Hyeres is Here

Hyeres is Here

The video by Diane Pernet who is clearly ahead of her game and in Hy√®res already explains it all in a dramatic nutshell really.  In two days times, I’ll be travelling down there to get a ‘wee’ bit of sun (emphasis on the ‘wee’ seeing as BBC is giving me some very unpromising predictions at the moment…), and to soak up some more relaxed fashion experiences at the Villa Noailles.  Oh, and of course, embarrassing myself in front of Riccardo Tisci, who is the president of the jury this year, as I stutter and gush to him about how much I love his collecions from so and so a season…

The roster of exhibitions that have been carefully curated by the Hy√®res people for us folks to swan around and look at in leisure as we contemplate both the subject at hand and when we can convieniently nip to the beach, are quite impressive.  I’m most definitely going to be devoting more blog attention to them this time around as there is quite a mix of people they have selected and given some of the Villa’s space to show their work.

The Will-Write-About-Later-In-Greater-Detail Peeps…

Haider Ackermann – Clothes that are continually challenging and lustworthy at the same time.  What is it about his stuff that drapes so beautifully…   

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Melvin Sokolsky – Representing the golden age of fashion photography in the 1960’s and I’m looking forward to seeing the images of this longtim collaborator of Harpers Bazaar.  This image is from 1961.

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Felipe Oliveira Baptista – This addition to the couture schedule in recent years has given couture some refreshing oomph and I’m always impressed with one facet or another of the collections coming from this one time winner of Hy√®res.

Felipe

Eric Lebon – A menswear designer who’ve I’ve had an eye on since being introduced to his work by Two See’s Anthony (Two See is moving to Foubert’s Place by the by…all the better to be clustered next to Doors, Concrete, Beyond the Valley, Victim, 59 Broadwick Street…yes oh yes…)   

Elebon 

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  1. selina

    2008-04-21 at 8:20 PM

    fresh and exciting content is so addictive on style bubble, can’t wait to see what happens down there!

  2. meg

    2008-04-21 at 9:48 PM

    Can you go over how Hyeres works again? Do you have to be invited or is it just a fashion ‘festival’ that happens each year in France featuring different exhibitions? I don’t remember but the way you talk about it makes me want to go….

  3. Likky

    2008-04-21 at 10:26 PM

    Wow, love the photography by Melvin Sokolsky. I wish I could attend the show!

  4. mahret

    2008-04-21 at 10:49 PM

    So I guess we will finally meet.

  5. susie_bubble

    2008-04-21 at 10:55 PM

    Yay – blogger meet up – I know of a few that are coming…
    Meg: It’s a competition for upcoming photographers and designers with exhibitions alongside all held in a beautiful villa…
    Basically, the exhibitions and designer portfolio expositions are open to the public and the fashion show is also available for the public to see (I think they just pay a nominal fee). You can go to the awards ceremony any everything.
    Here’s the programme:
    http://www.villanoailles-hyeres.com/hyeres23en.php?cat_id=6
    If you’re press/professional, it’s all free of course…

  6. enc

    2008-04-22 at 2:35 AM

    It’ll be great to hear about all this. I really love that photo of the tiny girls on the giant furniture.

  7. la femme

    2008-04-22 at 4:33 AM

    Mmm. What a dream. Wish I could be there.

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  9. The Fashion Assistant and her Camera

    2008-04-22 at 11:07 AM

    looking forward to hear your report soon.
    K

  10. Cate

    2008-04-22 at 1:45 PM

    i love the photograph of the models on the huge table and chair! a bit scary ^^

  11. mica

    2008-04-22 at 4:04 PM

    the fashion show sounds exciting! Hopefully it’s nice and sunny for you 🙂
    And I agree with Cate, the photo of the models on the huge table and chair is weirdly awesome 🙂

  12. giancinephile

    2008-04-23 at 9:52 AM

    Thanks for featuring Sokolsky. I love his images!
    and Felipe Oliveira Baptista is a fashion star in the making.

  13. giancinephile

    2008-04-23 at 9:54 AM

    Eric Lebon is also another interesting designer in my book.
    Since I do a menswear blog, he’s one of my favourite emerging names in the menswear department. His F/W 08 collection was wonderful.

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