LVMH Annual Report

LVMH 2018 . C o m m i t m e n t s i n 2 0 1 8

C OMM I T M E N T S I N 2 0 1 8

IN 2018, LVMH GROUP STEPPED UP INITIATIVES FOR INNOVATION, THE ENVIRONMENT, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, AND YOUNG TALENT.

— OCTOBER 2018

TRADITION & EXPERTISE

LVMH’S INSTITUT DES MÉTIERS D’EXCELLENCE IN FRANCE AND SWITZERLANDWELCOMES ITS FIFTH CLASS OF STUDENTS AND EXPANDS IN ITALY In October 2018, LVMH’s Institut des Métiers d’Excellence (IME) welcomed its fifth class of students, hitting a major milestone with over 500 apprentices trained this year. In 2018, IME expanded significantly in France and Switzerland, increasing the number of training courses it offers and developing others in partnership with schools. At the end of November, IME in Italy celebrated its second class of apprentices with the announcement of three new partnerships for training courses in artisanal professions and sales – women’s footwear at Politecnico Calzaturiero in Capriccio di Vigonza, men’s footwear at the Berluti Academy in Ferrara and sales training the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

LVMHand its Maisons are the heirs and custodians of a long tradition of artisanal and creative skills, some of which date back centuries.They scrupulously safeguard and develop this cultural heritage. Perpet- uating these professions and their traditions is vital for LVMH’s long-term future, since only very highly skilled artisans can make our beautifully crafted products. And this unique legacy, this expertise, is also what we are known and respected for worldwide. In 2018, LVMH’s Journées Particulières enjoyed unpre­ cedented success with a record 180,000 visitors. The fourth edition of this one-of-a-kind event was even bigger andmore international than the previous ones, with 56 of the LVMHGroup’sMaisons opening 77 exceptional venues to the public – 40of them for the first time – in 14 countries on five continents. For three days (fromOctober 12 to 14), perfumers, watchmakers, jewelers, shoemakers, trunk- makers, wine experts, barrel-makers, makeup artists and more, welcomed visitors fromall backgrounds to showcase their expertise and share the many facets of their work with them. It was an exceptional event, full of memorable moments that will stay with participants as they await the next edition… — OCTOBER 2018 THE 2018 LVMH JOURNÉES PARTICULIÈRES

— JUNE 2018

THE FIFTH ANNUAL LVMH PRIZE FOR YOUNG FASHION DESIGNERS

The LVMH Group always strives to support emerging talent, and in 2018 it awarded the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers, which each year honors the work of a talented stylist, selected by a jurymade up of the creative directors of the Group’s Maisons. With 1,300 candidates from more than 90 different countries, the LVMH Prize saw record participation levels in 2018. The nine finalists presented their designs at a ceremony held at the Fondation Louis Vuitton on June 6. At the close of this exceptional day, the jury named Tokyo-based Japanese designer Masayuki Ino as the grand prize winner of the fifth annual LVMH Prize, for his fashion label, Doublet.

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