After much success in the last two decades, the ANDAM (Association Nationale pour le Développement des Arts de la Mode, National Association for the Development of the Fashion Arts) Paris Fashion Award is opening their doors once again for applicants and entries in this year’s competition.
Founded in 1989 by Nathalie Dufour, ANDAM hosts a major competition every year to welcome, launch and provide support for emerging new fashion talents. The competition is open to all up and coming designers on the French and international fashion scene, with a generous endowment of €160,000 for the selected winner. This is the largest fashion prize in the world, and is an opportunity that should not be missed. As 2009 is ANDAM’s 20th Anniversary, they have also introduced a new prize of €20, 000 to a young French fashion designer. This celebratory and special prize was encouraged by the outstanding results of the 2008 competition, along with the ongoing support they have received over the years by private and institutional partners. This additional prize will be given in conjunction with the endowment of €160, 000.
ANDAM is accepting entry materials right now, with the final deadline being the 25th April 2009 – you must be quick, not long left y’all! All applicants must have plans for a fashion show and development in France, and also be under the age of 40 (as of January 1st 2009).
If you are a winner, this generosity from ANDAM will most definitely give you a kick start into your future career as a designer. This will be a stepping stone that many will envy, and you will be given an opportunity to put your mark in the fashion scene. Your name will be up there amongst the likes of M.I.S.S. favourite Jeremy Scott (winner 1998), Victor & Rolf (winner 1994) and more notably, last year’s winner Gareth Pugh. This is a chance you should take; a chance to get your foot in the fashion industry’s door which, more often than not, is shut in many faces. Good Luck ladies and gents!
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All entries must be submitted to ANDAM, 1 Rue Berbier du Mets, 75013 Paris, France.
Entry Forms can be retrieved from their website at www.andam.fr/.
ANDAM contact details:
Association Nationale pour le Développement des Arts de la Mode
1 rue Berbier du Mets
T: +33 (0)1 44 08 69 07
F: +33 (0)1 44 08 69 00
Visit ANDAM online for more details and terms & conditions.
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