The HYÈRES FESTIVAL is a competition that takes place each spring in the south of France at the Villa Noailles.  The very selective and prestigious competition has two categories: fashion and photography.  Young designers and photographers proffer to the public their work, which is then examined by a highly-esteemed jury.

This year that jury is a veritable roster of fashion’s most notable names. In the designer category: London-based wunderkind Christopher Kane, Proenza Schouler’s Lazaro Hernandez & Jack McCollough and Tim Blanks of Style.com. In the photography category:  Tom Watt of Artreview and Jason Evans and Magdalene Keaney of Fashion Space. Intimidated yet?

This is a fantastic opportunity to shine if you think you have the talent.  Not sure? I’ve devised an easy litmus test:
a. Have the gods and goddesses on Mt. Olympus appeared to you in visions and donned your new collection?
b. Have you awoke from sleepwalking hanging off the edge of a building clutching your Canon 60D in a divinely inspired attempt to photograph the brilliant light of dawn against a crumbling facade?

If you answered yes to either you should apply.

This is how Viktor & Rolf got their big break, after all, among other terrifically notable designers and photographers. Applications are due December 5th, so start your sketching and snapping ASAP.

DETAILS HERE.

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