LONDON — Giles Deacon has been named this year’s winner of France’s ANDAM award, and will show his spring collection during Paris Fashion Week, which runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 8.
The 160,000 euro, or $226,000, award is for designers under 40 seeking to expand their businesses in France. Previous recipients of the award from the National Association for the Development of the Fashion Arts include Gareth Pugh, Richard Nicoll, Viktor & Rolf and Martin Margiela.
“It is a fantastic opportunity for me and great to have been recognized,” Deacon told WWD. Deacon said the award dovetails with his recent manufacturing deal with the Italian company Castor Srl and will help expose his growing label to a wider audience.
“The manufacturing deal and the award represent two years of hard work. They both show that the label is progressing, and that we can handle larger orders and deliver on time,” he said.
ANDAM is backed by the French Ministry of Culture and supported by companies including LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Les Galeries Lafayette, Gucci Group and Longchamp.
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