Hyères Festival 2012 Winners
Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography took place over the weekend at the villa Noailles in Southern France.
Ten young designers showcased their collections to a jury spearheaded by renowned designer Yohji Yamamoto with the Grand Prix being awarded to Finnish designers Siiri Raasakka, Tiia Siren & Elina Laitenen for their eccentric menswear collection. The trio were awarded 15,000 euros and the opportunity to present their joint collection in Paris during Fashion Week sS13.
Estonian womenswear designer Ragne Kikas picked-up the Prèmiere Vision Award and the Fashion Public Award of the City of Hyères and won 10,000 euros plus the opportunity to showcase her collection at Prèmiere Vision in New York and Paris.
Canadian womenswear designer Steven Tai won the Chloé Award and a grant of 15,000 euros whilst Belgian womenswear designer Lucas Sponchiado won the Public Palais de Tokyo / villa Noailles Award.