PARIS — Marking its 25th anniversary, the ANDAM Fashion Award will be decided by a prominent mix of jury members made up of both ANDAM sponsors and fashion professionals.
For its 2014 edition, seven new members have been chosen: François-Henri Pinault, chairman and chief executive officer at Kering; Stefano Martinetto, ceo of Tomorrow London; Xavier Romatet, Condé Nast France president; John Demsey, group president of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.; model Caroline de Maigret; Anne-Sophie von Claer, deputy managing editor of Le Figaro, and photographer Ellen von Unwerth.
Founded in 1989 by Nathalie Dufour, with the support of the French culture and industry ministries and with former YSL couture boss Pierre Bergé as president, the ANDAM Fashion Award is valued at 250,000 euros, or $345,090 at current exchange. The prize has proven a prodigious tool in scouting new talent. Past ANDAM winners include Alexandre Mattiussi, Anthony Vaccarello, Viktor & Rolf and Martin Margiela. This year’s finalists will be announced at the beginning of May.
As reported, as part of its 25th anniversary, ANDAM has a number of new sponsors and is enlarging its mission to include future winners with business skills such as strategic planning, digital marketing and image building.
Kering — the parent of Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Boucheron and other brands — is among the new sponsors of the prize, with Pinault succeeding Diesel chief Renzo Rosso as mentor for the 2014 winner. He will provide guidance for two years on matters including financial, legal, marketing, communications and production.
MAC Cosmetics is also a new sponsor and has pledged to provide all nominees with makeup artistry support for runway shows and fashion shoots, along with assistance on image building. Tomorrow, which operates showrooms in Milan, Paris and London, is a third new sponsor, joining longtime partners including Swarovski, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Hudson’s Bay Co., Longchamp, Galeries Lafayette and Fashion GPS.
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion
Eighty degree temperatures and outdoor installations at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach called for bright, elevated beachwear. See more street style pictures on WWD.com. #theyarewearing #ABMB (📷: @lifeinreverie)
Following September’s emotional tribute to her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace wanted to bring the spring show’s deep sense of intimacy to her @versace_official pre-fall collection. Donatella found inspiration in Versace Palazzo in Milan and from Gianni’s opulent apartment. Archival patterns and new motifs were splashed on silk shirtdresses and fitted jersey frocks. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com. #wwdfashion
Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his @vetements_official brand. WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show for the fall 2018 season on January 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue have not been confirmed — stay tuned on WWD.com to catch the latest. #wwdnews (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)