Call for Applications | International Fashion Accessories Competition
The Hyères Festival, which takes place from the 25th of April until the 29th of April, promotes young artists in the fields of fashion and photography. For the third year, the festival opens a competition and a prize to the fashion accessories designers. Competitions are framed around the villa Noailles, which also organises exhibitions and conferences. Interested to present your designs in front of a professional jury? Apply now!
What to expect?
These competitions highlight ten fashion designers, ten photographers and ten accessories designers, who are selected by a jury consisting of members of each profession. The selected artists’ creations are presented through a catwalk show for the fashion competition, a group exhibition for the photography competition and a group exhibition and a video for the accessories competition.
Over the four days of the festival, the selected young accessories designers individually present their first collection through a day spent with the members of the jury, and then in a collective exhibition open to professionals of the fashion world and the general public, and a video which will be shown in opening of the fashion shows during the festival.
Numerous talents revealed by the past of the festival’s fashion and photography competitions have since become essential names in the creative fields: Viktor & Rolf, Gaspard Yurkievich, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Sébastien Meunier, Anthony Vaccarello, Julien Dossena, Yiqing Yin, Léa Peckre, Satu Maaranen, Solve Sundsbo, Vava Ribeiro, Erwan Frotin, Joël Tettamanti, Charles Fréger, Grégoire Alexandre, Camille Vivier, Franco Musso & Luciana Val, Thomas Mailaender Thomas Mailaender, Rushemy Botter et Lisie Herrebrugh, Marina Chedel.
The Festival’s tight-knit bonds with the fashion and photography industries are one of its major assets: leading companies sponsor all events and awards, and thus mark their engagement towards young talent.
Designers that have taken part in the Festival as members of the jury count, to cite a prominent few: For fashion: Martin Margiela, Hussein Chalayan, Helmut Lang, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Martine Sitbon, John Galliano, Pierre Hardy, Jean Colonna, Azzedine Alaïa, Ann Demeulemeester, Christian Lacroix, Riccardo Tisci, Haider Ackermann, Kris van Assche, Dries van Noten, Raf Simons, Yohji Yamamoto, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Carol Lim & Humberto Leon, Karl Lagerfeld, Julien Dossena, Bertrand Guyon. For photography: Marc Ascoli, Terry Jones, Peter Saville, Emmanuel Perrotin, Jeff Burton, Viviane Sassen, Melvin Sokolsky, Tim Walker, Peter Knapp, Walter Pfeiffer, Steven Hiett, Kamel Mennour, Bettina Rheims. For fashion accessories: Pierre Hardy and Christelle Kocher.
The Festival is organised by the Association villa Noailles and has been financed through the support of the City of Hyères, since its creation in 1986, and since 2003 by the Métropole Toulon Provence Méditerranée, with the support of Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles (ministère de la Culture), of Conseil Régional Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, of Conseil Départemental du Var.
LVMH, Première Vision, Chloé, Swarovski, Mercedes-Benz, Défi, Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, Groupe Galeries Lafayette, American Vintage
Eyes on Talents, Puntoseta, , Partners of the festival , Petit Bateau, The Woolmark Company, Kering, Première Classe – Tuileries, Supima, Givaudan, Exception, Vilebrequin, Hans Boodt mannequins, Istituto Marangoni, John Nollet, Psycho, Janvier, Brachfeld