The 8 finalists of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers have been selected by international fashion experts following the presentation of their collections in Paris on March 2 and 3, 2017.
These are (listed alphabetically):
AMBUSH by Yoon Ahn (Korean-American designer based in Tokyo). Unisex collections, showing in Paris.
ATLEIN by Antonin Tron (French designer based in Paris). Womenswear, showing in Paris.
CECILIE BAHNSEN by Cecilie Rosted Bahnsen (Danish designer based in Copenhagen). Womenswear, showing in Copenhagen.
JAHNKOY by Maria Kazakova (Russian designer based in New York). Menswear, showing in New York.
KOZABURO by Kozaburo Akasaka (Japanese designer based in New York). Menswear, showing in New York.
MARINE SERRE by Marine Serre (French designer based in Paris). Womenswear, showing in Paris.
MOLLY GODDARD by Molly Goddard (British designer based in London). Womenswear, showing in London.
NABIL NAYAL by Nabil el-Nayal (British designer based in London). Womenswear, showing in London.
Delphine Arnault comments: “This year, 5 out of the 8 finalists design womenswear. Men’s and unisex collections also reflect the dynamism of gender-defying fashion. A Danish designer has for the first time reached this level in the competition. I am also pleased to welcome back Nabil el-Nayal who had been shortlisted in 2015. This year’s selection clearly illustrates the existence of a truly international fashion, beyond borders. I wish all the finalists good luck: it will be hard for the Jury to decide between them during the final on June 16. I also wish to congratulate the semi-finalists for their involvement and their genuine enthusiasm.”
These 8 designers are now invited to meet the members of the Jury at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, on June 16, 2017. The Jury will select the winner at the end of this exceptional day.
Moreover, the Graduate Prize remains open to applications from young fashion school graduates until May 15, 2017.
The three recipients of this Prize will be given the opportunity to join the design studios of three Maisons of the LVMH group for one year.