Former Northbrook Fashion diploma student, Josh Read has won the prestigious LVMH graduate prize.
Launched in November 2013, the LVMH Prize was created to reveal and support young fashion designers. Each year, the LVMH Prize recognizes three graduates from fashion schools.
The Young Fashion Designers' competition is open to designers from every country who have produced at least two collections and who are under 40. To help them develop their creative work, LVMH gives the winners:
•A grant of 30,000 euros
•Personalized technical and financial support from the Group for a 12-month period following the LVMH Prize award. This support covers all the areas of expertise that are critical to a young fashion brand (intellectual property, sourcing, production and distribution, image and advertising, marketing, etc.).
On what interested him in becoming a designer, Josh says “I’ve always been interested in fashion. My mum has pictures of me as a very young child, drawing clothes on to pictures of people. I studied both art and fashion but have always felt a particularly strong pull to fashion. I love the fact people seem to wear their own personalities and I want to be part of shaping that. I’m attracted to the freedom it offers – you can do an awful lot in the world of fashion and there are no boundaries.”