Yoon Ahn is a Korean American fashion designer, creative director of her brand, AMBUSH, and jewelry design director of Dior Homme.
AMBUSH® began as an experimental jewellery line – innovative pop art-inspired designs capturing a distinct Tokyo aesthetic. The iconic trademarked POW!® motif in particular received media coverage around the world. With apparel created as a canvas to complete the story, AMBUSH® evolved into designing unisex collections.
The brand made its Paris debut in 2015 with VERBAL & YOON being listed as two of Business of Fashion’s Top 500 people influencing the global fashion industry for 5 consecutive years from 2015, and HYPEBEAST 100 list for 8 consecutive years. In 2017 AMBUSH® was selected as one of the top 8 finalists for the LVMH PRIZE. AMBUSH®’s uniquely crafted parts form an idiosyncratic style that led to commissions and collaborations with an illustrious list that includes Louis Vuitton (Kim Jones), sacai, UNDERCOVER, Off-White, Moet, Bvlgari, Nike, CONVERSE, Rimowa, and GENTLE MONSTER.
In 2018 AMBUSH® presented the brand’s first runway presentation as part of Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo. Kim Jones named YOON as jewellery designer for Dior Men, and the first creations for the house debuted with the SS 2019 collection in Paris. AMBUSH® opened its first flagship store on September 2 2016 in Tokyo, a space which encapsulates the brand’s ethos in a creative environment under one roof with the design studio.