Popularly known as “Yoon Ambush”, the ultra-trendy Korean- American designer co-founded cult jewellery brand Ambush in 2008 with her husband, Japanese rapper Verbal. The duo quickly found themselves at the top of the hip-hop and fashion worlds courtesy of Ambush’s hip street-style aesthetic. The self-taught designer is enjoying her own moment in the spotlight as Dior Men’s jewellery director under the artistic direction of Kim Jones.
Everyday objects pumped up with a dose of Jeff Koons-esque kitschy treatments and exaggerated proportions.
Why know her
At Dior Men, she disrupts the traditional men’s jewellery lexicon by creating collectible objects of art. Ahn’s talents truly shone at Dior Men’s Pre-Fall 2019 show staged in Tokyo. Inspired by the legendary Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama, she designed intricate robotic gloves and armour-like rings adapted from Sorayama’s 1983 book, Sexy Robot – it’s the stuff of the future.