FASHION


Hyères 2016 Competition

CALL FOR ENTRIES COMPETITIONS
31th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FASHION AND PHOTOGRAPHY IN HYÈRES

SUBMISSION DEADLINE NOVEMBER 25, 2015
 


31st International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères
April 21 - 25, 2016


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.

Their proposals are examined and assesed by an attentive jury of industry professionals. Numerous talents revealed by the past of the festival’s Fashion Competition have since become essential names in the world of fashion: Viktor & Rolf, Gaspard Yurkievich, Sébastien Meunier, Christian Wijnants, Alexandre Matthieu, Stéphanie Coudert, Richard René, Swash, C Neeon, Romain Kremer, Anthony Vaccarello, Julien Dossena, Peter Bertsch, Sandra Backlund, Jean-Paul Lespagnard, Matthew Cunnington, Mareunrol’s, Alexandra Verschueren, Léa Peckre, Céline Méteil, Émilie Meldem…

To cite only aprominent few. The Festival’s tight-knit bonds with the fashion industry are one of its major assets: leading fashion companies sponsor all events and awards, and thus mark their engagement towards young talent. Designers that have taken part in the Festival as members or the jury count Martin Margiela, Hussein Chalayan, Helmut Lang, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Martine Sitbon, John Galliano, Pierre Hardy, Anna Sui, Jean Colonna, Azzedine Alaïa, Ann Demeulemeester, Christian Lacroix, Riccardo Tisci, Haider Ackermann, Kris van Assche, Dries van Noten, Raf Simons...

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Hyères 2016 Competition

CALL FOR ENTRIES COMPETITIONS
31th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FASHION AND PHOTOGRAPHY IN HYÈRES

SUBMISSION DEADLINE NOVEMBER 25, 2015
 

31st International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères
April 21 - 25, 2016


International Festival of Fashion and Photography
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 last days of the month of April, as every Spring since 1998, the villa Noailles will once again become the epicenter for emerging photography. There, in the photography section of the Festival de Hyères, ten artistphotographers will exhibit their personal conjugation of the verb to see. Hyères defends and praises photographic works that strive for sense, singularity, innovation and uncompromising artistic standards. The bodies of work spotlighted at Hyères are still being born. Yet, the articulateness of their aesthetic stances confidently allows us to bet on their projection into the future.
Attentively sorted and short-listed, an imposing lot of nearly 800 worldwide submissions is put under the scrutiny and appraisal of an international jury of professionals that gathers, late January, in Paris. The jury’s choice of the ten photographers to showcase sets in motion an exacting curatorial and production process that will culminate shortly in the unveiling to the public, on the walls of the villa Noailles, of an exciting group exhibition: ten new artistic visions that will help shape the photography of tomorrow.
During the three days of the festival, the selected photographers meet to discuss their exhibited work and ongoing portfolios with the members of the jury. Art dealers, museum curators, art critics, art directors for
magazines or advertising agencies, among past Festival jurors we can randomly mention Urs Stahel (Fotomuseum Winterthur), Marloes Krijnen (FOAM, Amsterdam), Dennis Freedman (W, New York), Charlotte Cotton, Glenn O’Brien, Mark Sanders (Another Magazine, London), Marta Gili (Jeu de Paume, Paris), Jörg Koch (032C, Berlin), Frits Gierstberg (Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam), Kathy Ryan (The New York Times, New York), William Ewing (Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne), Oliviero Toscani, Erik Kessels (KesselsKramer, Amsterdam), etc.
Agents, art dealers and art directors, all eager to meet new talent, also attend the Festival. The Hyères meetings between artists and jurors render possible an in-depth discussion — elsewhere highly improbable — about the photographer’s work and its potentialities. An intellectually intense exchange between photographers and key figures of the artistic and commercial spheres, these one to one meetings have often proved fruitful opening for the photographers the doors to different media, from the pages of a magazine to the walls of a museum or an advertising campaign.

DESIGN


DESIGN PARADE 11 COMPETITION

Regulation available online in December 2015

Design Parade, International Festival of Design

The festival brings together exhibitions and exchanges around an international competition open to young designers. In a manner similar to its fashion and photography festival, Design Parade furthers the assistance the villa Noailles provides towards young artists and unites designers, industry professionals, journalists and the public.

For the competition, designers have to send a dossier, that will be shown to the jury in early May. The jury chooses the ten shortlisted designers who will be in Hyères and show their works in villa Noailles in a collective exhibition.
During the festival, each selected designer prensents his/her work to the jury. The jury awards the prizes.


Previous Design Parade festivals awarded designers:
 
2006, presidents of the jury: Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
Grand Prix: Eloi Chafaï (FR)
Special prize of the jury: Adrien Rovero (CH)

2007, president of the jury: Hella Jongerius
Grand Prix: Fracnk Fontana & Sébastien Cordoléani (FR)
Group Seb award: Nacho Carbonell (ES)

2008, president of the jury: Konstantin Grcic
Grand Prix: Michel Charlot (CH)
Group Seb award: Julien Carretero (FR-NL)

2009, president of the jury: Jasper Morrison
Grand Prix: Antoine Boudin (FR)
Group Seb award: Emi Yatsuzaki (JP)

2010, president of the jury: Naoto Fukasawa
Grand Prix: François Dumas (FR)
Group Seb award: Eléonore Nalet (FR)
Veuve Clicquot award: Jonathan Muecke (USA)
Prize of the Public and the City of Hyères: A+B designers (Hanika Perez and Brice Genre) (FR)

2011, president of the jury: Stefan Diez
Grand Prix ex-aequo: Jean-Baptiste Fastrez (FR) et Brynjar Sigurdarson (IS)
Prize of the Public and the City of Hyères: Émilie Colin Garros (FR)

2012, president of the jury: François Azambourg
Grand Prix : Julie Richoz (FR/CH)
Prix Camper : Michel Giesbrecht (CH)
Prix du public : Marc Sarrazin (FR)

2013, president of the jury: Bertjan Pot
Grand Prix: Mathieu Peyroulet-Ghilini (FR)
Prix du design du Conseil Général: Laureline Galliot (FR)
Prix du public: Muji Yamamoto (CH)

2014, presidents of the jury: Carole Baijings & Stefan Scholten
Grand Prix: Laura Couto Rosado (FR)
Prix du public: Thibault Penven (FR)

2015, president of the jury: Pierre Charpin
Grand Prix: Samy Rio (FR)
Special award: Arno Mathies (CH) & Max Frommeld (DE)
Prix du public: Christophe Machet (FR)
Var cork award: Els Woldehk (NL) & Georgi Manassiev (BG)