The International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories in Hyères which opened its 38th edition in mid-October under the sun of the Côte d’Azur, awarded Igor Dieryck the Grand Prix of the Jury Première Vision. The Belgian designer will present his work at the Première Vision Paris show, from 6 to 8 February 2024.
Igor Dieryck sweeps three prizes with his unisex collection
The International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories in Hyères honours emerging designers from all over the world. The fashion jury, chaired this year by Charles de Vilmorin, former Artistic Director of Rochas, awarded its Grand Prix to Igor Dieryck, at a ceremony held, as every year, at the Villa Noailles.
This year again, the fashion jury brought together a prestigious cast, including Jenny Hytönen, winner of the Prix du Jury 2022, as well as Daphné Bürki, Babeth Dijan, Hubert Barrère and Bilal Hassani. The final featured 10 young designers from Belgium, South Korea and France.
The winner on Sunday 15 October was the unisex collection unveiled by Igor Dieryck. It won the Grand Prix du Jury Première Vision, the Le19M Métiers d’Art Prize and the Public Prize.
“His feet are firmly on the ground but his head is the stars. He surprised and moved us with a collection that is both true and poetic.”Charles de Vimorin, President of the Fashion Jury
The Belgian designer based in Paris, who trained at Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, won over the jury with YESSIR, a collection inspired by the uniforms worn by hotel staff. His pieces reflect the interactions and power dynamics between the various employees of these establishments.
“It is also a whole reflection on the role of the uniform, and how it modifies the way people perceive you when you wear a uniform. I try to experiment a lot with tailoring and the whole proportions of the uniform.”Igor Dieryck, Vainqueur du Grand Prix du Jury Première Vision
Igor Dieryck to exhibit his collection during the next edition of the Première Vision Paris show
Igor Dieryck, who is also a Junior Designer for Hermès, received several prizes, including a grant of 20,000 euros offered by Première Vision, a collaborative project with the Métiers d’Art, worth up to 20,000 euros as well, and the conception of a capsule collection with the Galeries Lafayette.
As a partner of the Grand Prix of the Jury since 2011, Première Vision supports the finalists in the design and production of their collections. Igor Dieryck was supported by several Première Vision exhibitors: Labels & Things – L&T Caps, Libeco, Beppetex and Rifra Nastri. In addition to the many opportunities open to him, Igor Dieryck will have the chance to present his collection at the next Première Vision Paris show, from 6 to 8 February.
A look at YESSIR, Igor Dieryck’s collection at the 38th edition of the 38th International festival of fashion, photography and accessories – Hyères
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