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Paco Rabanne’s Julien Dossena leads fashion jury for this year’s International Festival of Fashion and Photography
By Lewis Firth | Fashion | 19 April 2016

Paco Rabanne’s Artistic Director, Julien Dossena, is the jury’s guest of honour at this year’s International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères. Beginning this Thursday until April 25th, the 31st edition of the event will aid a handful of young minds with the potential to innovate and push forward their chosen crafts.

Artists from fashion and photography will have the opportunity to win several prizes (provided by the likes of CHANEL, LVMH, Mercedes-Benz and the renowned French Federation of Fashion and of Ready-to-Wear Couturiers and Fashion Designers).

Dossena has given new life to Paco Rabanne since his appointment in 2013, translating the house’s strong heritage into a sleek, contemporary vision. Before lending his sharp perspectives and sprightly creative sight to the sleeping Parisian icon, Dossena was at Balenciaga working alongside Nicolas Ghesquière.


Paco Rabanne ‘Julien’ from HEROINE #4 Photography: Alex Sainsbury. Fashion: Steve Morriss. All clothing and accessories by PACO RABANNE SS16

Back in January, the jury decided on a 10-person shortlist for fashion: Laura Boned (womenswear, France), Clara Daguin (womenswear, France), Rolf Ekroth (menswear, Finland), Hanne Jurmu & Anton Vartiainen (menswear, Finland), Shohei Kinoshita (womenswear, Japan), Clémentine Küng (menswear, Switzerland), Akino Kurosawa (womenswear, Japan), Yuhei Mukai (womenswear, Japan), Amanda Svart (womenswear, Sweden) and Wataru Tominaga (menswear, Japan). Works by these individuals are presented to the public in several shows, with winners announced in conclusion.

For more information, visit here. April 21 – 25, 2016.

Finalists: Fashion


Finalists: Photography


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