The event, this year scheduled in October, has picked the creative director of Lacoste to chair the fashion competition jury, the famous footwear designer for accessories and Dominique Issermann for photography.
On Thursday evening, a warm atmosphere and a packed Villa Noailles forecourt greeted Jean-Pierre Blanc as he inaugurated the 34th Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival, set up by Blanc himself in 1985.
The 34th Hyères Fashion Festival begins on Thursday, with a busy programme of exhibitions, shows, competition and conferences, with Natacha Ramsay-Levy as guest of honour and the Chanel-sponsored Métiers d’art Prize.
As part of the Hyères Festival, the company held a conference about the concept store it plans to open on the Champs-Elysées in 2019, with project chiefs, Nadia Dhouib and Clara Cornet, dubbing it a "glocal store".
Director and founder of the Hyères Festival of Fashion and Photography Jean-Pierre Blanc spoke to FashionNetwork.com about the event's 33rd edition and announced a new space dedicated to research and archives.
Once all roads led to Rome. This weekend, all things fashionable converged on Hyères. Where, in an era of growing female empowerment one witnessed a flowering of female talent in all three of the festival’s disciplines.
The 33rd Festival of Fashion and Photography is set to be an intense affair, with Haider Ackermann attending as guest of honour, and a range of exhibitions, films, and contests for fashion, accessories and photography.