CPT designer is a finalist for an LVMH prize

March 31, 2021


Lukhanyo Mdingi is one of 20 semi-finalists selected from 1 900 applications.

A local Cape Town designer has been nominated as a semi-finalist for an LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) prize. 

Lukhanyo Mdingi has been a rising figure in the South African fashion scene for the past few years. He is known by many for his meticulous pieces, made with extreme attention to detail. 

He has also made sure to collab with artisans whenever he gets the chance. Lukhanyo is one of just 20 finalists selected for this coveted prize. LVMH received nearly 1 900 applications in total. 


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Other finalists come from all over the world, including China, the UK and Columbia. 

Lukhanyo’s designs celebrate something inherent to being human. According to his Instagram bio, his designs underscore a “timeless sensibility”. Looking at his work, this sums it up accurately. 


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According to Louis Vuitton, the prize is meant to recognise upcoming designers. They have said that young designers are very focused on building their brand and making an impression when it comes to their work. 

Further to this, they are conscious of how their creations impact the environment, thereby being able to make eco-friendly choices when it comes to production. 

The winner of the LVMH prize will receive €300 000 (about R5 268 726) and a year-long mentorship with Louis Vuitton executives.