Andam 2024 announces 12 finalists for 35th anniversary edition
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Andam 2024 announces 12 finalists for 35th anniversary edition

Andam 2024 has announced the 12 international finalists for its 35th anniversary edition.
June 4, 2024

The Andam 2024 Fashion Awards, celebrating its 35th anniversary, has announced the 12 finalists vying for its prestigious awards. Since its inception in 1989, Andam has been a key platform for emerging talent, launching over a hundred designers to international acclaim, including luminaries such as Martin Margiela, the first winner, and Louis Gabriel Nouchi, the winner of the most recent edition.

This year’s star-studded jury includes screen icons Béatrice Dalle, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Rossy de Palma, as well as fashion industry heavyweights Guillaume Houzé, President of Andam and Director of Image and Communication for the Galeries Lafayette Group; Bruno Pavlovski, President of Chanel‘s fashion activities; and Sidney Toledano, Advisor to the President of the LVMH Group.

The jury also includes Blackpink‘s Rosé and supermodel and singer Carla Bruni, who are among the 13 guest members selected by Anthony Vaccarello, Saint Laurent‘s Artistic director and Andam 2024 mentor.

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After a rigorous two-month selection process, the 32-member jury selected an exceptional and international group of finalists. Six designers are in the running for the Grand Prize of €300,000 and the Special Prize of €100,000: Emeric Tchatchoua’s Franco-Canadian label 3.Paradis, Scottish designer Charles Jeffrey’s streetwear brand Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, Australian Christopher Esber’s eponymous label, Brussels-based minimalist Marie Adam-Leenaerdt, Antwerp Royal Academy graduate Meryll Rogge, and Chinese Central Saint Martins graduate Ruohan Nie’s brand Ruohan.

The Pierre Bergé Prize, which comes with a prize of 100,000 euros, has three candidates: Maria Boyarovskaya’s Parisian brand Boyarovskaya, known for its deconstructed cuts; Edmond Luu’s chic streetwear label Pièces Uniques; and Alice Vaillant’s lace-loving brand Vaillant, founded during the 2020 lockdown.

Finally, the Fashion Accessories Prize, also worth €100,000, will be contested by Parisian neo-gothic jewelry brand Hugo Kreit, Dutch minimalist bag brand Maeden by Christian Heikoop, and accessories sociologist Sarah Levy’s eponymous label, which won the audience prize at the 2019 Hyères Festival.

Andam 2024 announces 12 finalists for 35th anniversary edition
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Nathalie Dufour, founder and CEO of Andam, thanked the personalities and patrons who have supported the competition over the past 35 years and contributed to its dynamism. She congratulated the finalists on “their distinct creative visions and strategic ambitions, have impressed this prestigious jury“.

The finalists will present their projects to the judges at the end of June and will receive not only financial support, but also full support from Andam’s partners, including mentorship, access to fabric stocks from Balenciaga and Longchamp, coaching from Google’s Ateliers Numériques team, and exposure at the WSN and Première Classe shows during Paris Fashion Week. The five winners will receive Swarovski trophies designed by Anthony Vaccarello, himself an Andam winner in 2011.

I am very pleased with the finalists selected by the jury this year. Through the Andam competition, we are proud to support these designers and look forward to meeting them on June 27th,” said Anthony Vaccarello.

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