hyères just a taste… steven tai

April 25th, 2012

Meet Steven Tai, our final Hyères designer.

Steven. Photo by Filep Motwary

How does it feel for you being selected for this year’s edition of Hyeres?

I feel incredibly honored to be selected for this year’s Hyeres. I vividly remember that when I first discover the festival I did not even begin my education at Central Saint Martins. But at that point I already felt a strong connection to the competition and I knew I would try to be apart of the festival one day. Therefore, being selected as a finalist really means a great deal to me because it means that an audience I truly respect understands my work.

How would you describe Hyeres in three words?

Natural, familiar, friendly..

What has been your favorite part of the process so far?

The entire process has been incredible. It really is difficult to pick just one favorite part. Having the name Hyeres backing you means you are granted opportunities that I could not normally even dream of. A selection of those moments include: – having countless fabric companies at Premiere Vision sponsoring my work – working with the prestigious Givaudan Fragrances to create a personal perfume – having the opportunity to create a look for the house of Chloé – coming to Hyeres and meeting all the wonderful designers and the team at Villa Noailles

In three words , what is your collection about?

Geeky, Awkward, confident

Steven Tai / CANADA / Central St-Martin's London.
Photo: Rene Habermacher.

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hyères just a taste… daniel hurlin

April 24th, 2012

Meet French-born Daniel Hurlin, one more talented original from this year’s selection of Hyeres’ Festival.

Daniel. Photo by Filep Motwary

How does it feel for you being selected for this year’s edition of Hyeres?

I am very happy. I am also very worried, because I want to make my collection the best it can be! But I am very happy, and proud.

How would you describe Hyeres in three words?

My world is in colors, so : Azure, emerald and beige

What has been your favorite part of the process so far?

Meeting the other selected designers help you rationalize everything, and make the whole process more human. Fashion design is an isolating process, even though you are constantly brought to collaborate with other people for all the bits of your collection. Being able to share with people who perfectly understand your dilemmas, is invaluable.

In three words , what is your collection about?

While I’m tempted to say “Perfect Blue Tamara” (title of my collection), I think this will be more enlightening : colours, materials, bodies.

Daniel Hurlin / "Perfect Blue Tamara" / FRANCE / IFM Paris

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hyères just a taste… ragne kikas

April 23rd, 2012

We have started introducing the Hyeres 2012 selected designers. Meet womenswear designer, Ragne Kikas from Estonia.

Ragne.Photo by Filep Motwary.

How does it feel for you being selected for this year’s edition of Hyeres?

It is an honor to be one of the ten finalists and present my newest knitwear collection to such a wonderful audience. It makes me feel happy and proud.

How would you describe Hyeres in three words?

Creative, forward-looking, inspirational.

What has been your favorite part of the process so far?

Translating my feelings, inspirations and impressions into garments/outfits and collaborating with great companies like Swarovski or Givaudan to name just a few. It was also a great experience to create a look for Chloé and pair my own visions with the heritage of Chloé.

In three words , what is your collection about?

Knitting, plate Armour, femininity.

Ragne Kikas / ESTONIA / HAW Hamburg. By René Habermacher.

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HYERES 2012: PALAIS DE TOKYO AWARD & LIVE STREAMING

April 23rd, 2012

For the first time, Paris’ Palais de Tokyo contemporary art center will allow everyone to experience LIVE! the fashion shows of the Hyères International Fashion & Photography Festival, during a special event with The Woolmark Company and the Galeries Lafayette group.


On April 28 2012, guests and public at the Palais de Tokyo will participate, through direct commentaries by fashion journalist Daphne Burki and interaction between Paris & Hyères, in the immediate selection of a public prize for their favorite designer.

The event will unfold in the salle Epstein, a mythical projection room in the Palais de Tokyo, built by the Cinémathèque Française in the end of the 1980’s, and given a second life after 20 years of abandon.

Those who cannot attend at Palais de Tokyo will be able to follow the fashion show live on The Stimuleye.

PUBLIC AWARD
Villa Noailles/Palais de Tokyo
Saturday April 28th, 8:45 PM C.E.T.
Salle Epstein of the Palais de Tokyo
Paris 16th Arrondissement.

All times C.E.T. (GMT + 2)
19:45 Cocktail by invitation
20:45 Doors open to the public + beginning of broadcast Paris – Hyères
21:00 Fashion show begins, with on-site commentaries by Daphen Burki:
10 designers in competition
2 winners of 2011
10 special looks for Chloé
22:30 Palais de Tokyo Public Prize Award


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