ANDAM Unveils the 13 Finalists of Its 33rd Edition
Who will take home ANDAM’s grand prize of 300,000 euros and a Swarovski trophy?
The 34 members that make up the judges panel of the 2022 ANDAM Fashion Awards have finally selected the 13 finalists who will compete for grand prizes. Grouped into three categories, these 13 talented designers will be given the opportunity to present their project to the judges who will select the 2022 winners based on both creative and business potentials.
The 7 nominees for the grand prize of 300,000 euros & a runner up special prize of 100,000 euros are; Robert Wun from London, New York City’s Peter Do, Copenhagen’s Heliot Emil, South Africa-based Lukhanyo Mdingi, Berlin-based label Ottolinger, French brand Cool by Thomas Monet, and Dutch label Botter.
“The creativity and diversity of the young designers shortlisted by the jury promise a high-quality competition. It is important to recall that the winners will be invited to show their collections in Paris and get to work with French craftsmen and Fashion Métiers d’art. I am delighted to see that their participation to the ANDAM Awards also reflects the attractiveness of Paris as world capital of fashion and of its ecosystem,” says Bruno Pavlovsky, President of Fashion at Chanel.
In addition to the 7 nominees for the grand prize, ANDAM also revealed nominees for the Pierre Bergé prize of 100,000 euros and for the Accessories prize of 50,000 euros. Competing for the Pierre Bergé prize are; Central Saint Martins graduate Benjamin Benmoyal, Paris-based labels, Bluemarble and Boyarovskaya. Last but not least, the 3 contenders for the Accessories prize are Serge Ruffieux’s label 13 09 SR, London-based Romanian label Ancuta Sarca, and Paris-based Dolly Cohen.
All 13 of the finalists will receive overall support through a program developed by ANDAM. These young talents are offered a unique opportunity to access invaluable advices and expertise that will help them in structuring and expanding their business.
“I would like to honor the expertise and thank the commitment of our jury’s members who selected 13 talented finalists with unique creative projects and singular committed vision,” states Nathalie Dufour, Founder and Director of ANDAM.