Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Designer Vejas Awarded 150,000 Euro Special Prize from LVMH Prize

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Designer Vejas Awarded 150,000 Euro Special Prize from LVMH Prize

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Canadian designer Vejas wins special prize from LVMH Prize

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PARIS - Canadian designer Vejas Kruszewski has won a special award from the LVMH Prize for young fashion designers.

The 19-year-old behind Toronto-based label Vejas has been awarded 150,000 euros, or approximately C$218,000.

Kruszewski also received a year-long mentorship from the LVMH Group, the luxury goods conglomerate which includes fashion brands Louis Vuitton, Celine and Givenchy and awards the annual prize.

The self-taught designer launched his eponymous label with his first collection at New York Fashion Week last year.

Kruszewski was awarded the special prize in recognition of "exceptional talent" and was credited for distinguishing himself with "a mature style and independent spirit."

British designer Grace Wales Bonner, behind the label Wales Bonner, won the grand prize and a grant of 300,000 euros (C$436,000). …

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