Making it onto the finalist list for this highly coveted design prize is a huge achievement in itself and now, LVMH has narrowed that list down to one, awarding Marine Serre, LVMH Young Fashion Designer of 2017.

Serre is a French womenswear designer based in Paris and has produced just two collections so far for her eponymous label: 15-21 (2015/16) and Radical Call for Love (2017/18). Serre's resume includes highly sought-after internships under Raf Simons at Christian Dior and Matthieu Blazy at Maison Martin Margiela and last year, while working on her own label, Serre took up a design position at luxe label Balenciaga. It's fair to say she takes her craft very seriously and is learning from the best in the fashion biz.

Celeb songstress Rihanna was enlisted to present Serre the gong, which was awarded at a ceremony at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. Serre beat out 1,200 applicants for the award and along with the actual physical award takes home a very tidy €300,000 grant plus a year-long mentorship within the LVMH group who own Céline, Christian Dior, Givenchy and of course Louis Vuitton.

According to a statement from LVMH, "The jury was impressed by Marine Serre's work, which cleverly combines urban, sportswear and oriental inspirations, creating through these confrontations a unique aesthetic." The jury is a who's who of fashion including Nicolas Ghesquière, Karl Lagerfeld, Phoebe Philo and J.W. Anderson and they weren't just impressed with Serre's work, also awarding Japanese menswear designer, Kozaburo Akasaka from Kozaburo a special prize of €150,000 and a year-long mentorship with the LVMH Group.

This talented young designer just won a fashion gold medal