Andam announces the Finalists of the 2023 Andam Fashion Awards

ANDAM (National Association of the Development of the Fashion Arts) has announced the 12 Finalists of its 2023 Andam Fashion Awards.

The designers were selected by the 31 members of the 2023 judges panel, after reviewing the applications received this year.

The twelve finalists are:

Grand Prize Finalists (300K Euros + Special Prize of 100K Euros)
Duran Lantink
Ester Manas
LGN Louis-Gabriel Nouchi

Pierre Berge Prize finalists (100K Euros)
West Paris

Fashion Accessories Award Finalists (100K Euros)
Ruslan Baginskiy

Aside from the financial grant and mentorship dedicated to the winners, ANDAM offers an overall support program for all the finalists with a unique opportunity to them to access unvaluable advice and expertise that will help them in structuring and expanding their business. The finalists based in France will have a privileged access to IFM Accelerator Program and to the financial expertise of the French lending institution, IFCIC.

'The jury's selection for the ANDAM 2023 edition celebrates the remarkable quality and boundless creativity of the finalists, and I wish to extend my gratitude to all the jury members for their invaluable contributions. Together with the jury, we were particularly impressed by the level of creativity, savoir-faire and craft displayed by this talented group of finalists, who also demonstrated strong consideration for the key sustainability challenges of the future in their impressive range of collections,' Riccardo Bellini, President & Ceo, Chloe And Mentor Of The 2023 Andam Grand Prize said in a press release.

'In 1989, I founded ANDAM to identify and support the emerging talents of the global contemporary fashion scene. This year again, the strong coordination of our private and institutional sponsors allows ANDAM to develop a global action, offering to these young brands a financial support reaching an exceptional amount of 700.000 euros and a global mentorship program covering all the strategic fields essentials for the structuring and development of their company. I would like to honor the expertise and thank the commitment of our jury's members who selected 12 talented finalists,' said Nathalie Dufour, Founder And Director Of Andam added.

Founded in 1989 by Nathalie Dufour and chaired by Guillaume Houze, the annual ANDAM Fashion Awards offer a financial and logistic support to fashion designers chosen after a long and in-depth process of selection. It is supported by large corporate sponsors, which include Balenciaga, Bureau Betak, Chanel, Chloe, Fondation Pierre Berge-Yves Saint Laurent, Galeries Lafayette, Google France, Hermes, Kering, Lacoste, Longchamp, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, L'Oreal Paris, Meta, Mytheresa, OTB, Premiere Classe, Saint Laurent, Swarovski and Tomorrow.

The 12 finalists will present their project to the judges panel on Thursday, June 29 who will select the 2023 winners, on both creative and business potentials followed by a prize ceremony.

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