Y/Project Wins the Grand Prize at the ANDAM, the Parisian Version of the CFDA Awards

On June 30 ANDAM, the Association Nationale pour le Développement des Arts de la Mode, announced the fellowship winners of the 2017 ANDAM Fashion Awards in Paris. The ANDAM Award, which is open to contestants internationally, is a prestigious fashion accolade within the same ranks as the CFDA Awards.
Thirteen finalists presented their business plans and creative projects to a jury of 25 members, but only one came out on top. Parisian brand Y/Project by Glenn Martens ended up taking home the grand prize of 250k euros ($280k). As a part of his prize, Martens will also receive mentorship for one year from Francesca Bellettini, President and CEO of Yves Saint Laurent.
A model walks the Y/Project SS ’18 runway show at Paris Fashion Week Men’s.
“Glenn Martens has the talent, creativity and passion to be one of the designers that will contribute to keep fashion relevant. Those core values will be at the heart of our mentorship as they are fundamental to build a successful brand. It is part of the spirit of the Maison Yves Saint Laurent to foster creativity and develop talents. Together, we will try to define the structure and environment to optimize his/her future and next opportunities to grow. I

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