For up-and-coming fashion designers, the annual Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival is a little bit like Cannes: a chance to win a prestigious prize, make important contacts, and launch your career. This year’s 32nd festival will be held at the historic Villa de Noailles in France in April, but the 8 fashion finalists have already been revealed. Meet the designers here.
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