Japanese designer, Kenta Marshusige, took home the Grand Prix du Jury Première Vision this weekend from the 29th Hyères Festival for his Hinabi collection (one look pictured below), which includes including a $21,000 grant and the chance to work with the French Ateliers des Métiers d'Art artisan organization, which will finance the development of five looks. Marshusige, who is 25 years old, spent 2 years at ESMODE JAPON in Osaka and then received his diploma at Ecole de la Chambre Syndical de la Couture Parisienne. He has completed internships at Givenchy, Nicolas Andreas Taralis, Gianfranco Scotti, and Christian Dior. As we told you in the past, the 10 designers shortlisted for the prize showed their collections this weekend to the Festival jury, led this year by Kenzo creative directors Carol Lim and Huberto Leon. Actress Chloë Sevigny, Opening Ceremony Director of Buying Carol Song, VMan editor-in-chief Jay Massacret and InStyle USA Fashion Director Eric Wilson also served on the jury.
Additional winners this weekend include French designer Coralie Marabelle, who we spoke to not too long ago. Marabelle, whose work history includes stints at Maison Martin Margiela couture and Alexander McQueen, took home the Prix Public de la Ville d’Hyères. Julia Efimtchu was also strongly commended by the jury for her collection, YULIA YEFIMTCHUK+, which she launched in Kiev in 2011.
The Prix Chloé, sponsored by the Festival’s official partner and awarded to the designers who best reinterpret the look of the French house, went to 22-year old Liselore Frowijn from the Netherlands and 25-year old Roshi Porkar, who is currently based in Austria - you can read more about her here.
Coralie Marabelle (left) & Julia Efimtchu (right)
Liselore Frowijn (left) & Roshi Porkar (right)