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Young international fashion design and photography

The 34th edition of the International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion accessories, Hyères, will take place until Monday 29 April 2019 at the villa Noailles, in Hyeres, France.

Every year, the festival is organized around three contests, exhibitions and roundtable discussions. Competitions bring out ten fashion designers (since 1986), ten photographers (since 1997) and ten accessories designers (since 2017) who are selected by professionals. As happens every year, young designers from the fashion world peacefully occupied Villa Noailles, the wonderful Cubist house built by Robert Mallet Stevens in the 1920s on the hills above the city for the Viscount and Viscountess de Noailles. The festival promotes young creation in fashion, photography and fashion accessories areas.

Since 1986, the festival has promoted and supported young international fashion design, since 1997 a competition has also existed for emerging photographer and this year, for the third time, a competition will also recognise young fashion accessory designers. The festival is acknowledged as the oldest fashion competition aimed at 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. The jury has chosen ten fashion designers from 9 nationalities. Their collections will be presented during 3 fashion shows, open to the public and to the professionnals. This year again new partners are providing their support for this young generation by joining together with the arts centre. The guest of honor 2019 is Natacha Ramsay-Levy, creative director of Chloé, who will preside over the jury of the fashion competition.