ORIGIN

1989

Founded in 1989 by Nathalie Dufour, under the initiative of the French Ministry of Culture and the DEFI (supervised by the French Ministry of Industry), with Pierre Bergé as president, ANDAM (National Association for the Development of the Fashion Arts) was conceived from the beginning as a structure for recognizing and assisting young designers on the French and international fashion scene.

The founding of ANDAM constituted a decisive step forward and the first public initiative in the promotion of young fashion talents.

SINCE 27 YEARS

ANDAM unites and coordinates the institutional and private players of the fashion industry to develop strategic and transversal actions in favour of young designers and Paris influence, as the world’s fashion capital.

Each year, through its prizes, the ANDAM Fashion Awards offer a financial and logistic support to fashion designers chosen after a long and in-depth process of sélection, contributing to the vitality and durability of the Fashion creative industry.

Beyond the competition, ANDAM’s annual core mission is to guide and advise the young fashion brands in their structuring and development and introduce them to the various actors of the fashion industry (manufacturers, know-how, luxury groups, journalists, institutionals, press office).

ANDAM team:

  • Nathalie Dufour, managing director
  • Caroline Tixier, executive assistant

The prestigious ANDAM jury gathered together representatives of its private and institutional sponsors as well as fashion professionals know for their outstanding expertise.

1mcc
2 defi
Chanel
Chloé
Fondation
Galeries
IFM
Kering
Longchamp
LVMH
MAC
Maison
Moncler
OTB
Saint Laurent
Swarovski
Tomorrow