Wataru Tominaga, Winner of the 2016 Grand Jury Prize Première Vision at the 31st edition of the International Festival of Fashion and Photo graphy in Hyeres, on display
At the entry to Hall 6, discover an exhibit of large-format photos of silhouettes from the collections by the 10 finalists at the Hyères Fashion Festival, including one from the winner of the 2016 Première Vision Grand Jury Prize.
This year Julien Dossena, Artistic Director of Paco Rabanne, presided over the Jury at the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography. Grand Jury Prize winner Wataru Tominaga will also present his winning collection, and a selection of new womenswear pieces.
Boldness, graphic power, strong visual impact: those were just some of the raves about the men’s collection by Wataru Tominaga. The young designer is inspired by emancipated fringe groups such as hippies or nerds to break down stereotypes. Overstitched pleats, wide flocked vinyl stripes and juxtapositions of bright colours…his goal is to change the perception of men’s ready to wear.
Beyond the clothing on display, the exhibit is also intended to showcase the know-how of the Première Vision Paris exhibitors. Première Vision has been working for five years alongside the famed festival of young fashion designers, fulfilling its mission to support textile creativity while helping to discover new design talents destined to be part of tomorrow’s creative industries. For his men’s collection, Wataru Tominaga received support from exhibitors from Première Vision Accessories Completex’09 and Fabrics Luxury Jersey.
Entrance of Hall 6
Learn more about the men’s collection by Wataru Tominaga
The boldness, graphic power and strong visual impact of Wataru Tominaga’s collection, enriched by his research into fabrics and techniques, unanimously won over the festival jury.
This research was evident in a collection reaching beyond masculine/feminine identities to create a positive dynamic. Inspired by emancipated fringe groups such as hippies or nerds, Wataru Tominaga seeks to break down stereotypes. With his collection of overstitched pleats, wide flocked vinyl stripes and juxtapositions of bright colours, the Japanese designer expresses his goal of creating a new genre, one likely to encourage a different vision of men’s ready to wear.
WATARU TOMINAGA is graduated from Central Saint Martins in London.