Designs of the Year 2013 announced

The London Design Museum have announced the contenders for its sixth annual Designs of the Year awards.

Autumn/winter 2012 catwalk collections by Giles, Craig Green, Commes des Garçons, Prada and Proenza Schouler will go head-to-head alongside the costumes designed by Jacqueline Durran for director Joe Wright’s remake of Anna Karenina.

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Louis Vuitton’s spot-filled capsule collection created by abstract artist Yayoi Kusama is also a contender along with Dior’s first mainline collection for spring/summer 2013 by new creative director Raf Simons.

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Last year, Issey Miyake topped the fashion category with his mathematical-inspired designs, which were created by computer program.

Examples from the fashion shortlist will be exhibited at the Design Museum from March 20 to July 7, and feature alongside finalists from six other categories including architecture, digital, furniture, graphics, product and transport.

One overall winner will be announced in April; last year it was claimed by design studio BarberOsgerby for the London 2012 Olympic Torch.

You can find out more at designmuseum.org

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