The 30th edition of Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography has announced the 10 finalists in January. Here’s the first look of Hyères Festival 2015: The 10 Selected Designers.
The 30th edition of the International Festival of Fashion and Photography at Hyères is already looking to be an exceptional edition. The event will host its biggest and most widely followed edition to date, taking place between April 23rd and 27th. With Chanel as guest of honor and Karl Lagerfeld as Art Director piloting the event, the luxury fashion house’s long-time Image Director has been appointed too as Chairman of the Photography Jury which includes Anne Cartier-Bresson, Cécile Cassel and Céline Salette.
Lagerfeld’s Creative Studio Director Virginie Viard will chair the Fashion Jury whose members include the designer Anthony Vaccarello, India Mahdavi, Sébastian Tellier, Olivier Zahm and CR’s founder Carine Roitfeld. Chanel muse and face of the Allure fragrance Anna Mouglalis also joins the panel of judges, proving that the fashion giant will practically own this year’s special edition.
As every year, the 10 selected designers were announced in January after a jury meeting. Out of over 700 entries, only 10 fashion designers and 10 photographers made the cut. Interestingly enough, the most-represented country is Finland, who took over the womenswear category (three out of seven designers). Germany and France came second overall, while Taiwan and India remain as the only two non-Western countries from the entire list.
Although the festival has been — and still is — geared more toward womenswear designers, we are looking forward to what will come of this event. You can find all of the dates and times of the festival here, and see below for the full list of finalists:
Sophie Harand, France
Heini-Maria Hynynen & Elina Aarela, Finland
Guillem Rodriguez Bernat, Spain
Anna Bornhold, Germany
Christina Braun, Germany
Yiyu Chen, Taiwan
Elina Maattanen, Finland
Sophie Salekari, Finland
Annelie Schubert, Germany-France
Wieke Sinnige, Netherlands