Iris Van HerpenThe 2014 ANDAM Grand Prize winner is designer Iris Van Herpen wherein she will receive €250,000 (US$342,000) grant from the National Association for the Development of the Fashion Arts (ANDAM).

“I am incredibly honored to win the ANDAM Fashion Award. Paris has a special place in my heart as it is the city that welcomed my first creations,” said Iris Van Herpen.

“The recognition of such an impressive jury is the best encouragement I could get for my upcoming projects especially considering the amount of great talent presented today. All my thanks to the jury, the ANDAM organization and my team,” she added.

A 2006 graduate of the Art Institute of Arnhem ArtEZ, Iris Van Herpen started by working for Alexander McQueen in London and went on to present her first collection in 2007 in Amsterdam.

Thanks to her cutting-edge approach to creation, she integrated the official calendar of France’s Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in 2011.

In March 2013, she launched her first ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week.

Iris van Herpen, AW14/15

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