The Woolmark Prize, historically fashion’s most famous award, has significantly overhauled its advisory board for the 2020 prize, in what will be seen by many as an attempt to generate more traction and attention.
As anticipated last week by FashionNetwork.com, the Portuguese designer, ex-creative director of Lacoste, replaces Carol Lim and Humberto Leon as creative director at LVMH-owned Kenzo, also overseeing its brand image.
At the Hyères Festival, Natacha Ramsay-Levi, creative director of Chloé and chair of the event’s fashion prize jury, enjoyed an off-the-cuff conversation about contemporary fashion design with FashionNetwork.com.
On Thursday evening, a warm atmosphere and a packed Villa Noailles forecourt greeted Jean-Pierre Blanc as he inaugurated the 34th Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival, set up by Blanc himself in 1985.
The 34th Hyères Fashion Festival begins on Thursday, with a busy programme of exhibitions, shows, competition and conferences, with Natacha Ramsay-Levy as guest of honour and the Chanel-sponsored Métiers d’art Prize.
The French Haute Couture and Fashion Federation has launched ‘Catwalk Calling’, a podcast series introducing the work of emerging designers. The first interview is with talented young designer Marine Serre.