Did you guys know that last week, the eight finalists for the third annual LVMH Prize were announced? Organized and run by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy​ since 2013, the prize awards a young designer a grant of 300,000 euros and technical and financial support from LVMH for a year. The contestants are judged by a jury pulled from LVMH’s stock of luxury house designers. In order to qualify, the designers must be under 40 and have produced at least two collections. Past winners include Shayne Oliver of Hood by Air, and everyone from Virgil Abloh to Craig Green and Vetements' Demna Gvasalia have been picked up nominations in years past. The current crop of finalists chosen by the judges can be seen as representing the emergent blending of womenswear and menswear as seen on an increasing number of runways. One of them will take home the big prize on June 16th, 2016. Before that, let’s get you up to speed on the five finalists who design menswear or unisex collections. There won’t be a quiz at the end, but the fashionable people in your office will be totally impressed you know that this year’s finalists are the first to feature a Japanese designer.