The 25th HyÃ¨res International Festival of Fashion and Photography took place recentlyÂ and the 2010 selection of young designers was asÂ exceptional as ever.
It’s an event we have always wanted to attend and this year, twenty-two-year-old Belgian designer Alexandra Verschueren won the main prize with her origami-inspired collection. Her entirely handmade clothes were praised by the jury – which included designer Dries van Noten – for their structure and original implementations of the Japanese folding technique.
The public vote went to Tsolmandakh Munkhuu, a Paris-based Mongolian designer.
Of course, HyÃ¨res is not just for fashion – half of the festival is devoted to photography. See our selection after the following catwalk shots.
A round-up of our fashion picks:
Alexandra Verschueren (Grand Prize winner, 2010)
Tsolmandakh Munkhuu (Public Vote winner, 2010)
Marite MastinaÂ & Roland Peterkops (GrandÂ Prize winner, 2009)
Isabel Mastache Martinez
Nada Van Dalen
A selection of our photography favourites:
For more images see A Shaded View on Fashion