Thursday, July 4, 2013
2013 ANDAM Fellowship Winners Announced: Christine Phung, Alexandre Mattiussi
Made up of its consortium of sponsors - Fashion GPS, Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent Foundation, Hudson’s Bay Company, Longchamp, LVMH, Les Galeries Lafayette, OTB, Swarovski, thecorner.com and the house of Yves Saint Laurent – and fashion professionals, the ANDAM national commission is pleased to award the Grand Prix to:
AMI – Alexandre Mattiussi
Thanks to an exceptional endowment of € 250.000 and the mentorship for two consecutive seasons by Renzo Rosso, president of OTB, ANDAM offers Lauréat the means to establish his label, to create his structure in France and become an active participant in the French economy. “I am very happy to be the mentor of this 2013 edition and its cutting-edge selection. Each year, the ANDAM prize grows in terms of quality and creativity. I am certain that most of the 2013 finalists will become important in the future”.
“This news fills me with great emotion, joy and happiness; I am both thrilled and proud. Thanks to Andam, AMI’s growth potential is ensured. This award is also for my family, my friends and my team and for all the help
and support they have provided from the very start.”
AMI Alexandre Mattiussi
Graduated from Duperré School, Alexander Mattiussi honed his knowledge at Dior’s ‘30 Avenue Montaigne’ men’s line, before joining Givenchy as first menswear assistant in 2004 and Marc Jacobs Men in 2009. In 2010, he launched his own label AMI, a unique concept of ready- to-wear for men: a complete men’s wardrobe, well designed, easy, chic and above all, cool. He showed his first collection in January 2011, during Paris Men Fashion Week.
The second edition of the First Collections Prize is granted to:
Christine Phung (pictured above)
The financial support of €75.000 and the supply of “La Suite” space by the Galeries Lafayette for the installation of their showroom will help Lauréat to develop its brand and gain an international visibility.
“It is a great honour for me to see my work recognized and granted by a prestigious jury. Before my 4th collection, the ANDAM endowment offers me a springboard for my strategic and commercial development”
Graduated from Duperré school and IFM, Christine Phung successively worked for Christophe Lemaire, Chloé, Vanessa Bruno, Lacoste and Dior. In 2011, she created her own label and won the ‘Grand Prix de la Ville Paris’. In 2012, she finished her first collection and
is nominated among the finalists of Mango Fashion Awards. Last March, she was selected by the French Federation of Couture to present her third collection at the Designer Apartments.