34th FIMPAH – Announcement of the nominees for the young fashion design competition
The evening was as brilliant as the sparkling golds of the Republic under which the guests wandered. In the the Salon des Maréchaux, to the Ministry of Culturewas heldwednesday 23 Januarythe presentation evening of the 34e Hyères International Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories Festival which will take place in the Var region of the April 25 to 30 next. The presidents of the three juries announced the 10 winners selected in each category, a choice from hundreds of files received in less than two months On the fashion side, it’s Natacha Ramsay-Levycreative director of the House Chloe who will assume the presidency, while the jewellery designer Charlotte Chesnais will be in the fashion accessories category and finally, the fashion photographer Craig McDean will preside over the photography jury
A fashion triumvirate that is growing and will continue to grow year after year, as evidenced by the prizes awarded by the prestigious partners As a novelty for this 34th edition a Ar Professions Awardst, provided by the major partner, Chanelstrengthening its commitment to the Hyérois art centre.
After four years as head of women’s ready-to-wear design at Louis Vuitton under the direction of Nicolas Ghesquière, with whom she also worked for eleven years at Balenciaga, Natacha Ramsay-Levi joined Maison Chloé in 2017.
“The principle of fashion is to feed on everything around us, whether it is art, music, films, but also objects,” explains Natacha Ramsay-Levi, who should not only choose with her jury the winner of the Grand Prix du jury Première Vision but also award the Chloé Prize. A prestigious award, the Chloé Prize highlights creation and offers a 20,000 euros scholarship to one of the 10 finalists in the competition. To obtain it, each winner will have to imagine an outfit, in parallel with the creations to be created for the Première Vision Grand Prix du jury, using the company’s codes and highlighting its DNA. A way of associating a singular personality with the silhouette of the French house.
Alongside Natacha Ramsay-Levi, we will find graphic designers Michael Amzalag and Mathias Augustiniak, M/M (Paris), Camille Bidault Waddington, fashion designer and consultant (Paris), Sigrid Bouaziz, actress (Paris), Charlotte Casiraghi (Paris), Jo Ellison, fashion editor, The Financial Times (London), Guillaume Houzé, image and communication director, Galeries Lafayette and BHV Marais (Paris), Liya Kebede, model, fashion designer (New York), Ariane Labed, actress (Athens, Paris), Samira Nasr, fashion director, Vanity Fair USA (New York), Alexia Niedzielski, editor in chief, SYSTEM, (London), Jojo Qian, fashion director, T Magazine China (Shanghai) and Rushemy Botter & Lisi Herrebrugh, fashion designers, artistic directors of the Nina Ricci brand, winners of the Première Vision 2018 Grand Prix du jury (Paris).
Chosen from among more than 300 entries, we will see the creations of the following 10 winners: Enikova Dita (Latvia), Tetsuya Doi, Youta Anazawa & Manami Toda (Japan), Milla Lintilä (Finland), Roisin Pierce (Ireland) and Lucille Thievre (France) for the women’s collections and Emilia Kuurila (Finland), Yana Monk (Russia), Christoph Rumpf (Austria), Schwizgebel (Switzerland) and Tsung-Chien Tang (Taiwan) for the men’s collections.
The photography jury is chaired this year by Craig McDean, a prominent English fashion photographer who regularly collaborates with Vogue, i-D, Another Magazine and Interview magazines. The jurors who will accompany him are Marc Ascoli, Creative Director, AnOther (Paris), Thomas Bonnouvrier, Manager, Art + Commerce, (Paris), Patrice Haddad, Producer, Première Heure (Paris), Paris Lees, Journalist (London), Patrick Li, Creative Director, Founder, Li Inc. (New York), Guinevere Van Seenus, model (New York), Masha Vasyukova, director (Paris) and Eva O’LEARY, Grand Prix du jury photographie 2018 (New York) who seduced the Bettina Rheims jury with her series “Spitting Image”. Among the 700 applications were selected: Federico Berardi (Switzerland – Italy), Hubert Crabieres (France), Kerry J Dean (United Kingdom), Tommy Kha (China – United States), Hilla Kurki (Finland), Vincent Levrat (Switzerland), Alice Mann (South Africa), Andrew Nuding (Ireland), Jean-Vincent Simonet (France), Elsa & Johanna (France).
We will find their productions in the Villa Noailles but also at the Tour des Templiers for the Grand Prix du Jury Photography, the American Vintage Photography Prize and the Dead Nature Prize.
After Pierre Hardy and Christelle Kocher, Charlotte Resnais will chair the Fashion Accessories jury. Founder of her eponymous brand in 2014, she will be joined by actresses Elodie Bouchez and Marina Foïs (Paris), Clara Cornet, Creative and Purchasing Director, Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées (Paris), Patrick Goossens, Artistic Director, Maison Goossens (Paris), Caroline Issa, Fashion Director, Tank magazine (London), Isabelle Kountoure, fashion Director, Wallpaper* (London), Ezra Petronio, Editor, Creative Director and Photographer, Self Service (Paris), Julia Sarr-Jamois, Fashion Editor, Wonderland magazine (Paris), Matthew Schneier, Fashion Journalist, The New York Times (New York), Aleksandra Woroniecka, Fashion Editor, Vogue Paris (Paris) and Julia Dessirier, Flora Fixy & Kate Fichard, Grand Prix Accessoires de mode Swarovski 2018 (Paris) who had won the jury over with their collection of earrings. Among the 150 applications received, the jury selected the following winners:Fanny Aigroz (Switzerland), Dorian Cayol & Quentin Barralon (France), Martial Charasse (France), Chen Whei Hung & Rawla Raiheth (Thailand – India), Eun-Song Joo (Germany), Mathilde Le Gagneur (France), Sarah Levy (Belgium), Kexuan Li (China), Noelia Morales (Spain) and Maria Nina Vaclavkova (Czech Republic).
They will compete for the Grand Prix Accessoires de Mode SWAROVSKI with a creation grant of 15 000 euros and a collaboration project with the Métiers d’Art de CHANEL for 20 000 euros.
Founded in 1986 by Jean-Pierre Blanc and chaired by Pascale Mussard, the Hyères Festival promotes and supports young international fashion, photography (since 1997) and fashion accessories (since 2017). The prizes that reward the winners in competition thanks to the endowments of the festival partners who work with it to support them over the long term, are a unique opportunity in terms of visibility and experience for these creators. Practical assistance is provided as soon as candidates are selected, and then for a period of two years covering many areas: financing, production, crafts, materials, publishing, legal, press, exhibition, workshop and residence.
34th International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories of Hyères
From 25 to 30 April 2019
Ascent of Noailles83400
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