HYÈRES 29TH INTERNATIONAL FASHION & PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL: THE 10 SHORTLISTED DESIGNERS REVEALED

The names of the 10 shortlisted designers for the 29th edition of Hyères International Fashion & Photography Festival, which will take place between April 25th and April 28th at the Villa Noailles in Hyères (south of France), have been revealed.

Created in 1985 by Jean-Pierre Blanc, the festival purpose is to promote a new generation of designers and photographers. In the past, it has launched numerous designers’ careers like Viktor & Rolf in 1993, Gaspard Yurkievich in 1997, Felipe Oliveira Baptista in 2002 and Anthony Vaccarello in 2006.

This year’s jury will be presided by duo Carol Lim and Humberto LeonKenzo Creative Directors since 2011 and founders of Opening Ceremony. The other members of the jury are: actress Chloé Sevigny, director Spike JonzeOpening Ceremony buyer Carol SongIn Style‘s Eric WilsonVogue UK‘s Jamie Perlman and V Magazine‘s Jay Massacret.

Chanel is sponsoring the event. The winner will receive a grant of €15.000 to help him realize a project in collaboration with the Ateliers des Métiers d’Arts owned by the brand.

Here’s the list of the chosen designers, with a photo of their work :

Liselore Frowijn  Netherlands, womenswear

Liselore Frowijn 
Netherlands, womenswear

Louis-Gabriel Nouchi France, womenswear

Louis-Gabriel Nouchi 
France, womenswear

Yulia Yefimtchuk Ukraine, womenswear

Yulia Yefimtchuk
Ukraine, womenswear

Kenta Matsushige Japan, womenswear

Kenta Matsushige
Japan, womenswear

Coralie Marabelle France, womenswear

Coralie Marabelle
France, womenswear

Anne Kluytenaar Netherlands, menswear

Anne Kluytenaar
Netherlands, menswear

Marit Ilison Estonia, womenswear

Marit Ilison  
Estonia, womenswear

Roshi Porkar Austria, womenswear

Roshi Porkar 
Austria, womenswear

Agnese Narnicka Latvia, menswear

Agnese Narnicka
Latvia, menswear

Pablo Henrard Belgium, menswear

Pablo Henrad 
Belgium, menswear

(photo credit : ©TheStimuleye, décor Mathilde Nivet)

Hyères 29th International Fashion & Photography Festival                                                                                                                                    From April 25th to April 28th at the Villa Noailles in Hyères, France.

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SPOTLIGHT ON GEORGES GOURSAT’S (AKA SEM) HIGH SOCIETY AND FASHION ILLUSTRATIONS

Last week, I came across some of George Goursat‘s drawings while visiting the Roman d’une Garde Robe” show at the Musée Carnavalet in Paris and it made me want to share some of his work with you.

George Goursat (1863-1934) also known as SEM, was a French illustrator famous for his drawings full of humour and fantasy. He was an important public figure during the Belle Époque.

He became famous for his caricatures of Paris‘ high society. He followed socialites and delivered his humorous interpretation of their world. He always managed to keep a distance that allowed him to get some perspective while keeping his personality and freedom untouched. His unique style enabled him to delight the people he got inspiration from instead of offending them!

His illustrations were published in several magazine like Vanity Fair, La Revue de la Femme, La Vie Parisienne, Sports et Théâtre or Le Figaro. He was also often commissioned to do publicity posters.

He published several albums, among which “Le Turf” in 1900, “Monte Carlo” in 1905, “Le grand monde à l’envers” in 1919, “Le Nouveau Monde” in 1923.

A Woman in Red and a Waiter with a Forked Beard, ca. 1900.

 A Woman in Red and a Waiter with a Forked Beard, circa 1900.

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 Night Out, circa 1900.

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Dancing the Charleston.

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White Bottoms, circa 1927.

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Chanel No 5 c. 1920

 Chanel N°5, circa 1920.

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Coco Chanel.

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Visages Ensoleillés.

SEM 1910 Mlle Eve Lavallière Caricature, Evening Gown by Paul Poiret

Mlle Eve Lavallière in an evening gown by Paul Poiret, circa 1910.

DECONSTRUCTING THE HANDBAG WITH THE PRINTEMPS DU LOUVRE: THE ICONIC FASHION ACCESSORY BECOMES A WORK OF ART.

To celebrate the opening of its newest department store situated at the heart of the Carrousel du Louvre, Le Printemps organized a “fashion meets culture” exhibition celebrating the handbag titled “Pop the bag”.

For the occasion, six artists have been invited to create an unique XXL work of art inspired by the iconic accessory. British artist Mat Maitland, French artist Gilles Cenazandotti, Polish artist Kordian Lewandowski and Chinese artists Fan Xi, Wang Qiang and Gao Yu all gave a very personal interpretation of the handbag.

Here are some photos of their amazing creations:

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Animals, statues made from materials found on beaches by Gilles Cenazandotti.

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Fragment Bag, printed plexiglass statue by Gilles Cenazandotti.

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Pandaora, carved polystyrene statue by Gao Yu.

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Untitled, videos by Mat Maitland. 

(photo credit: The Statement Box)

WINDOW SHOPPING: GALERIES LAFAYETTE’S ETHEREAL SPRING

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Proenza Schouler PS1 Mini Classic bag.

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Christine Phung top, skirt and dress.

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Anne Valérie Hash top, Shaoo Shadow bags and Gianvito Rossi shoes.

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Dice Kayek dress.

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3.1 Phillip Lim top, Carven skirt, Shaoo Shadow collar.

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Jacket, pants, dress and coat all by Pleats Pease by Issey Miyake.

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Azzedine Alaïa dress.

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Alexander Wang “Diego” bag.

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Dice Kayek shirt and skirt.

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Moncler down jacket, Tara Jarmon skirt.

(photos credit: The Statement Box)