Three Exits, The 2020 ANDAM Prize and more of the news you missed

Sébastien Meunier Exits Ann Demeulemeester
After a decade at the helm of Ann Demeulemeester, creative director Sébastien Meunier has left the brand. Mystery surrounds the circumstances of Meunier’s departure and what his next move might be; the French designer held roles at Jean Colonna and Martin Margiela prior to working at Demeulemeester. [WWD]

Suzy Menkes Exits Vogue International
Veteran fashion journalist Suzy Menkes has announced she is leaving Vogue International after six years as editor. In a statement released by Condé Nast International, the reason given for Menkes’ department is the cancellation of the Condé Nast Luxury Conference, an annual event she spearheaded. Menkes will continue to “write, post, record and bring together the industry” on her own website as well as on Instagram. [BoF]

Stuart Emmrich is Out as Editor of
In more Condé news, Stuart Emmrich will be stepping down as editor of at the end of summer. This comes after less than a year in the role, which was widely criticized due to Emmrich’s lack of experience in the digital space. According to Business of Fashion, Anna Wintour was informed of Emmrich’s “desire to return to writing” a few weeks ago. His replacement has not yet been announced. [BoF]

Marine Serre and Y/Project Win ANDAM Prize
In April, ANDAM announced plans to launch a special edition of its annual award in an effort to support designers who have been former finalists and laureates. This year’s recipients are Marine Serre and Glenn Martens of Y/Project who have won an endowment of 200,000 and 1500,000 Euros each. The Pierre Berge prize of 100,000 euros was awarded to ethical label Mossi with Tekyn winning the Innovation Prize of 50,000 euros.

Balmain Will Celebrate the Beginning of Couture on a Barge
Balmain and creative director Olivier Rousteing are set on injecting some fun back in the fashion industry by setting off couture fashion week with a fashion celebration on a barge along the Seine this Sunday evening. The event will be digitally presented globally with performances by singer Yseult and choreographer Jean-Charles Jousni. The event will allow for Parisians to view from the Seine banks which have been closed to the public due to the COVID pandemic. [WWD]

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