Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hakaan Tildirim Wins The Andam Award 2010 and € 220,000

For more than 20 years, chaired by Pierre Bergé, directed by Nathalie Dufour and
backed by the Ministry of Culture and the DEFI, ANDAM has been identifying and
promoting the most promising talents in contemporary fashion, in the process
contributing to the vitality and international prestige of the Paris fashion scene.
This year the ANDAM FASHION AWARDS have attained a total endowment
of €220,000 thanks to the loyal support of the association's partners:
L’Oréal Professionnel, the Pierre Bergé Yves Saint-Laurent Foundation, LVMH,
the Gucci Group, Longchamp, Galeries Lafayette, Saks Fifth Avenue (Middle East),
Only The Brave (represented by Renzo Rosso) and Hudson’s Bay Company.
Under the leadership of chairwoman Carine Roitfeld and director Nathalie Dufour,
the 2010 judges panel unites Alber Elbaz, Hilary Alexander, Jean-Pierre Simon,
Sarah Lerfel, Paul Benyamine, Jefferson Hack, Virginie Mouzat, Pamela Golbin,
Gene Krell, Humberto Leon and Jean-Jacques Picart.
After studying all of the submissions, this panel of experts has selected the six
finalists for the 2010 awards based on their creative accomplishments and potential
for development.
The six nominees' projects will be presented during the National Commission
sessions, to be held in late June. After due deliberation, the judges will select the
winner(s) by simple majority vote.

After graduating from the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul,
Hakaan Tildirim (1971) won in 1998 the first prize in the Young Fashion Designers Contest "organized by the Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters Association. For several years he worked with Turkish artists before moving to London where he presented his first fashion show during Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2010, with the support of the photographer Mert Alas MODE. At his first show  he had presented including mini-dresses to highly structured forms. In addition to the winner, five finalists were selected in May: Alexandre Vauthier, Bouchra Jarrar, who will both scroll during couture week in Paris in early July, but Calla Haynes, Francesco Scognamiglio and Mark Fast.

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