Photo: @KozaburoAkasaka on Instagram
The LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers today narrows its shortlist of finalists to 8 designers. The presitigious honor will be awarded by industry experts on June 16, following presentations in Paris March 2 and 3. Below, a quick recap of each of the finalists.
Ambush – Based in Tokyo, Ambush is a Korean-American designer of unisex clothing with a rebellious, streetwear aesthetic. Follow @ambush_official.
Atlein – A French, Paris-based designer of womenswear with a casually ultramodern sensibility. Follow @atleinparis.
Cecilie Bahnsen – Danish, based in Copenhagen, Bahnsen designs womenswear with ruffly, Victorian vibes. Follow @ceciliebahnsen.
Jahnkoy – is a menswear brand by Russian designer Maria Kazakova, based in New York City. The clothes are very street style/ athleisure with bright prints and patterns. Follow @jahnk0y.
Kozaburo – helmed by Kozaburo Akasaka, a Japanese designer in New York, Kozaburo creates menswear with a sort of 70s punk sensibility. Follow @kozaburoakasaka.
Marine Serre – a French designer in Paris, Serre makes womenswear that plays with whimsical patterns and colors. Follow @marine.serre.
Molly Goddard – Goddard is a British designer in London designing womenswear with wild ruffles and groundbreaking silhouettes. Follow @mollymgoddard.
Nabil Nayal – Also a Brit in London designing womenswear, Nayal’s work is architectural yet feminine, completely different from any of the other designers we’ve seen. Follow @nabilnayal.