Chanel Métiers d’Art to Expand Presence at Hyères Festival

HYÈRES HYÈRES: The luxury brands have been steadily moving in on the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography, and for the next edition in April 2019 expect a bigger presence from Chanel Métiers d’Art.
The festival in April featured an exhibition of Maison Lemarié creations produced in collaboration with the house’s artistic director, Christelle Kocher, who also presided over the accessories jury. But for next time, “We’re working on a project that will involve all 12 of the Chanel Métiers d’Art houses,” said festival founder Jean-Pierre Blanc, who recently opened the call for entries for 2019. Candidates have until Dec. 21 to apply. Blanc, who at the event’s last edition bemoaned the dearth of anglophone candidates, said Fabio Piras, MA fashion program course director at London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, will attend the next festival.
In terms of signatures versus France’s other high-profile fashion prizes like the LVMH Prize and ANDAM, Hyères has always been about spotlighting young talents straight out of school, he said. Past Hyères festival winners include Paco Rabanne’s Julien Dossena, Viktor & Rolf’s Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren and Saint Laurent’s Anthony Vaccarello. Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh, who since scooping the main fashion prize

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LVMH Métiers d’Art Taps Amandine Guruceaga for Residency

PARIS – LVMH Métiers d’Art, the luxury group’s structure for cultivating fine artistry and innovating new craft techniques, has selected the French artist and sculptor Amandine Guruceaga for the second edition of its artist-in-residency program.
Guruceaga will spend five months working with the artisans of the Riba Guixà heritage tannery near Barcelona. Founded in 1932, it is known for its work with colored sheepskins as well as for its broad palette — the house offers more than 22,000 shades of leather.
The 27-year-old Guruceaga is based in Marseille, where she graduated from the Ecole Supérieure d’Art et de Design in 2013. Her colorful works often mix steel, resin and bright fabrics. They have most recently been displayed at the Mains d’Oeuvres gallery in Saint-Ouen and La Friche la Belle de Mai in Marseille.
“This is a unique opportunity to work with leather, one of humanity’s oldest materials, made beautiful by the infinite palette of the Riba Guixà tannery,” Guruceaga said.
Her works for the residency will published in a book by fine art publisher RVB.
This is the second residency sponsored by LVMH Métiers d’Art. Last year, the company collaborated with the artist Thomas Mailaender, producing an art book through a similar residency at the Tanneries Roux in the Romans-sur-Isère village south of Lyon.
 
 
 

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