Hellen van Rees has been selected as one of 30 designers out of 1221 applicants to continue through to the semi-finals of the LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize. The semi-finals will take place on the 26th and 27th of February in Paris. The semi-finalists will get to show a selection of their best work to a panel of industry experts during those two days. From the pool of thirty designers only 10 will get to go to the finale that will take place in May. The winner will be chosen by a panel of 8 judges; Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs and Phoebe Philo are some of the names that will be on the panel. The winner will receive a grant of 300.000 euros and will also benefit from personalized assistance from LVMH teams for a period of twelve months after the prize award. Fingers crossed!!