The LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers narrowed today its shortlist of finalists to eight 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.
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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 casual ultra-modern sensibility. Follow @atleinparis.
Cecilie Bahnsen - Danish, based in Copenhagen, Bahnsen designs womenswear with ruffly, Victorian vibes. Follow @ceciliebahnsen.
Jahnkoy - Menswear brand by Russian designer Maria Kazakova, based in New York City. The clothes are very street style-meets-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, creating womenswear with wild ruffles and oversized 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 finalists. Follow @nabilnayal.