Julien David Awarded ANDAM Prize; $280K Prize Will Allow Designer to Expand Fashion Label

Up and coming fashion designer Julien David is the winner of the 2012 ANDAM fellowship, awarded by the Paris-based Association National pour la Développement des Arts de le Mode. The Parsons grad was presented with the prize, which includes an endowment of €230,000 (approximately $280,000 at current exchange) and €10,000 (around $12,000) worth of Swarovski crystals to use in his spring 2013 collection, at a ceremony held Friday at Les Arts Décoratifs. Past winners of the prize, established in 1989, include Viktor & Rolf, Jérôme Dreyfuss, Giles Deacon, and Anthony Vaccarello. A second prize of €60,000 ($75,000) was awarded to Pièce d’Anarchive, a fledging knitwear label founded by Virginie Muys and sisters Déborah and Priscilla Royer. Both David and Pièce d’Anarchive will present their spring collections at Paris Fashion Week.