Hyères highlights: the international photo and fashion festival in focus

Hyères highlights: the international photo and fashion festival in focus

Every April, the early modernist home Villa Noailles, built in the 1920s by Robert Mallet-Stevens for art patrons Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles, becomes a hotbed of emerging international talent. Since 1986, the villa’s homes and gardens – populated with artworks by Constantin Brancusi, Jean Prouvé, Sonia Delaunay and Mondrian – have housed the annual Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography, a showcase which sees leading figures in the creative industries descend on the grounds of the French architectural icon. This year, the proceedings placed focus on handicraft, with the launch of Chanel’s Métiers d’art Prize. The festival also saw the second iteration of the Wallpaper* ‘New Generation’ x Hyères Photography Prize and the third Accessories prize, chaired by fashion president Natacha Ramsay-Levi, photography president Craig McDean and accessories president Charlotte Chesnais. Here, we present our 2019 highlights...

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