The 38th edition of the International festival of fashion, photography and accessories – Hyères, will take place between Thursday 12th and Sunday 15th October 2023 at the villa Noailles. The exhibitions will be open to the public until January 2024.
Jean-Pierre Blanc is both the founder and the director of the festival which will be presided over by Pascale Mussard.
Since 1986, the festival has promoted and supported young international fashion designers, since 1997 a competition has also existed for emerging photographers and this year, since 2016, a competition also recognise young fashion accessory designers. The festival is acknowledged as the oldest fashion competition aimedat young professionals. Several prizes are awarded to the competing designers thanks to grants provided by the festival’s partners who commit, together with the festival, to provide long term support. Practical assistance is provided right from the selection stage as well as during a period of two years in various different domains: financing, production, workmanship, materials, production, legal, media, exhibitions, workshops and residencies.
Once again in 2023, the faithful partners of the Festival are committed to support the next generation of designers: Chanel, le19M, Première Vision, LVMH, Hermès, Mercedes-Benz, American Vintage, la Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, le Défi, Galeries Lafayette, l’Atelier des Matières, Mercedes-Benz…
New photography prize
THE 7L PHOTOGRAPHY GRAND JURY PRIZE
From the 2023 edition, the Photography Grand Jury Prize becomes the 7L Photography Grand Jury Prize.
The 7L bookshop was founded in 1999 by Karl Lagerfeld in Paris. 7L stands for 7, rue de Lille, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, but also for Karl Lagerfeld’s favorite number.
“I love this place so much that it is part of me” said the great bibliophile couturier, an insatiable seeker of beauty and knowledge.
7L celebrates its founder’s unconditional love for books and photography. It brings together a bookshop dedicated to works in the field of visual arts, a cultural place inspired by his personal library present in his former photo studio, as well as the Éditions 7L publishing house.
7L will support the winner of the Grand Jury Prize on:
- the production of a book published by Éditions 7L
- the creation of a book launch event with the production of an exhibition.
Find the complete program on the websitewww.villanoailles.com