Blackpink's Lisa Joins Jury For Prestigious ANDAM Fashion Prize
Lisa from K-pop mega girl group, Blackpink, is joining the jury list that will pick the next winner of the prestigious ANDAM fashion prize. Cementing her status as an icon to watch out for into the fashion scene, the Blackpink rapper and main dancer is also an honouree of Tatler's Asia's Most Stylish 2020 list, a Gen.T 2019 honouree and serves as brand ambassador for MAC, Celine and Bulgari.
Lisa will be joining a celebrated list of guest jurors which includes fashion designers Kerby Jean-Raymond and Phoebe Philo, with Philo making her first appearance seen bowing out of Celine in 2017. The diverse list of creatives is set to reflect the changing nature of fashion, going beyond the traditional gatekeeps of magazine editors and retailers to include photographers, stylists, educators, entertainers and rising media personalities.
The jury will be a mix of permanent members as well as guest members. Other members joining the list include photographer Juergen Teller, Amazon's head of fashion direction Sally Singer, stylist Marie Chaix and researcher and educator Linda Loppa.
"The jury is coming from different horizons, and represent the different facets and faces of creativity today," said ANDAM 2021 jury president, Cédric Charbit, who is also the chief executive officer of Balenciaga. "The jury members are inspiring for all of us, because of their accomplishments, of course, but also because in one way or another each one has marked or changed his or her time and potentially the generations to come," he adds.
The winner of the ANDAM prize will receive grant money as well as mentorship from Charbit for a year to "help them scale their creative processes, strengthen their business and try to build international capacities," said ANDAM president, Guillaume Houzé.
Previous winners of the prestigious prize include Martin Margiela, Viktor & Rolf, Christophe Lemaire and Jeremy Scott. This year's finalists will be unveiled at the end of May and the winner announced on July 1 in Paris.