Eddy Anemian named as winner of 2014 H&M Design Awards
High street fashion retailer H&M has named Eddy Anemian as the winner of the 2014 H&M Design Awards which celebrate up-and-coming talent from design schools around the world.
The 24-year old saw his winning collection showcased at Stockholm Fashion Week and also won €50,000 and the opportunity to sell pieces developed from his collection in selected H&M stores and online this autumn
Anemian, who is currently studying at La Cambre in Brussels, won the award with his fourth-year collection entitled ‘They Can Cut All The Flowers, They Cannot Keep Spring From Coming’. The student said the collection was inspired by the actress Tilda Swinton and the French painter Ingres.
The awards were judged by a jury which included fashion designer Erdem, actress Michelle Dockery, style expert Michelle Harper, executive fashion editor of Vogue UK Serena Hood, senior fashion editor of Vogue Italy Sara Maino, as well as H&M’s creative head of design Ann-Sofie Johansson, and H&M’s creative advisor Margareta van den Bosch.
Johansson. said: “All of the judges fell in love with Eddy’s collection, both the romance of how it looks when it is worn, and the extraordinary skill of his work seen up close. He is a worthy winner, and a bright new star for fashion’s future.
“Eddy's work was very beautiful. The textile techniques used were interesting, as well as the elegant silhouettes he created. The future is very bright for him. I'm excited to see what he will do next.”
Anemian, who is from Saint Chamond in France, hopes to have his own fashion label one day. He said: “I was so very happy to win the H&M Design Award, and the chance to show my collection at Mercedes-Benz Stockholm Fashion Week. I’ve wanted to be able to start my own label for such a long time, and now maybe with this prize I will have the chance to do it.”
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