During the 26th ANDAM (Association Nationale de Développement des Arts de la Mode) Fashion Awards in Paris, Charlotte Chesnais was presented with the first Fashion Accessories Prize. The prize, which includes a 30,000€ endowment and a one-year mentorship from Nadja Swarovski, represents ANDAM’s growing support across all sectors of the fashion industry.
ANDAM continues to grow in influence in France and around the world, with its overall endowment raised to 370,000 € this year. The three awards that make up the endowment include the Collections Prize, Fashion Accessories Prize, and 2015 Fashion Award. Chanel joins as a co-sponsor alongside Swarovski, both offering mentorship to the winners and co-sponsoring the awards dinner. Bruno Pavlovsky, President of Chanel Global Fashion, was a judge, attended, and is mentoring the Fashion Award winner, Pigalle’s Stéphane Ashpool.
Nominees for the Accessories Award included Charlotte Chesnais, Hugo Matha, and Annelise Michelson. All of these outstanding nominees have created buzz in their own right with eye-catching and forward-thinking designs. Chesnais, Dossena’s head of leather goods and jewelry at Paco Rabanne, just released her first sinewy and sculptural jewelry collection at Colette, Opening Ceremony, and The Webster. Hugo Matha’s innovative and eye catching handbags, launched last year, have caught the eye of many a celebrity, including Katy Perry and Rihanna. Annelise Michelson’s latest line includes hints of bondage and punk and leans towards a unisex focus.
All nominees and winners were celebrated with an intimate dinner on July 3rd at the Hôtel France-Amériques. Co-hosted by Chanel and Swarovski, the guests included leading figures and Fashion forces from all around the world, including Nadja Swarovski and Bruno Pavlovsky among others.