HyÃres Festival finalists on tour at PremiÃre Vision Paris

Hyères Festival finalists on tour at Première Vision Paris

Translated by

Nicola Mira

The 30 finalists of the 38th Hyères International Fashion, Photography and Accessories Festival, most of them students at various European fashion academies, are currently gathered in Paris for a series of intriguing visits. Twenty of them, competing in the fashion and accessories categories, will visit the Première Vision show, where they will be able to select fabrics for their festival collections. They will also visit 19M, the craftsmanship hub that is home to ChanelMétiers d’arts ateliers, and Hermès, enjoying the opportunity to talk with artisans from both labels, sponsors of different awards within the Hyères festival.

A look by Portuguese finalist Tiago Bessa – Villa Noailles

The finalists hail from all over the world, and the awards’ winners will be selected among them at the Hyères Festival, whose centenary edition will be held on October 12-15 at Villa NoaillesLeeMétiers d’arts award, the Mercedes-Benz sustainable collection award and the Chanel-sponsored Atelier des Matériaux prize.

Eleven designers (including a duo) from seven countries have instead been shortlisted for the accessories awards: Gabrielle Huguenot (Switzerland), Yeonghyeon Kim (South Korea), Lisa Kwoczek and Christiane Schwambach (Germany), Mathilde Hiron, Thomas Manil and Victor Salinier (France), Marcel Mariotte & Jovien Panné (France/Spain), RubyITS

Discovering PV Paris exhibitors

At the Villepinte exhibition centre, where the Première Vision textile and apparel show is being held on February 7-9, the finalists will meet the show’s staff on Wednesday morning, February 8, and will receive a list of exhibitors from a variety of sectors (fabrics, leather, denim, knitwear, accessories etc.) willing to provide the materials they will need to produce their festival collections. The finalists will also attend a briefing by the Alliance for European Flax-Linen & Hemp.

A creation by Korean designer Yeonghyeon Kim, a finalist in the accessories competition – Villa Noailles

The 10 finalists of the festival’s photography competition are: Souleymane Bachir Diaw (Senegal), Maria Baoli (Spain), Clara Chichin (France), Thaddé Comar (France-Switzerland), Kin Coedel (Hong Kong), Ezio D’Agostino (Italy), Rebekka Deubner (France-Germany), Quentin Lacombe (France) and Igor Pjörrt (Portugal).

The 2023 Hyères Festival’s three juries will be chaired respectively by young French designer Charles de VilmorinHubert Barrère, creative director of Chanel-owned Maison Lesage; Babeth Djian, founder and editorial director of Numéro Magazine; and journalist and writer Sophie Fontanel.

Serhat Isik, the creative director of the GMBH and TrussardiMatthieu BlazyBottega VenetaFrancesco RissoMarni

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