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Jahnkoy, Atlein, Kozaburo, and Molly Goddard are Among the 8 Designer Finalists for the 2017 LVMH Prize

LVMH has announced the 8 finalists of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. This year, 5 out of the 8 finalists are womenswear designers and they were selected down from a list of 1,200 candidates from 90 countries. Designers moving onto the next round in the fourth annual LVMH Prize include: New York City-based Jahnkoy; London’s Nabil Nayal and Molly Goddard; Paris’ Atlein and Marine Serre; Tokyo-based Ambush and Kozaburo; Copenhagen-based Danish designer Cecilie Bahnsen. This is the first time a Danish designer has reached this level in the competition and Nabil el-Nayal is being welcomed back after making th shortlist in 2015.

The Jury for the fourth annual LVMH Prize includes: J.W. Anderson, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Nicolas Ghesquière, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Humberto Leon, Carol Lim, Phoebe Philo, Riccardo Tisci, Delphine Arnault, Jean-Paul Claverie, and Pierre-Yves Roussel.

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.

- Delphine Arnault

These 8 designers are now invited to meet with the members of the Jury at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, on June 16th. At the end of that day, the Jury will select the winning designer.

The 2017 finalists are:

Ambush, by Yoon Ahn  | Unisex


Atlein, by Antonin Tron  | Womenswear

Cecilie Bahnsen, by Cecilie Rosted Bahnsen  | Womenswear

Jahnkoy, by Maria Kazakova  | Menswear

Kozaburo, by Kozaburo Akasaka  | Menswear

Marine Serre, by Marine Serre  | Womenswear

Molly Goddard, by Molly Goddard  | Womenswear

Nabil Nayal, by Nabil el-Nayal  | Womenswear