The Winners

may 2017

Swarovski is happy to announce the winner of this year`s International Festival of Fashion and Photography at Hyères.

Accessories Swarovski: Marina Chedel
Accessories Prix de public: Wendy Andreu

Having partnered with the International Festival of Fashion and Photography at Hyères, since 2009, Swarovski has reaffirmed its commitment to emerging talent by creating the first Swarovski Fashion Accessories Grand Prix of the Jury with Pierre Hardy as jury president. 

Swarovski welcomed the 10 accessories finalists at its showroom and at Première Vision last February where they discovered the new crystal collections and a large variety of application techniques. Depending on their projects, they were able to select crystals to incorporate into their designs and were accompanied by Swarovski during the making of their collections. 

For over 120 years, Swarovski has worked with designers to explore crystal as a versatile and inspiring creative component in fashion, and has a longstanding commitment to supporting innovation and young talents. 

Over the Peak : 
Marina Chedel created a collection both savage and urban by borrowing the vocabulary of mountain equipment and Swiss materials such as ash, suede, rabbit fur and goat hair applied on leather and synthetic foam. The strong and bold impact of her shoes collection and the use of asymmetrical platforms, heavy outer soles and crampons convinced the jury. 
The Public and City of Hyères Award was awarded to Wendy Andreu from France for her creative collection of bags and hats.

Model: Zack Lion
Photographer: Ellius Grace