Over the last few years, the International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories has become one of the most influential rendez-vous for fashion professionals and media. Internationally respected personalities have participated to its jury: Karl Lagerfeld, Raf Simons, Dries van Noten and Ricardo Tisci to name a few.

Every Spring in the South of France, Hyères festival takes place, spotlighting young promising artists in the field of fashion, accessories and photography. Hans Boodt Mannequins has been official partner of the festival for four years in a row (2016 – 2019).

Since 1986 the festival has promoted and supported young international fashion designers. Since 1997 a competition has also existed for emerging photographers. From 2018 a competition will also recognise young fashion accessory designers. The festival is acknowledged as the oldest fashion competition aimed at young professionals.

Below the exhibitions – of that years Fashion Jury leaders – are highlighted.

Chloé, 2019

The 34rd edition of the Hyères festival al Villa Noailles presented Natacha Ramsay-Levi – Creative Director of Chloé – to preside over the Fashion Jury and to exhibit a selection of beautiful looks from her runway collections that go back to her first show.

Haider Ackermann, 2018

For the 33rd edition of the Hyères festival Haider Ackermann – Creative Director of Berluti – was selected as the President of the Fashion Jury. For his exhibition ‘A Vanishing Act’ mannequins and busts from our premium range with different textures and materials were personally selected by the French designer.

Schiaparelli, 2017

Bertrand Guyon – design director of la Maison Schiaparelli – presided the fashion jury of the 32rd edition of the festival at Villa Noailles. Including the Schiaparelli expo at la Piscine, our customised mannequins were featured in all exhibitions during this years edition. Supporting the festival by supplying mannequins and couture busts to the Fashion, Accessories and Former showcases and DIX exposition. As official partner of the festival for the second time, Hans Boodt Mannequins demonstrated how it can adapt to the most demanding contemporary talents.

Paco Rabanne, 2016

Custom made mannequins for the Paco Rabanne exhibition ‘Work in Progress’ during the 31st International Festival. An initiatory journey to celebrate Paco Rabanne’s amazing career. An incredible mix of archives pieces and pieces designed by Julien Dossena whose expert touch is bringing a new effortlessness to the sculptural house codes by intertwining a delicate balance of structure and ‘flou’.

Photo credits: Lothaire Hucki