A French industry consortium has announced that it has increased Andam’s available prize pool to €700,000 ($737,000) as it launches the 2023 edition of the influential Fashion Awards.
In addition to the €300,000 grand prize and the €100,000 runner-up fashion designer award, the organization has doubled the awards for accessories and innovation, both now reaching €100,000. The group will also offer €100,000 to the early-stage French designer in honor of its longtime president, Pierre Berger.
Hermès Managing Director Guillaume de Seine mentored the winners of the increased accessories prize for the year, while Chloé CEO Ricardo Bellini (former chief of Maison Margiela) mentored the major fashion winners. increase. Catherine Spindler, Deputy CEO of Lacoste, chaired this year’s Pierre Berger Awards. A new board member, the production company Bureau Betac, has pledged to help display the winners’ collections.
Founded in 1989, Andam is funded by the French Ministry of Culture and the DEFI trade association, and has worked with companies ranging from French luxury groups LVMH and Kering to Italy’s OTB, German e-tailer Mytheresa, and tech giants Meta and Google. It is operated by many companies involved in fashion. .
Designers and start-ups from around the world are invited to enter Andam’s prize, provided that the winner appears on the Paris Fashion Week calendar and invests in moving their supply chain and part of their business to France. I’m here.
Andam founder Natalie Dufour says the best applicants often have a vision that goes beyond fashion and includes perspectives on issues such as culture, expression and diversity, sustainability or craftsmanship. A designer who has
Recent winners include designers Botter, Y/Project, Marine Serre, sustainable dyeing startup Ever Dye, and Dolly Cohen, an American jeweler known for its custom grills. Past winners also include Anthony Vaccarello, Martin Margiela, APC, Jeremy Scott and Lemaire.