The end of April saw the Villa Noailles welcome the Hyères festival. The list of winners of this 27th edition was more international and diverse in style than ever. And the main winner was Estonian Ragne Kikas who won the two biggest awards, the Première Vision prize and the Prize awarded by the public and the town of Hyères. This is already the fifth collection designed by the student from Hamburg, again based around knitting, this year with a restrained colour palette to better emphasise his work exploring armour and protection.
The most coveted prize, the L’Oréal Professionnel jury’s grand prize, went to Siiri Raasakka, Tiia Siren and Elina Laitinen. Again international, with this trio from Finland, and again eclectic and surprising, with a men’s collection that is fairly unusual for its meticulousness, colour and daring.
Canadian Steven Tai is the final Hyères winner. His silhouette designed for Chloé was the obvious choice in this new mini-competition sponsored by the Richemont group.
Finally, Belgian Lucas Sponchiado did not win anything at Hyères but scooped the first Palais de Tokyo Public’s Prize for his ultra-sharp and attractive women’s collection, which was both classical and modern as well as extremely feminine.