Founded in 1989 under the initiative of the French Ministry of Culture and the DEFI by Nathalie Dufour, ANDAM Fashion Award commonly known as ANDAM [Association Nationale pour le Développement des Arts de la Mode] is dedicated to supporting young designers and reinforcing Paris influence, as the world fashion capital. To this end, ANDAM Fashion Award brings together institutional and major private actors of this cultural industry to develop coordinated strategies and transversal actions. In addition to winning ways with a sustainable development and global visibility, it opens the doors of Official calendar of Paris Fashion Week, and is distinguished by its determination to boost the fashion industry in France.
The 2018 ANDAM Fashion Award partners are: CHANEL, Chloé, Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent, Galeries Lafayette, Hermès, Kering, Longchamp, LVMH, M·A·C Cosmetics, MATCHESFASHION.COM, OBO, OTB, Premiere Classe - Tuileries, Swarovski, Tomorrow London Holdings Ltd, SAINT LAURENT, and the DEFI and Ministry of Culture as historical public partners and main financial sponsors.
If the contest ANDAM Fashion Award has long been devoted to European residents in France, its openness to international applications authorized since 2005, enabling it to compete with the best prices for international fashion as those awarded by the CFDA, the Fashion Fringe or the New Gen...
According to Elle UK, the ANDAM Fashion Award has become a benchmark for fashion professionals, members of the international press and designers. In addition to offering the fellowship winners worldwide visibility and the means to ensure their ongoing development, it gives them a foothold on the official Paris Fashion Week calendar.
For many years the ANDAM competition was devoted to Europeans residing in France, but since 2005 it has been opened to international candidates. This broader scope enables it to reach the level of the two major international fashion awards, like the CFDA, the British Fashion Council Award, … In 2011, ANDAM created a second prize, the First Collection Prize, to increase its contribution to the French fashion industry by offering a €60.000 grant to a French company. In 2012, the ANDAM Fashion Award global donation reached the amount of €290.000 and opens the second edition of the First Series, with the € 60 000, L'Express Styles. In 2018, the ANDAM Fashion Award global donation reached the amount of € 430 000 presenting 4 prizes : Grand Prix, Creative Brand Prize, Accessories Prize and Innovation Prize (the Innovation Prize is a new prize dedicated to designers, entrepreneur or start-up, French and international willing to develop their project in France, which offer creative, innovative and technological solutions in the field of fashion design, production and distribution to develop an accountable and transparent Fashion, considering the economic, environmental and social issues).
As of 2019, ANDAM Fashion Award will celebrate its 30 years.
Winners and notable events
- 1989: Martin Margiela is the first winner
- 1994: Viktor & Rolf fellowship winners
- 1995: Christophe Lemaire win the competition, today’s artistic director for Hermès
- 1998: Jeremy Scott wins the ANDAM Fashion Award and collaborate since then collaborates with Longchamp
- 2003: Anne-Valérie Hash, wins and worked with Galeries Lafayette
- 2005: ANDAM opens its competition to international candidates not residing in France allowing Bernhard Willhelm to win the prize. Felipe Oliveira Baptista, today’s artistic director for Lacoste, collaborates with LVMH and Beams (Japon)
- 2007: Bruno Pieters is financed by Yves Saint Laurent and Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent
- 2008: ANDAM creates a single international award totaling €150,000. Gareth Pugh is the fellowship winner of this new edition.
- 2009: Creation of a second prize, the Young Fashion Designer Award, won by Ligia Diaz. Longchamp collaborate with Jeremy Scott, Bless and Charles Anastase, previous ANDAM winners. ANDAM celebrates its 20th anniversary.
- 2010: ANDAM organizes it first “fashion dinner” hosted by the French Minister of Culture, rue de Valois, surrounded by the major actors of the contemporary fashion scene.
- 2011: ANDAM awards Anthony Vaccarello with a €200.000 endowment, allowing him to create his French structure. Creation of the First Collection Award, Yiqing Yin wins a €60.000 endowment.
- 2012: ANDAM awards Julien David with a €230.000 endowment and Pièce d'Anarchive with a €60.000 grant.
- 2013: ANDAM awards Alexandre Mattiussi with a €250.000 endowment and Christine Phung with €75.000 and the First Collection Prize.
- 2014: ANDAM awards Iris Van Herpen with a €250.000 endowment and Sébastien Meyer with €75.000 and the First Collection Prize 
- 2015: ANDAM awards Stéphane Ashpool with a €250.000 endowment, the First Collection Prize Léa Peckre with €100.000 endowment and Accessories Prize Charlotte Chesnais with €50.000 endowment 
- 2016: ANDAM awards Wanda Nylon with a €250.000 endowment, the First Collection Prize Atlein with €100.000 endowment and Accessories Prize Tomasini Paris with €50.000 endowment 
- 2017: ANDAM awards Y/Project with a €250.000 endowment, the First Collection Prize AVOC with €100.000 endowment, Accessories Prize Ana Khouri with €50.000 endowment and Innovation Prize Euveka with €30.000 endowment 
- 2018: ANDAM awards Atlein with a €250.000 endowment, the First Collection Prize Ludovic de Saint Sernin with €100.000 endowment, Accessories Prize D’Heygère with €50.000 endowment and Innovation Prize Colorifix with €30.000 endowment 
|1989||Olivier Guillemin, Martin Margiela, Frédéric Molenac, Bridget Yorke|
|1990||Hélène Népomiatzi (31 Février), Franck-Joseph Bastille, Christophe Lemaire, Mariot Chanet (E2), Roelli Testu|
|1991||Jean Colonna, Véronique Leroy, José Lévy, Pascal Marais, Hervé Van Der Straeten|
|1992||Mahmoud Akram, Marie-Cécile Grossmann, Marthe Lagache, Jean Touitou (A.P.C.), Jft Yun|
|1993||Agathe Gonnet, Sami Tillouche|
|1994||Marc Le Bihan, Véronique Leroy, Viktor & Rolf, Bridget Yorke|
|1995||Adeline André, François-Marie Ascencio et Hélène Frain, Christophe Lemaire, Fred Sathal|
|1996||Lisa Astorino, Viviane Cazeneuve, Udo Edling, Cyd Jouny, Xuly Bët|
|1997||Shinichiro Arakawa, Elsa Esturgie, Erik Halley, Rodolphe Menudier, Darja Richter, Gilles Rosier|
|1998||Isabelle Ballu, Jerôme Dreyfuss, Sandrine Léonard, Benoît Méléard, Jeremy Scott, Gaspard Yurkievich|
|1999||Bless, Pascal Humbert, Dorothée Perret, Jean-François Pinto, Carrie Rossman, Patrick Van Ommeslaeghe|
|2000||Alexandre & Matthieu, Lutz, Vincent Rubin, Jeremy Scott, Andre Walker|
|2001||Carel & Rubio, Vava Dudu et Fabrice Lorrain, Erik Halley, Laurent Mercier, Yukie Otsuki, Goran Y Pejkoski|
|2002||Sébastien D. Rodriguez, Dragovan, Thomas Engel Hart, Lutz, Tom Van Lingen|
|2003||Alexandre & Matthieu, Anne Valérie Hash, Yvan Mispelaere, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Vicente Rey, Yazbukey|
|2004||Charles Anastase, Bless|
|2005||Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Cathy Pill, Marie Seguy, Bernhard Willhelm, Yazbukey|
|2006||Natalia Brilli, Jens Laugesen, Christian Wijnants|
|2007||Commuun, Richard Nicoll, Bruno Pieters, Toga|
|2009||Giles Deacon, Ligia Dias|
|2011||Anthony Vaccarello, Yiqing Yin|
|2012||Julien David, Pièce d'Anarchive|
|2013||AMI, Christine Phung|
|2014||Iris Van Herpen, Coperni|
|2015||Stéphane Ashpool, Léa Peckre, Charlotte Chesnais|
|2016||Wanda Nylon, Atlein, Tomasini Paris|
|2017||Y/Project, AVOC, Ana Khouri, Euveka|
|2018||Atlein, Ludovic de Saint Sernin, D’Heygère, Colorifix|
- , A Emily Cronin article
- Prêt-à-Porter Spring 2012 Yiqing Yin Archived October 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., A Susan Tabak article
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-19. Retrieved 2012-12-19., A Michael Kowalinski article
- , A Nicole Phelps article about 2012 ANDAM winners
- Longchamp celebrates the 20th anniversary of ANDAM, The Fashion Spot article
- Le dîner de l'ANDAM, a Vogue Paris report about the ANDAM dinner
- Speech ofFrédéric Mitterrand, French Minister of Culture, on the occasion of the ANDAM Fashion Award 2011 ceremony Archived September 24, 2013, at Archive.is, French Minister of Culture official website