Lalisa Manoban, recognized merely as Lisa to Blackpink’s legion of followers, has joined the jury of the 2021 ANDAM awards and can assist choose the following winner of the celebrated French trend prize.
The Thai music sensation headlines a star-studded checklist of visitor jurors that additionally contains Chinese language singer Chris Lee and trend designers Kerby Jean-Raymond and Phoebe Philo, the latter making her first look on the style scene since exiting Celine on the finish of 2017.
Revealing its 2021 visitor jurors completely to WWD, ANDAM unfurled a various checklist of inventive varieties that displays a altering topography of affect as the standard trend gatekeepers — journal editors and retailers — yields to photographers, educators, enterprise disruptors, stylists, entertainers, digital enterprises and next-gen media personalities.
The opposite jury members are French singer and actress Lou Doillon; photographer Juergen Teller and his inventive associate Dovile Drizyte; researcher and educator Linda Loppa; serial entrepreneur Natalie Massenet; Amazon’s head of trend route Sally Singer; stylist Marie Chaix; stylist and trend editor Suzanne Koller of M Le Monde, and the editors Chioma Nnadi of Vogue.com and Pierre M’Pelé of The Good Journal and the Instagram account Pam Boy.
Charbit determined to fling the door open vast and make the jury extra diversified, “progressive,” and worldwide, which ought to additional fan curiosity within the thirty second version of the annual design competitors, which lately upped the grand prize amount to 300,000 euros from 250,000 euros.
“The jury is coming from completely different horizons, and signify the completely different sides and faces of creativity immediately,” Charbit stated in an interview. “It’s the one method that we give an excellent and correct studying of one thing that’s fashionable and aware for a expertise for tomorrow.
“The jury members are inspiring for all of us, due to their accomplishments, after all, but additionally as a result of in a technique or one other each has marked or modified his or her time and doubtlessly the generations to return,” Charbit added. “I actually wish to thank them as a result of I feel it’s a really elegant gesture that you just say, ‘Sure, I wish to be a part of this.’”
“We’re tremendous proud, and humbled in entrance of such a panel,” stated ANDAM president Guillaume Houzé, who oversees communications for Galeries Lafayette Group and is president of the Galeries Lafayette Basis.
As jury president, Charbit will function a mentor to the 2021 winner for one 12 months “to assist them scale their inventive processes, strengthen their enterprise and attempt to construct worldwide capacities,” Houzé defined. “So this degree of dedication from a outstanding determine within the luxurious trade actually helps.”
Houzé stated ANDAM was one of many first trend prizes so as to add a yearlong mentorship, beginning in 2011 when luxurious government Ralph Toledano, now president of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, was paired with that 12 months’s winner Anthony Vaccarello, now the inventive director of Saint Laurent.
“That is essential to success. Cash would possibly give some wiggle room to run operations, however mentoring is actually what may help younger inventive administrators construct their enterprise imaginative and prescient and tradition,” Houzé defined.
In his view, mentors may help younger creatives sharpen their abilities and capabilities throughout the provision chain, together with digitalization, together with their sustainability credentials and mushy abilities. “Nothing nice will be achieved immediately with out humility,” he famous.
For its 2020 version, which unfurled amid the early days of the coronavirus disaster, ANDAM pivoted to a “household fund award” targeted on former winners and finalists, finally granting 200,000 euros to Marine Serre and 150,000 euros to Glenn Martens’ Y/Mission.
Houzé stated it was necessary to return to the basics of ANDAM. “We might have spent virtually a 12 months behind our laptop screens, however Paris stays the beating coronary heart of the trade,” he stated. “So it was important for us to indicate the world that we might adapt and transfer on and get previous this.”
Charbit stated creativity stays a key standards, and candidates are valued for being sustainable, industrial, completely different, inclusive, various and fashionable, in addition to being an agent of change and being a “progressive chief” in trend.
Given the journey restrictions and different pandemic-related challenges, a lot of the jury work will likely be executed remotely, which Charbit and Houzé characterised as helpful, placing all members on an equal footing irrespective of the place they’re on this planet.
“It’s going to be simpler for everyone,” Charbit stated. “All of us had an opportunity additionally to work remotely currently and to have the ability to assess a venture within the calm and in your individual setting makes loads of sense.”
That stated, Houzé held out hope that jurors and finalists can collect for the ultimate deliberations and the announcement of the winner on July 1 in Paris. Organizers are eyeing a prestigious outside venue for what’s normally a full of life cocktail celebration and uncommon gathering of a broad cross-section of the trade.
Candidates are invited to use on-line till April 27. Finalists are to be revealed on the finish of Might. Contenders for the grand prize will be of any nationality, however should personal a French firm or set one up throughout the identical 12 months because the receipt of the fellowship.
As reported, Sophie Delafontaine, creative director at Longchamp, is to mentor the winner of the Pierre Bergé Prize, which focuses on younger French firms and is price 100,000 euros; Giovanna Engelbert, Swarovski’s inventive director, the winner of the Trend Equipment Prize, which comes with a sum of fifty,000 euros, and Yann Gozlan, founder and president of Inventive Valley, the Innovation Prize, additionally valued at 50,000 euros.
Created in 1989 by Nathalie Dufour with the assist of the French Ministry of Tradition and the DEFI and with the late Pierre Bergé as president, ANDAM — the French acronym for Nationwide Affiliation of the Improvement of the Trend Arts — has been a springboard for designers who would go on to realize worldwide recognition.
Previous winners embrace Martin Margiela, Viktor & Rolf, Christophe Lemaire and Jeremy Scott.
ANDAM can also be supported by giant company sponsors, which now embrace Balenciaga, Chanel, Chloé, Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, Galeries Lafayette, Google, Hermès, Kering, Lacoste, Longchamp, LVMH, L’Oréal Paris, OTB, Premiere Classe, Saint Laurent, Swarovski and Tomorrow. Executives from most of these corporations comprise everlasting members of the jury.