Tokyo-based label Doublet as led by Masayuki Ino has been awarded the very coveted LVMH Prize, which was announced yesterday (June 6, 2018) at an event in Paris.
Ino launched the streetwear-infused Doublet in 2014. Prior to starting up the label, he was on the design team at MIHARAYASUHIRO for seven years. He is a graduate of Mode Fashion Academy in Tokyo.
Commenting the award, Delphine Arnault, who founded the prize and is the executive vice president of Louis Vuitton and the founder of the prize, stated, “The true originality of [Ino’s] universe feels akin to what Issey Miyake was doing in the eighties,” offered . “When you look at how far Marine Serre has come in the past year, it’s really gratifying to see a new vision and energy come to life. We’re looking forward to helping him develop internationally.”
The final nominees for the prize were A-Cold-Wall by Samuel Ross; Botter by Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh; Charles Jeffrey Loverboy by Charles Jeffrey; Eckhaus Latta by Zoe Latta and Mike Eckhaus; Kwaidan Editions by Léa Dickely and Hung La; Ludovic de Saint Sernin; Matthew Adams Dolan; and Rokh by Rok Hwang.
The jury for the finalists included designers Karl Lagerfeld, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Marc Jacobs, Nicolas Ghesquière, Humberto Leon, Carol Lim, Jonathan Anderson, and Clare Waight Keller.
The LVMH Prize awards €300,000 euros and a year’s worth of mentoring from the panel.
Check out some looks Doublet’s spring 2018 collection below.