After four intensive days of discussions, events and celebrations hosted at Villa Noailles (designed by architect Robert Mallet-Stevens), the Première Vision Jury Grand Prix of the 33rd edition of the Hyères Festival was awarded to the duo of designers Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh, founders of the brand Botter. The prize was awarded for their Men’s collection and won over nine other emerging designers.
The collection celebrated the impact of Caribbean-inspired fashion and drew inspiration from the fishermen of the Caribbean region. The collection won the heart of the jury composed by Haider Ackermann, Tilda Swinton, Lou Doillon, Ben Gorham, Farida Khelfa, Delfina Delettrez Fendi and Jefferson Hack. Botter will receive a scholarship and the opportunity to develop one of the Ateliers des Métiers d’Art de Chanel projects. The jury also awarded a special mention to the Canadian Marie-Ève Lecavalier, who won the Prix Chloé. The Belgian designer Sarah Bruylant received the Public Prize of the City of Hyères while the Swarovski Fashion Accessories Jury Grand Prix was won by Kate Richard, Flora Fixy and Julia Dessirier from H(earring) for their innovative collection. Eva O’Leary also won a prize from the hands of jury Bettina Rheims for her series of poignant portraits.