Hakaan Yildirim is the winner of ANDAM FASHION AWARD 2010.
|Hakaan Yildirim (Left), Hakaan Catwalk A/W 2010 (Right),
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30 June, 2010 - 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 united 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 presented during the National Commission sessions. After due deliberation, the judges selected the winner as Hakaan Yildirim. Other nominees were Francesco Scognamiglio,
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After earning a diploma from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul, in 1998 Hakaan Yildirim (1971) won first prize in the Young Fashion Designers Contest hosted by the Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters Association. He then worked with Turkish designers for several years before moving to London, where he presented his first collection during Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010, with the support of photographer Mert Alas.
For more information about the ANDAM FASHION AWARDS please visit www.andam.fr
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