We get up-close and personal with Matthew Cunnington, winner of Festival de Hyères 2008 and John Sanderson, both exhibiting at Hyères 2012. All photos by Filep Motwary © except catwalk image, click source.
How was your first Hyeres experience?
It was a truly amazing one, making new friends and working with a great team of staff at the Villa Noailles. Many treasured memories were created here with the people , the magical atmosphere and beautiful surroundings.
Portraits of Matthew and John by Filep Motwary ©
How does it feel being back at Hyeres?
It is a great honor to once again be a part of the festival. We are really looking forward to seeing the other exhibits and all of the ten designers' shows.
Our exhibitions will be shown in two locations, one in the beautiful gardens at the Villa Noailles - the summer house and the pigeon house. We wanted to combine the spaces into one theme.
"The Pianola Garden" (the tittle of our exhibition), inspired by the enchanting perforations and markings from the pianola paper scrolls - used to play music. Included in the exhibit will be pieces constructed from this paper . Also, a selection of garments from our current A/W 2012 womenswear collection, entitled "Amygdala", combining the looks together to evoke emotions of restoration and new life - P.T.O
Winning the Grand Prize from the festival brought many great opportunities and new friends. Hyeres is a great platform and an unbeatable community to be part of!