OPENING UP THE FIELD OF POSSIBILITIES
Driven by their desire to support Art and Creativity, Orveda and the Azzedine Alaïa Foundation are committed to a visionary and positive spirit
Their exceptional partnership will offer two prizes each year, affording two young, under-represented fashion designers, a new space to explore and share their perceptions of Beauty with the world. Each talent will be selected on the basis of their atypical and aspirational profile.
2023’s first winner, Luke Radloff was chosen by a jury comprising Carla Sozzani (President of the Azzedine Alaïa Foundation), Olivier Saillard (Director of the Azzedine Alaïa Foundation), Marco Pecorari (Director of the Parsons School in Paris), Sara Sozzani Maino (Brand Ambassador of National Chamber of Italian Fashion and Condé Nast CNCC Creative Advisor) and Nicolas Vu (CEO & Co-Founder of Orveda).
Luke, and all subsequent winners, will be offered a one-month training programme and privileged access to the Foundation’s archives. They will also benefit from the support of a reference tutor in collaboration with the Parsons School in Paris.
At the end of their residency at the Azzedine Alaïa Foundation, each selected talent will be asked to create a mini-collection, inspired by Azzedine Alaïa and the Fashion Masters in the Foundation’s collection. The collection will be exhibited at the Foundation Azzedine Alaïa, before being presented in the Orveda Maisons around the world.