PARIS, Apr 28, 2013/ — With a collection aptly titled as “The Boy Vanishes”, Camille Kunz of Switzerland won the Chloe Fashion Award in the ongoing 2013 Hyeres Festival.
A menswear designer, Camille Kunz vanished the “boy” to “create a design inspired by the aesthetic and values of the House of Chloe” to be qualified to compete for the award.
The award goes with a grant of 15,000 euros. Camille Kunz is the second creator to receive this award. The inaugural Awardee is Canadian Steven Tai who won the prize in 2012 when the Chloe Award was first introduced.
The Chloe Award was conceived based on Chloe’s readiness to reveal and support young designers.
Since 1952 and the first daring designs of Gaby Aghion, la Maison Chloé’s luxury ready-to-wear is fashioned under the direction of emerging talents.
Stemming from this dynamic of talent-scout, a partnership was initiated, naturally, with the Festival d’Hyères, Festival International de Mode et dePhotographie, whose aim is to reveal and support a new generation of fashion designers,
Coinciding with the Hyeres Festival, la Maison Chloe is benefiting from the architectural backdrop of the Villa Noailles to present, in preview, within its pop-up boutique (26th April to 26th May), the graphic and structured Art Deco inspired jewellery that highlighted the Autumn-Winter 2013 runway.
A mini installation will present archive pieces, a glimpse of the “Edition Anniversaire” collection,reedited for Chloé’s 60th anniversary; a natural thread between the heritage of the Maison, and the endorsement of young designers, spearheaded by the Festival.
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