The Grand Prize was awarded to French designer and surfing devotee Antonin Tron of Atlein. Alongside mentorship from Pierre-Yves Roussel at LVMH, Tron will receive 10,000 euros-worth of Swarovski crystal to be incorporated into his next show. Since launching his label in 2016, Tron has placed sustainability at the heart of his design process, creating his first two collections entirely from dead stock fabrics sourced from luxury brands.
This year’s Accessories Prize was awarded to Stéphanie d’Heygère, who started her eponymous jewelry brand after gaining experience at Maison Martin Margiela and Dior. D’Heygère will receive mentoring from Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board, benefiting from her personal advice and expertise as she seeks to grow her business.
The Creative Label Prize was given to Belgian menswear designer Ludovic de Saint Sernin, while the newly created Fashion Innovation Prize was presented to Colorfix, a British firm specializing in eco-friendly dye solutions.
Each of the four winners were honored with a bespoke crystal trophy commissioned by Swarovski and designed by 2017 ANDAM Accessories Prize-winner Ana Khouri. The design is inspired by Khouri’s sculptural Inez earrings, which she believes represents “growth and magnitude” and reflects the impact of receiving an ANDAM prize. The pure crystal trophies were handcrafted by Swarovski’s master cutters at its headquarters in Wattens, Austria.