Yoon Ahn and Verbal
A Korean-American designer born in Seattle but currently based in Tokyo, Yoon Ahn studied graphic design at the University of Boston, where she met her husband Verbal. Starting her career, Yoon produced album covers for Verbal and other artists, but after a few years, she founded her first jewelry line Antonio Murphy & Astro, which got the attention of a young Kanye West in 2004. Despite no formal training in jewelry-making, Yoon went on to found AMBUSH in 2008 to instant success—no doubt buoyed by her deep connections in fashion and music forged during her early aughts as a graphic and jewelry designer. A finalist for the 2017 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers, Yoon’s now the head of jewelry design for Dior Homme.
Ambush Design Company is founded focusing on art direction and album artwork design.
Yoon and Verbal found a couture jewelry line called Antonio Murphy & Astro in order to make better accessories for Verbal and his contemporaries to wear.
AMBUSH is founded by Yoon and Verbal.
Collaborates with BAPE on jewelry, accessories, and footwear.
Collaborates with Reebok on two versions of the Reebok Pump Fury HLS.
AMBUSH dives into apparel, at first looking to use the clothing to create a “canvas” for their famous accessories.
Opens its first flagship store in Tokyo, combining a retail space with their design studio for maximum creative ethos.
Presents their first runway presentation as part of Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo.