Hyères International Festival of Fashion & Photography – Editor picks
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Hyères festival is a hotspot for rising design talent. WGSN’s Womenswear team went along to uncover which new designers should be on your radar.

Apr 27, 2016
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The WGSN Womenswear team have just returned from the 31st year of Hyères International Festival of Fashion & Photography; a festival in the south of France known for spotlighting the most exciting young international designers and artists of the moment – from Japan to Helsinki.

Across the many exhibitions and fashion shows, Womenswear Editors Laura Yiannakou and Robbie Sinclair give you their top picks from the weekend…

Wataru Tominaga
Japanese born Wataru Tominaga took home the Première Vision Grand Prize at the 31st Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography. The Central Saint Martins graduate combined incredible print techniques that helped construct the playful volumes in his pop bright collection. Oversized corduroy trousers featured external binding and sat back with beautifully playful cotton shirts.

XXXI Festival International de mode et de photographie Wataru Tominaga Friday 22 April 2016 - 21:00 La Mouture - Salin des Pesquiers Hyères, France

XXXI Festival International de mode et de photographie Wataru Tominaga Friday 22 April 2016 - 21:00 La Mouture - Salin des Pesquiers Hyères, France

Wataru Tominag

XXXI Festival International de mode et de photographie Wataru Tominaga Friday 22 April 2016 - 21:00 La Mouture - Salin des Pesquiers Hyères, France

Hanne Jurmu and Anton Vartiainen
My favourite collection by far came from Finish design duo Hanne Jurmu and Anton Vartiainen. Their romantic hippy inspired menswear collection delivered beautifully crafted leather coats that were covered in flower petals that sat back with patched silk shirts macramé shoes and dried melon skin tattooed accessories. The craftsmanship involved in each piece was incredible. I haven’t stopped thinking about it since!

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XXXI Festival International de mode et de photographie Hanne Jurmu & Anton Vartiainen Friday 22 April 2016 - 21:00 La Mouture - Salin des Pesquiers Hyères, France

XXXI Festival International de mode et de photographie Hanne Jurmu & Anton Vartiainen Friday 22 April 2016 - 21:00 La Mouture - Salin des Pesquiers Hyères, France

 Anaïs Boileau

French photographer Anaïs Boileau won the public award for her incredibly jovial portraits of swimwear clad women sunbathing and her pink cast geometric architectural close ups that added an extra dimension to her tongue in cheek images.

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Julien Colombier
Paris based artist Julien Colombier wowed the crowds with his amazing oversized painted canvases, which were painted with beautiful tropical-inspired florals and plants. The colour was striking; flamboyant reds and purples were mixed with deep greens and pastel pinks, mirroring the deep and dark exoticism of a jungle.

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William Klein exhibition
We loved taking a trip back to the 60s via William Klein’s photography exhibition – the floor to ceiling black and white collages were just so striking. The photography and sculptures revisited one of Klein’s films from titled “Qui etes vous Polly Magoo?” Paco Rabanne also designed the costumers featured.

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Debeaulieu
One of Paris’ finest florists Debeaulieu provided the sophistication factor with their simply stunning array of floral arrangements featured throughout the show – the attention to detail and colour were next to none!

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