Ten finalists were selected out of 150 entries from 32 nationalities. The 2019 line-up included Fanny Aigroz (Switzerland), Dorian Cayol & Quentin Barralon (France), Martial Charasse (France), Chen Whei Hung & Rawla Raiheth (Thailand, India), Eun-Song Joo (Germany), Mathilde Le Gagneur (France), Sarah Levy (Belgium), Kexuan Li (China), Noelia Morales (Spain) and Maria Nina Vaclavkova (Czech Republic).
Each finalist presented a micro collection to the jury within five categories including bags, shoes, jewelry, hats and sunglasses.
A compilation of the designers' work was showcased as part of a collective exhibition at the Villa Noailles alongside a special film highlighting their talents.
Winner Noelia Morales was rewarded with a grant of €15,000 from Swarovski and a trip to our Austrian archives, plus the opportunity to collaborate on a project with Chanel’s Maisons d’art, up to €15,000.
Charlotte Chesnais, the 2015 ANDAM accessories winner, presided over this year’s jury made up of the following esteemed names: Elodie Bouchez (Actress, Paris), Clara Cornet (Creative and Merchandising Director, Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées, Paris), Marina Foïs (Actress, Paris), Patrick Goossens (Director, Maison Goossens, Paris), Caroline Issa (Fashion director, Tank magazine, London), Isabelle Kountoure (Fashion Content director, Wallpaper*, London), Ezra Petronio (Editor, Creative Director and Photographer, Self Service, Paris), Julia Sarr-Jamois (Fashion Editor, Wonderland magazine, Paris), Matthew Schneier (Fashion reporter, The New York Times, New York), Aleksandra Woroniecka (Fashion Editor-in-chief, Vogue Paris, Paris) and Julia Dessirier, Flora Fixy & Kate Fichard (Grand Prix Accessoires de mode Swarovski 2018, Paris).
Since 2009, Swarovski has partnered with the Hyères Fashion Festival.
Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Executive Board, commented: "As a company with an enduring commitment to nurturing and promoting emerging designers, we hope the Swarovski Accessories Prize will continue to provide a vital platform to celebrate the brightest new creative talent in the accessories field.”