, Nicolas Ghesquière and Clare Waight Keller, along with Delphine Arnault, Jean-Paul Claverie and Sidney Toledano.
The eight LVMH Prize 2020 finalists
We finally know the names of the eight finalists who will face each other in the grand finale scheduled for June 5, 2020.
AHLUWALIA by Priya Ahluwalia (British designer based in London)
CASABLANCA by Charaf Tajer (French designer based in London)
CHOPOVA LOWENA by Emma Chopova and Laura Lowena (American-Bulgarian designer and British designer based in London)
NICHOLAS DALEY by Nicholas Daley (British designer based in London)
PETER DO by Peter Do (American designer based in New York)
SINDISO KHUMALO by Sindiso Khumalo (South African designer based in Cape Town)
SUPRIYA LELE by Supriya Lele (Indo-British designer based in London)
TOMO KOIZUMI by Tomotoka Koizumi (Japanese designer based in Tokyo)
The winner, who will follow in the footsteps of 2019’s winner Thebe Magugu, will receive the sum of EUR 300000 to support their brand’s development, along with a year’s coaching by a dedicated team from the LVMH group.
At Promostyl, we’ve already chosen our favourite: Charaf Tajer, whom we’ve been following from the very beginning, first of all in the Parisian collective Pain O Chokolat, then his collaboration with the label Pigalle, and now his brand Casablanca that is taking the fashion sphere by storm.
Another highly awaited award is the Karl Lagerfeld Prize, which one of the eight finalists will also receive, offering EUR 150000 in support and a one-year mentorship.
See you in June!
MAM Baby honored for Original 6+ Night Pacifier with prestigious JPMA Innovation Award
MAM, the leading brand of medically sound and innovative baby products, is delighted to announce they are the recipient of a 2020 Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) Innovation Award in the “Tried and True” category for their Original 6+ Night Pacifier. The JPMA announced the 2020 Innovation Award winners during the opening of this year’s virtual JPMA Show.
The JPMA Innovation Awards highlight some of the most exciting new products in the marketplace today. From high-tech products and interactive toys to helpful apps and important safety gear, JPMA Innovation Awards participants raise the bar in an effort to offer parents products that provide innovative ways to safeguard and care for baby.
For the first time ever, the JPMA Show went virtual to showcase the best innovations in baby and children’s products. Buyers, media, influencers and others came together for the online Show where the latest and greatest in updated designs, smart safety apps and devices, forward-thinking fashion and more were highlighted.
Thirteen category award recipients and one Best in Show winner – the overall highest score across all categories – were selected. The Special Awards are one of these thirteen category awards and include the Tried and True Award. The latter is a brand-new award within the 2020 JPMA Innovation Awards, open to any product that has been on the market for longer than 5 years, and was granted to a total of 5 winners. MAM is among them, honored for its Original 6+ Night Pacifier.
An overview of all winners and award categories can be seen HERE
The MAM Original 6+ Night pacifier helps give parents a good night’s sleep, as its button glows overnight, making the pacifier easy for baby to find in the dark. The pacifier is easy to charge, its materials are 100% safe for babies and, like all MAM products, free of BPA and BPS.
“We are really excited to be honored with this prestigious Innovation Award. For more than 40 years, we have positioned ourselves as an industry leader in developing innovative baby products with a focus on the well-being, safety and health of babies,” said Peter Röhrig, Founder and CEO of MAM Baby.
MAM also recently received an EU product safety award for setting and exceeding product safety standards for the company’s pacifiers and feeding equipment. This was in recognition of MAM’s leading role in developing relevant standards and thus raising the level of safety throughout the industry.
MAM was founded over 40 years ago with the firm conviction that there is nothing that creates a more lasting effect than focusing on the healthy development of babies. MAM combines technological innovation, medical function and contemporary design to develop superior baby care products. More than 70 million MAM products are sold each year in almost 60 countries. To find out more about MAM and the company’s range of award-winning pacifiers, bottles, cups, teethers, oral care items, coordinating accessories and gift sets visit www.mambaby.com
The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) is the voice of the industry on quality and safety for baby and children’s products in North America. The Association advocates for safety through product certification programs and legislative and regulatory involvement. It acts as a comprehensive source for baby product information and education.
The Innovation Awards competition began in 1989 as the Most Innovative Product Contest and has become recognized as a highly acclaimed competition. In 2003 JPMA renamed it as the Innovation Awards to more accurately represent the focus on innovation.