Who’ll win this year’s coveted ANDAM prize? Well for starters, two of London’s bright young things will be among the six battling it out to win the €220,000 prize money, which has in previous years sent the international recognition of Giles Deacon and Gareth Pugh et al soaring.
So let’s name names, shall we? The French prize will see London-based designers Mark Fast and Hakaan join the likes of couturier (and former Thierry Mugler designer) Alexandre Vauthier, Francesco Scognamiglio, Bouchra Jarrar (former Balenciaga and Christian Lacroix alum), and Calla Haynes, who worked with Olivier Theyskens for five years at Nina Ricci.
Pretty fierce competition, all in all.
And whilst we’re sure all six nominees are pretty excited, one in particular is overwhelmed.
“Being nominated for the ANDAM award is very exciting and such an honour,” Hakaan, who made his debut on the London catwalks in February, told Vogue UK. “Being in the company of its predecessors is a huge compliment and a privilege.”
Good luck one and all.