LGN wins the Andam Prize 2023
by Modem – Posted June 30 2023
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Lgn-Louis Gabriel Nouchi is the 2023 Andam Grand Prize winner. The French designer, founder of his eponymous brand, has been selected between the 12 finalists who presented individually their business and creative project to the 31 jury’s members. The winner, unveiled during an outdoor ceremony at the Palais-Royal's gardens in Paris, will receive 300,000 euros and a year of mentorship from Riccardo Bellini, president and chief executive officer of Chloé, on both the creative and strategic dimensions of his business, in order to develop his label and strengthen its international reputation.

Lgn is a brand known for its gender-fluid collections characterized by a literary inspiration and realized by the least possible impact on the environment. Its last collection was presented during Paris Men's fashion week spring 2024 in June, inspired by the 1964 novel “A Single Man” and adapted for the big screen by Tom Ford in 2009.

“For this 2023 edition, the Andam Fashion Awards platform once again demonstrated a tremendous array of talent and savoir-faire of the new generation of fashion designers, placing Paris at the forefront of creation and creativity," said Riccardo Bellini.

Ester Manas and Duran Lantink both received the Special Prize, established in 2022. Each will receive a special endowment of 100,000 euros in addition to a coaching from Frédéric Maus, general director of Première Classe organizer WSN Développement. The other finalists were GmbH’s Benjamin Huseby and Serhat Isik; Marie-Christine Statz of Paris-based label Gauchere, and Italian designer Andrea Adamo, founder of eponymous label Adreadamo.

Avellano by Arthur Avellano, which specializes in new and natural materials, won the Pierre Bergé Prize, which focuses on young French companies and is worth 100,000 euros. Deputy ceo of Lacoste, Catherine Spindler will help Arthur Avellano to structure his brand and manage a safe and global growth for his brand thanks to precious advices in product development, production and commercial strategy.

Ukrainian designer Ruslan Baginskiy won the Accessories Prize, valued for the first time at 100,000 euros, compared with 50,000 euros previously. He will benefit from a one-year mentorship and the personal guidance of Guillaume de Seynes, executive vice-president of Hermès.

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Photo: a look by Lgn-Louis Gabriel Nouchi. Courtesy image

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