The three winners ANDAM’s Fashion Award were announced this afternoon: Johanna Senyk of Wanda Nylon scooped up the prestigious Grand Prize; Antonin Tron of French womenswear brand Atlein took the First Collections Prize; and Parisian bag label Tomasini won the Accessories Prize.
As we mentioned back in May, ANDAM’s shortlist of emerging designers was something of a mixed bag, with everyone from Jacquemus and Tim Coppens to Aalto and Koché all up for the accolades. (Also, save for contemporary menswear label OAMC, all were also in the running for the highly coveted LVMH Prize, which London designer Grace Wales Bonner took home last month.)
As the Grand Prize winner, Senyk, who launched Wanda Nylon in 2012 as a rainwear label before forming a full ready-to-wear line last year, has been awarded 250,000 euros (or $278,362 at the current exchange rate), in addition to logistical support and mentorship from Chloé president Geoffrey de la Boyrdonnaye. As for the First Collections Prize, Tron, whose collection is made exclusively of jersey, is a graduate of Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts and an alumni of Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, and Balenciaga (pre-Demna). Tron made his debut at Paris Fashion Week just this past March—talk about hitting the ground running. He’s been awarded 100,000 euros, or $111,355. Accessories designer Emmanuel Tomasini launched his eponymous leather goods label early last year. Despite being a Parisian brand, Tomasini’s handbags are made in Abruzzi, Italy and boast an aesthetic borrowed from '80s architecture and fashion.
The winners are in good company—ANDAM counts the likes of Martin Margiela, Christophe Lemaire, Jeremy Scott, and Viktor & Rolf among its previous winners. (Although, come to think of it, it would be nice to see more female designers in the running…) Congratulations to the three winning talents.