Promoting young artists in the field’s of fashion and photography, the Hyères Festival has revealed a number of essential names in the world of fashion. Spotlighting young promising artists, the festival proposes diverse exhibitions, professional panel discussion’s and competitions.

Past jury leaders of the fashion prize have included Karl Lagerfeld, Raf Simons, and Dries Van Noten. Now in its 31st year, designer Julien Dossena of Paco Rabanne is taking the lead to discover the latest wave of design talent.

Hailing from France, the U.S., Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, and Japan, the fashion finalists of 2016 were truly impressive. Innovative Finnish duo Hanne Jurmu, and Anton Vartiainen, were crowned winners of the Chloé Prize, which included a €15,000 grant and the chance to collaborate with the brand. Japan’s Wataru Tominaga took home the grand prize for his brightly coloured, pleated, and heat-taped menswear. Whilst this year’s photography prizes were credited to Vendula Knopova and French photographer Anaïs Boileau.

Paco Rabane | Photography: Jean-Etienne PortailPhotography |  Jean-Etienne Portail

Wataru Tominaga | Winner of The Premiere Vision Grand Jury fashion prize | Photography by Wallpaper

Amanda Svart, was the fashion finalist and Public Award winner | Photography by Wallpaper

Finnish duo Hanne Jurmu and Anton Vartiainen won the Chloé Prize | Photography by 2luxury2

Hanne Jurmu and Anton Vartiainen | Bohemian collection featuring panels of pressed wildflowers

Anaïs Boileau : Pauline, Plein Soleil | 2014

Anaïs Boileau

Exhibiting an array of new and archived gowns, Dossena’s ‘Work in Progress’ and multimedia exhibition of Klein’s seminal film Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? (1966) gave the French festival a captivating twist.

References

Premier  Vision (2016) HYÈRES FESTIVAL [Online] Available at http://Http://www.premierevision.com/presentation/events/hyeres-festival/ [Accessed 2.5.16]

Vogue (2016) Fashion finalists at Hyeres Festival 2016 [Online] Available at http://Http://en.vogue.fr/fashion/fashion-news/diaporama/hyeres-festival-2016-the-fashion-finalists/25315 [Accessed 2.5,16]

Wallpaper (2016) Paco Rabanne’s Riviera rendezvous at the 2016 Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival

Read more at http://www.wallpaper.com/fashion/paco-rabannes-riviera-rendezvous-at-2016-hyeres-international-fashion-and-photography-festival#47SiEHC1mAZHobPr.99 [Online] Available at http://Http://www.wallpaper.com/fashion/paco-rabannes-riviera-rendezvous-at-2016-hyeres-international-fashion-and-photography-festival#155654 [Accessed 2/5/16]