After 8 years Jil Sander has returned to the brand after Raf Simons left to design for Dior…. and we can confirm she has not lost her touch! Pure simplicity with attention to luxurious detail, Jil Sander works for every woman’s wardrobe and adds an modern elegance to any outfit. Check out the article below from Harpers Bazaar March 2013..
So it’s official. Jil Sander‘s Raf Simons’ has found a new home at Christian Dior. How do you like that?
For such a minimalist designer, it’s difficult to imagine where he will take the grandios, highly feminine French maison.
We can’t wait to see what he is going to do. And we can’t wait for the couture! Any thoughts?
Arthur Anne Marie Charles Vicomte de Noailles, Carla Sozzani, Cathy Horyn, Christopher Kane, Christopher Kane and Carla Sozzani, Emilie Melden, Erwin Blumenfeld, Floriane de Saint Pierre, Jil Sander, Jo-Ann Furniss, Juliette Alleaume, Lazaro Hernandez & Jack McCollough, Léa Pecker, Mads Dinesen, Marie Vial, Marie-Laure Bischoffsheim, Maryam Kordbacheh, Michael Kampe, Michel Gaubert, Oda Pausma, Raf Simons, Robert Mallet Stevens, Tim Blanks, villa Noailles, Yann Gross
The Hyeres Lowdown: Hyeres is a festival of fashion and photography located in the French Riviera bringing together the hyper cool fashion and art crowd. And guess what? We were there!
The Festival itself is set in the beautiful Villa Noailles, an early modernist house built by architect Robert Mallet Stevens. Previously the property of art patrons Arthur Anne Marie Charles Vicomte de Noailles and his wife Marie-Laure Bischoffsheim (try to say those names in under 30 seconds and repeat 5 times), it has always been considered the rendez-vous for the most avant-garde of the times.
Every year Hyeres showcases 10 fashion designers and 10 young photographers selected by an International Jury. This year the competition was presided over by the Jil Sander creative director Raf Simons. Other members of the prestigious jury included Tim Blanks, Floriane de Saint Pierre, Jo-Ann Furniss, Michel Gaubert, Lazaro Hernandez & Jack McCollough, Cathy Horyn, Christopher Kane and Carla Sozzani.
Here at Feathers we relish new talent and were truly impressed by the standard of the competition. Here’s a peek of our experience at our first Hyeres festival:
*drumroll* THE WINNER IS (was)….
We wish to extend our congratulations to Léa Pecker (above) who won the L’Oréal Professionel Jury Grand Prize and Celine Meteil (below) who won the Première Vision Prize.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our Hyeres coverage as much as we enjoyed being there!