30TH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FASHION AND PHOTOGRAPHY – HYERES – APR 23 – 27

Eric Pfunder, Virginie Viard, and Karl Lagerfeld
Eric Pfunder, Virginie Viard, and Karl Lagerfeld

The 30th edition of the International Festival of Fashion and Photography at Hyères will take place at the villa Noailles between the 23rd and the 27th of April, 2015. The exhibitions will run until the 24th of May. The festival directed by Jean-Pierre Blanc and presided over by Didier Grumbach, annually encourages and supports young artists in the fields of fashion and photography. Thanks to the support of the festival’s partners, several prizes will be awarded to the competing young artists. The guest of honor will be the House of Chanel, where both Virginie Viard, head of the fashion jury, and Eric Pfunder, head of the photography jury, have worked alongside Karl Lagerfeld.

The fashion jury met this year in Paris on the 28th of January in order to choose the 10 candidates for the final competition (more than 300 entries received from 60 nationalities and 56 shortlisted). The designs by the selected candidates will be presented during three shows, coordinated and directed by Maida Grégory-Boina, which will be open to professionals and the public. The photography jury, presided over this year by Eric Pfrunder, met in Paris on the 28th of January in order to choose the 10 candidates for the final competition (more than 700 entries received and 56 shortlisted). The artworks by the selected photographerswill be presented during portfolio reviews, which will be open to professionals during the festival and during a group show curated by Raphaëlle Stopin which will be held at the villa Noailles, until 24th of May. See the lists of selected designers and photographers below:

SELECTED DESIGNERS:
Anna Bornhold: Womenswear, Germany
Christina Braun: Womenswear, Germany
Yiyu Chen: Womenswear, Taiwan
Sophie Harand: Menswear, France
Heini-Maria Hynynen & Elina Aarela: Menswear, Finland
Elina Maattanen: Womenswear, Finland
Guillem Rodriguez Bernat: Menswear, Spain
Sophie Salekari: Womenswear, Finland
Annelie Schubert: Womenswear, Germany-France
Wieke Sinnige: Womenswear, Netherlands

SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHERS:
Jeannie Abert: France
Sushant Chhabria: India
Wawrzyniec Kolbusz: Poland
Evangelia Kranioti: Greece
Sjoerd Knibbeler: Netherlands
David Magnusson: Sweden
Filippo Patrese: Italy
Thomas Rousset: France
Polly Tootal: United Kingdom
Oezden Yorulmaz: Germany

 

 

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