Dinan, the International Festival of Fashion Designers to be held this weekend
In 2021 the festival was held in December, but this year it will be held in Dinan from Friday, October 7 to Sunday, October 9, The change in dates is a one-off, as it will return to its usual spring dates in 2023: April 21, 22 and 23.
Chaired and founded by Dominique Damien Réhel, the event aims to reveal young talents who have just graduated from fashion school or already created their own brand.
This year, under the presidency of Stéphane Rolland, a selection of ten designers, presenting women's, men's or mixed silhouettes, will compete for three prizes: the Dinan 2022 Grand Prix, the Gavottes Prize on the theme of "Metamorphosing Gavottes boxes into fashion accessories" and the Public Prize.
The International Festival of Fashion Designers of Dinan will also honor some of the competition designers from past years , such as Antoine Lebrun, who won the Women's Award in 2021 and Théo Boistel, who won the Men's Award in 2021. The designers will exhibit the creations they have made from upcycled fabrics they received from Sfate-Guigou, who opened up their archives in Lyon to them.
The winners of 2010, Manix Wong, for the men's award, and Ken Okada, for the women's award will unveil their respective collections during the evening gala, at the city's Jacobins theater.
In addition, the mayor of Dinan, Didier Lechien, is showing his commitment to the festival for the sixth year by involving the city's shop-owners via the "Parcours Like". To do so he is assigning
each of the ten designers a shop window to display their creation for the competition. The public will vote on social networks for its favorite outfit. The most popular designer will receive the Dinan Territory Retailer/General Public Prize.
As always, the festival is open to the general public, as the exhibition of the designers' collections will be held in the Jacobins theater, and the fashion shows in the city.
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