The Hyères International Festival Celebrates Its 38th Competition

The fashion, photography and accessories festival once again celebrates and supports young international talent.

Since 1986, the Hyères International Festival has promoted and supported young international professionals in fashion, photography (1997), and for the fifth time, accessories. The three categories select only 10 finalists from around the globe, making it highly competitive. The festival has also been recognized as one of the oldest fashion competitions in the world, with founder and director Jean-Pierre Blanc leading the event each year. 

Métiers d’Art Chanel Award. Courtesy of the Hyères Festival.

For its 38th celebration, the festival took place at the villa Noailles and salin des Pesquiers in France from October 14th to the 17th. The designers/finalists were given the opportunity to showcase their original creations through group exhibitions. Their designs were then judged by the festival’s jury, which consisted of creative director of Lacoste, Louise Trotter, shoe designer Christian Louboutin and others.

Prizes and grantsChloé Prize, the 19M Chanel ‘métiers d’art’ Prize, the American Vintage Photography Prize and the Hermès Fashion Accessories Prizewere awarded to designers from the festival’s long-time partners. These partners include: CHANEL, le19M, Première Vision, LVMH, Chloé, Hermès, Mercedes-Benz, American Vintage, la Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, le DéfiKering, Premiere Classe and Supima. The festival also supports competitors in various sectors, including financing, production, workshops and residencies. 

Tom Van Der Borght. Courtesy of the Hyères Festival.
Jury Presentation. Courtesy of the Hyères Festival.

Until November 28th, the exhibitions, except the presidents of the jury’s exhibitions, will be open to the public. The list of exhibitions is available to view on the festival’s website.

See the winners of the Hyères International Festival below. 


Grand Prix: Ifeanyi Okwuadi

Chloé Prize: Elina Silina

19M Chanel Métiers d’Art: Rukpong Raimaturapong

Mercedes Benz: Sofia Ilmonen

Hyères Public: Adeline Rappaz


Grand Prix: Emma Charrin & Olivier Muller 

American Vintage: Sergeï Pavlov

Special price: Ulrich Leboeuf

Hyères Public: Sergeï Pavlov


Grand Prix: Capucine Huguet

Hermès: Yann Tosser

Hyères Public: Rayna Amuro

Ville d’Hyères Award. Courtesy of the Hyères Festival.
Backstage Pesquiers. Courtesy of the Hyères Festival.
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