Nigeria’s Tokyo James Advances to the LVMH Prize Finals

Nigerian fashion powerhouse Tokyo James has been listed as part of the finalists for the LVMH Prize 2022.

Amongst the finals are designers from across the globe — from the US to Ireland to Japan. The finalists include:



  • Ashlyn (South Korea)
  • ERL (US)
  • KNWLS (the UK)
  • Roisin Pierce (Ireland)
  • Ryunosukeokazaki (Japan)
  • S. Daley (the UK)
  • Tokyo James (Nigeria)
  • Winnie (the US)

These designers will now compete for the grand prize and the Karl Lagerfeld prize for innovation this spring. The winners in the next round will be chosen by a panel of designers from LVMH.

For the next round, the LVMH Prize finalists will have a face-to-face meeting with the LVMH creative leaders. This is where the final judging will happen.

Founded in 2015 by Iniye Tokyo James, this African fashion house is a luxury menswear designer that uses upcycled materials for its outfits. It is at the forefront of a new generation of fashion talent emerging from the continent of Africa.

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