Hakaan Yildirim wins ANDAM Award
This year's ANDAM Award winner has been announced as Hakaan Yildirim. The Turkish-born designer beat out fellow nominees Mark Fast, the ex-Nina Ricci designer, Calla Haynes, and the ex-Balenciaga designer, Boucha Jarrar.
His prize includes €220,000 and the chance to show his ready-to-wear collection in Paris. On the judging panel was French Vogue's editor-in-chief, Carine Roitfeld, designer Alber Elbaz, Hilary Alexander, Colette buyer Sarah Lerfel, and Dazed & Confused founder Jefferson Hack.
Yildirim, who started his label only this year follows in the footsteps of previous ANDAM recipients, Giles Deacon and Gareth Pugh.