The first day of the Hyères festival is underway and the sun is shining on the Villa Noailles! Right now, the fashion jury are meeting the ten finalists of the Grand Prix competition.
While the photographers and exhibitors put the finishing touches to their installations, and earlybird festivalgoers take tea in the hanging garden, Carol, Humberto and the eight other members of the fashion jury are currently being presented the collections of the ten fashion finalists.
The jury of the Hyères Fashion Grand Prix is as follows:
Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, KENZO creative directors and Presidents of the jury.
Maurizio Cattelan, artist and founding member of TOILETPAPER, the creative team behind our Autumn/Winter 2013 and Spring/Summer 2014 KENZO campaigns.
Pamela Golbin, general curator, fashion and textile museum Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
Spike Jonze, film director and friend of Carol and Humberto.
Jay Massacret, fashion director of V and Vman magazines.
Jaime Perlman, creative director of British Vogue.
Chloë Sevigny, actress and friend of Carol and Humberto.
Carol Song, head buyer at Opening Ceremony.
Eric Wilson, fashion news director, American InStyle magazine.
You can read more about the ten fashion design finalists here.
After the jury has met each finalist one by one, there will be a runway show of the designers tonight at 9pm in the hangar de la mouture venue.
Stay tuned to KENZINE and the KENZO twitter and instagram accounts for live updates from Hyères throughout the weekend!