Photography at Hyères

Words by Lucy Staartjes and Katy Pang In the 32nd edition of the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography, ten emerging photographers from countries including France, United States, South Africa, Sweden and Armenia among others, were shortlisted for three major prizes. The prestigious prizes include the Grand Prix Du Jury Photographie, Prix De La Photographie American … More Photography at Hyères

Jean Cocteau

“Style is a simple way of saying complicated things” – Jean Cocteau Words by Nina Van Volkinburg Amongst exhibitions of Maison Schiaparelli, Pierre Hardy, and Tim Walker (and many more) the Hyères Festival will also pay homage to one of the most versatile and influential creative minds of the 20th century: Jean Cocteau.  Cocteau’s extensive … More Jean Cocteau

Tim Walker

Words by Nina Van Volkinburg Living in the age of Instagram, we are exposed to thousands of images each day. In some case our eyes hover onto an image a few seconds longer than intended, while most images are flicked away in to abyss as fast as swatting away a stray hair from a desk. … More Tim Walker

Maison Lesage

Simply put, Maison Lesage advances and preserves human craft adding a sense of awe to the every day. Words by Nina Van Volkinburg Complimentary to the fashion and photography competitions and exhibitions, the Hyères festival offers a range of workshops, thus inviting a new audience to experience the art of fine craftsmanship. This year’s edition hosts … More Maison Lesage


“She slapped Paris. She smacked it. She tortured it. She bewitched it. And it fell madly in love with her.” Yves Saint Laurent on Elsa Schiaparelli Words by Nina Van Volkinburg Returning for its 32nd edition, the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography has announced Bertrand Guyon – creative director of the house Schiaparelli … More Schiaparelli