Yesterday ANDAM announced the nominees for its annual competition, one of the fashion industry’s longest-running prizes. Carine Roitfeld lead this year’s judging panel with Alber Elbaz, Hilary Alexander, Colette’s Sarah Lerfel, Jefferson Hack and Humberto Leon, as well as Renzo Rosso, and the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation. Together they’ll grant the winner over $300,000 (more than the CFDA or BFC emerging desinger awards), a mentorship, and the chance to show their collection during Paris Fashion Week.
Past winners of the prestigious top prize include Iris van Herpen, Anthony Vaccarello, and Giles Deacon. This year two of our favorite accessory designers have snagged nominations for the prestigious award, Amelie Pichard and Hugo Matha!
“My creative process revolves around clichés and «raw-mantic» stories between men and women”.
Amelie Pichard launched her line of shoes and accessories in 2011. Pichard has since collaborated with Garrett Leight, Le Coq Sportif and most recently Pamela Anderson on a line of Vegan footwear & accessories.
The Amerlie Pichard collection is carried at Le Bon Marché, Colette, Opening Ceremony, Tom Greyhound among other top retailers.
Hugo Matha attended the Dupperé school in Paris whose notable alumni include Pierre Hardy, Guillaume Henry and Alexandre Mattuisi. After assisting Jean Charles de Castelbajac in 2013 Hugo Matha launched his luxury, hand-crafted accessories line.
Matha blends natural elements such as wood & stone with exotic leathers such as iguana & alligator. Hugo Matha is carried at key retailers such as Colette, Boon the Shop, D’NA, TOTOKAELO, among others.
For more information about the nominees for 2016 Andam fashion prize visit the website.