Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant of Coperni won the 2014 ANDAM The First Collections Prize with a purse of €75,000 (US$103,000) in grants.
“We can’t believe how lucky we are. This is the beginning of something great, of something real. We would like to thank the jury for this great opportunity which will strongly contribute to our brand development,” Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant commented.
Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant met in 2009 in their fashion school, Mod’Art International, in Paris where Sébastien is learning fashion design whereas Arnaud studies fashion business.
Their collaboration will enable many rewards, among them the 1st Prize PODIUM Young Stylist 2009 & 1st Prize Mod’Art International 2010. A
fter experiences in France, United States and China, Sébastien decides to create COPERNI FEMME in 2013 with Arnaud’s support who pursues simultaneously his path at Balenciaga. They presented their first capsule collection in September 2013.
Photo of Sébastien Meyer & Arnaud Vaillant by Jean-Baptiste Talbourdet