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Meet the final 8 of LVMH Prize 2017

by Mathilde Berthier, France
16.06.2017
Judged by 12 fashion professionals, including Karl Lagerfeld, Phoebe Philo and Nicolas Ghesquière, one of these right newcomers may win the Grail tomorrow at the Louis Vuitton Foundation. The bets are open.
Molly Goddard: the dreamlike

Already well established in the London calendar, the English designer dresses baby dolls fans of techno. She launched her brand after dressing up friends for a birthday party. 

Finalist Focus: Molly Goddard
Nabil Nayal: The Shakespearean

If he could travel in time, the Englishman of Syrian origin would have propelled the sixteenth century, under Elizabeth Iʳᵉ. Failing this, he creates poplin-collared dresses, acclaimed by Karl Lagerfeld.

Finalist Focus: Nabil Nayal
Antonin Tron: the sculptor

It took two seasons to the French Antonin Tron and its label Atlein to impose itself in the Parisian calendar. Already winner of the Andam in 2016, will this obsessive drape be the double?  

Finalist Focus: Antonin Tron for Atlein
Marine Serre: the absolute

Marine Serre's first collection, "Radical Call for Love", was taken from Broken Arm, Dover Street Market, and seduced the Galeries Lafayette jury in Hyères. On top of that, the Frenchwoman finds time to work at Balenciaga.

Finalist Focus: Marine Serre
Cecilie Bahnsen: the Victorian

Danish native, Cecilie started two years ago, after an MA at the Royal College of London. Between Renaissance and 19th century English, its collections make a lot of noise in Copenhagen.

Finalist Focus: Cecile Bahnsen
Yoon Ahn: the influential

If she became known for her emphatic jewelry, sometimes grunge, the American Yoon Ahn, label "Ambush", enriched his palette of street clothes. She is in the papers of Pharrell Williams. 

Finalist Focus: Yoon Ahn, Ambush
Jahnkoy: the green

It was in New York that this Russian designer presented her first men's collection in February. An all-round cloakroom, made of recycled or recovered materials, which encourages consumption otherwise. 

Finalist Focus: Jahnkoy
Kozaburo Akasaka: the ambiguous

What if the underground culture encountered tailoring? A child of the 1990s, Kozaburo Akasaka trained in Thom Browne in New York before launching his own menswear brand.

Finalist Focus: Kozaburo

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