Local fashion designer Thebe Magugu has won the 2019 LVMH Prize for young designers. The star makes history as the first African designer to win the prestigious talent prize. Thebe will receive € 300 000 (about R4.8 million) and a year of mentoring from the French luxury group.
Thebe shared his excitement said before: “Winning the prize means the world to me. €300,000 [goes] a very long way. The unemployment rate is 30 percent of the youth in South Africa. That is massive. I want to do my part.”
Thebe Magugu wins the 2019 LVMH Prize. Congratulations!
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With the @LVMHPrize’s 6th edition the Group confirms its ongoing commitment to supporting young fashion designers and contribute to the future of fashion. 1st photo The Jury selected the winner among the 8 finalists: Thebe Magugu, 26, South African, based in Johannesburg, will receive a 300,000€ grant and enjoy a one-year mentoring program provided by a dedicated LVMH team covering many fields of. 2nd photo The recipient of the 2019 Karl Lagerfeld Prize is Hed Mayner. Hed Mayner, 33, Israeli, will receive 150,000€ and enjoy a one-year mentorship program provided by a dedicated LVMH team. _ #LVMHPrize #LVMHPrize2019 #fashion