After reviewing the applications received this year, the 25 members of the 2014 judges panel have selected the finalists of ANDAM’s 25th edition. “I am thrilled to be presenting this year new selection of talents. Thanks to the ANDAM Fashion Award, one of them is bound to become a French company. This brand will become an official actor of the prestigious Paris fashion scene, participating to its international leadership.” says Nathalie Dufour, director of ANDAM.

Thanks to the generous support of its thirteen private partners, the ANDAM Fashion Award will be able to grant this year’ two winners a total of 325K euros .($445K)

The 2014 ANDAM Fashion Award partners are:
Fashion GPS, Pierre Bergé Yves Saint Laurent Foundation, Galeries Lafayette, Hudson’s Bay Company, Kering, Longchamp, LVMH, MAC Cosmetics, OTB, Swarovski, thecorner.com , Tomorrow London Ltd, the house of Yves Saint Laurent.

The 2014 ANDAM Fashion Award will offer two different prizes :

  • The ANDAM Fashion Award (« major award ») of 250K euros ($342K)
  • The ANDAM First Collections Prize , of 75K euros ($103K)

The winners for both prizes will be elected by the 25 members of the judges panel on July 3rd 2014.

The seven 2014 nominees for the ANDAM Fashion Award 250K euros (Major Award) are:

  1. ETUDES STUDIO
  2. RAD HOURANI
  3. JEAN-PAUL LESPAGNARD
  4. FAUSTO PUGLISI
  5. STEVEN TAI
  6. IRIS VAN HERPEN
  7. YIQING YIN

In addition to the 250K euros ANDAM Award, the 2014 winner will benefit from

Mentorship for two consecutive seasons by François-Henri Pinault, chairman and CEO of Kering , who will advise the winner in his or her creative, corporate and commercial development,

An exclusive collaboration with the luxury online boutique thecorner.com,

The support of Hudson’s Bay Company, Canada’s leading department store, which pledges to buy the winning Spring-Summer 2015 collection,

An in-kind donation from Swarovski of 10K euros worth of crystals to be used within the year following his/her fellowship.

All the seven finalists of the ANDAM Fashion Award will be offered by

MAC Cosmetics, assistance for the promotion of the nominees image and notoriety through in-kind make-up support both backstage during Fashion Week as well as makeup artistry and product for other collections, look books and various events throughout the year,

Fashion GPS, a one-year digital and technological consultancy. The winner will benefit from the personal advices of Eddie Mullon, CEO, regarding the development of his/her communication tools and optimization of his/her technological processes,

thecorner.com, the luxury online boutique, will offer, for the third edition, the Andam Fashion Award finalists a concrete opportunity to develop their brands, thanks to a front-rank window to present their FW 2014/15 collections globally, starting from the end of September 2013,

Swarovski, a dedicated workshop in the Swarovski showroom to discover their products diversity and the creative possibilities crystals offer for a collection.