31st International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères
Every Spring in the South of France, the ‘International Fashion and Photography Festival’ spotlights young promising artists in the fields of fashion and photography. The festival proposes diverse exhibitions, professional panel discussions and two competitions. The competitions showcase 10 fashion designers and 10 photographers selected by a jury of professionals in each field. The work of the chosen candidates is presented to the jury and the public in either fashion shows (designers) or group exhibitions (photographers).
On the four days of the festival, young fashion designers present to the public their first collection in a series of fashion shows directed by Maïda Gregoiri-Boina.
The 31st edition of the International Festival of Fashion and Photography at Hyères will take place at the villa Noailles between the 21st and the 25th of April, 2016. The exhibitions will run until the 22nd of May.
The festival directed by Jean- Pierre Blanc and presided over by Didier Grumbach, annually encourages and supports young artists in the elds of fashion and photography.
Julien Dossena, artistic director of the House of Paco Rabanne will be the president of the fashion jury
The House of Paco Rabanne is the guest of honour at the Festival.
Born in Brittany in 1982, Julien Dossena grew up between the village of Pouldu in the Finistère region, Berlin and the South of France. After his baccalaureate in 2000, he studied at the Ecole d’Arts Appliqués Duperré in Paris, then at La Cambre, an internationally recognized school in Brussels specialized in the world of art and design, from 2002 to 2007.
While still a student, he was awarded the Special Prize of the Jury and the 1.2.3 Prize at the Festival International de la Mode of Hyères in 2006.
In 2008, he joined the Runway Studio at Balenciaga as Senior Designer, working side by side with Nicolas Ghesquière. He stayed there until the latter departed in 2012, and then launched his
own ready-to-wear brand, Atto. In July 2013, after being named Artistic Director of Paco Rabanne, he renewed and relaunched their women’s ready-to-wear, that had run out of steam since the departure of founder Paco Rabanne in 1999.
Deeply anchored in his era, Julien Dossena has successful managed to combine experimental research, inspired by the history of the Paco Rabanne house, along with his vision of a resolutely contemporary fashion statement, adapted to the daily life of today’s urban women.
COMPETING FASHION DESIGNERS
– LAURA BONED FRANCE
MEMORIES OF WOUNDS ON A BODY, Womenswear
Kimono-sleeved pullover in an artisanal fabric consisting of layers of jersey fabric, Georgette silk, muslin, crêpe de Chine in red and white shades. Trousers in red crêpe wool, ounce and hems with raw seams. Bag in red and turquoise leather with silver metal details. Black and white striped platform sandals with blue velcro straps.
Collection produced with the support of: Puntoseta Debs, Luxury Jersey, Nuances, Sfate & Combier, Tiarè– Première Vision.
– SHOHEI KINOSHITA JAPAN
Dark blue woollen coat, fused with a jacket and braces in grey annel. White cotton shirt. Red knee-high socks. White sneakers.
Collection produced with the support of: C.O.T.O. by Stylem, Debs, Shindo – Première Vision.
– ROLF EKROTH FINLAND
JUNE 17TH 1994, Menswear
American football shirt and shorts in a laser-cut jersey fabric laser-cut technical fabric, fringes sewn by hand onto netting. Blue soccer socks. Sneakers.
Collection produced with the support of: Puntoseta, Frizza, Limonta, Shindo, Stib 19 – Première Vision Cristals sponsored by Swarovski.
– HANNE JURMU ET ANTON VARTIAINEN FINLAND
Leather coat and trousers covered in ower petals, macramé ties. Patched silk shirt. Dried melon skin tatooed hat, macramé ties. Macramé shoes with wooden soles.
Collection produced with the support of: 18 Store, Shindo, Velours De Lyon – Bouton Renaud – Première Vision. Cristals sponsored by Swarovski.
– CLARA DAGUIN FRANCE- USA
BODY ELECTRIC, Womenswear
Night-blue out t in ultrasonically welded polyester, cut-outs on the chest. Woollen top, embroidered silk and light- conducting bres. Ear accessories with built-in heart rate monitors. Leather shoes with translucent luminous platforms.
Collection produced with the support of: Puntoseta, Close To Clothes, Con ux, Lineaesse Tessuti, Sfate & Combier– Première Vision. Cristals sponsored by Swarovski.
– AMANDA SVART SWEDEN
Draped dress in black polyester combined with a thick silver jersey fabric and white cotton canvas, raw seam. Silk out t in two contrasting black hues. Fitted trousers in white cotton combined with wool, bearing black and white patterns and black polyester. Ankle boots in black imitation leather.
Collection produced with the support of: Debs, Mori Castello, O cine Filippo Agnelli, Tiarè – Première Vision.
– CLÉMENTINE KÜNG SWITZERLAND
BRESSON BLEU, Menswear
Grey elasticated woollen coat, laminated imprinted jersey upon neoprene and anthracite 3D mesh, buttons in concrete and Acrystal. Navy blue denim shorts, raw seam. Sculpted polyester gaiters white socks. Black leather and suede boots.
Collection produced with the support of: Puntoseta, Tiara, Première Vision. Cristals sponsored by Swarovski.
– AKINO KUROSAWA JAPAN
WINTER MELANCHOLY, Womenswear
Oversized jacket and culotte- skirt draped in white wool, needled sky patterns. Extra- ne stitch tie dyed top. White leather transparent platform heels.
Collection produced with the support of: Amaike Textile Industry – Première Vision. Cristals sponsored by Swarovski.
– YUHEI MUKAI JAPAN
3-A MUKAI, Womenswear
Tracksuit in a devoured green silk velvet, worn under a short pink embroidered woollen jacket. Long, draped, printed velvet skirt. White knee socks. White high-heeled wedge shoes.
Collection produced with the support of: A.J. Gonçalves – Pedemeia Socks, Close To Clothes, Completex ‘09, Luxury Jersey – Première Vision. Cristals sponsored by Swarovski.
– WATARU TOMINAGA JAPAN
Plissé sleeveless jacket in black cotton, with white, yellow and green ocked stripes. Pink cotton shirt with white plissé sleeves, blue, yellow and green ocked stripes. White printed trousers with red ocked stripes.
Collection produced with the support of: Completex ‘09, Luxury Jersey – Première Vision. Cristals sponsored by Swarovski.
Two prizes will be awarded :
THE GRAND PRIX OF THE JURY PREMIÈRE VISION CONSISTS OF:
– a grant of 15,000 euros offered by Première Vision and a high level of visibility at both Première Vision New-York and Première Vision Paris shows
– a collaborative project with CHANEL’s Métiers d’Art, up to 15,000 euros
– a collaboration with Petit Bateau and a grant of 10,000 euro plus royalties, for the creation of one or several styles to be manufactured and sold by the brand.
THE CHLOÉ PRIZE CONSISTS OF:
– a grant of 15,000 euros
Other special awards might be given by the members of the jury.
The Galeries Lafayette group will give visibility to the work of the awarded stylists in the Galeries Lafayette’s network.
Mercedes-Benz will again invite one of the awarded designers in the fashion category to showcase his or her collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin S/S17, in collaboration with the German edition of ELLE magazine.
Eyes on Talents offers to all awarded designers a special communication towards Eyes on Talents member brands.
Puntoseta offers to all awarded designers an original printed fabric.
CatwalkPictures.com offers to all the award winners the pictures of their rst fashion show in Paris.