The 42 years old Belgian designer Tom Van Der Borght has won the Première Vision Grand Prize of the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography.
The collection that he presented, made from recycled materials, is a triumph of colors, layers and applications on the fabrics and it looked, in a way as happy walking sculptures.
“The pieces that I present in a functional way are all very wearable, they are comfortable,” Van Der Borght says, presenting his pieces in the Villa’s outdoor showroom. “But it’s
more a question of do I dare to wear this?”
Marvin M’Tuomo has won the Chloé Prize, while Emma Bruschi has been awarded The Chanel Métiers d’Art 19M Prize.
Bruschi menswear collection has included old linen sheets, onion-based dyes and rye as a very exclusive natural result.
The Grand Prix of The Photography Jury has assigned to the Chinese Guanyu Xu, while Andràs Ladocsi received the American Vintage Photography Prize.
For the Accessories category, Ddiddue & Juana Etcheberry won the Grand Prix of The Fashion Accessory jury: a collaboration project with the Chanel Métiers d’Art of 20.000 euros amount. The winner will also have the opportunity to discover the Swarovski’s headquarters and archives in Austria.
They also won the Hermès Fashion Accessories Prize.
Jonathan Anderson, Loweve art director, presided over the Fashion Jury while Paolo Roversi was over the Photography category in this 35th International edition of Hyeres event, that took place in such a delicate time due to Covid-19. The event though brought a breath of hope and encouragement, in respect to all the dispositions. In fact, most part of the selection processes was taken digitally by the Zoom platform.
Images : Tom Van Der Borght & Ddiddue & Juana Etcheberry