The Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival is held every Spring at the VillaNoailles-a landmark cubist villa built in the 1920's by Mallet-Stevens in the South of France. 

The aim of the festival has always been to give exciting young talent the much-needed opportunity to get industry support and contacts, press coverage, and it was the Hyères Festival that revealed to the world talents such as Viktor&Rolf, Xuly Bët, Sølve Sunsbø, Felipe Oliveira Baptista (Lacoste), Jean-Paul Lespagnard, Cedric Buchet and many many more. Designers that have taken part in the festival as members of the jury include Azzedine Alaïa, John Galliano, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Sui, Phillip Treacy, Hussein Chalayan, Ann Demeulemeester, Raf Simons, the list goes on and on.

The competition showcases 10 fashion designers and 10 photographers selected by a jury of professionals in each field and is open to any student, photographer or artist using the photographic medium on a regular basis.

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