PARIS, Jan 30, 2014/ — Founded in 1989 by Nathali Dufour with M. Pierre Bergé as president, the Association Nationale pour le Développement des Arts de la Mode (ANDAM to identify and support the emerging talents of contemporary designers and assure the role of Paris as a key fashion capital.
And ANDAM celebrates its 25th anniversary; its total endowment has grown to 325,000 euros, which happens to be the biggest fashion prize in the world.
The ANDAM International Fashion Award of 250,000 euros will offer to a French or foreign designer willing to establish a sustainable business in France thus contributing to the dynamism of Paris fashion scene and French industry.
Another grant worth 75,000 euros will also be awarded to a young company based in France confirming ANDAM’s committed support to the French fashion industry.
In addition to these financial endowments, the two fellowship winners will access to a worldwide visibility by having the opportunityto present their collections to the international corps of journalists and buyers during Paris Fashion Week in October 2014.
Winners of the ANDAM Fashion Award since it began includes: (in alphabetical order)
AMI Alexandre Mattiussi
Bless (Ines Kaag & Desiree Heiss)
Carel & Rubio
Commuun (Kaito Hori & Iku Furudate)
Felipe Oliveira Baptista
Hervé Van der Straeten
Jean Touitou (A.P.C)
Maison Martin Margiela
Patrick Van Ommeslaeghe
Thomas Engel Hart
Toga (Yasuko Furuta)
Vava Dudu & Fabrice Lorrain
Yaz & Emel Yazbukey
Yazbukey (Yaz & Emel)