hyères just a taste… steven tai
Meet Steven Tai, our final Hyères designer.
Steven. Photo by Filep Motwary
How does it feel for you being selected for this year’s edition of Hyeres?
I feel incredibly honored to be selected for this year’s Hyeres. I vividly remember that when I first discover the festival I did not even begin my education at Central Saint Martins. But at that point I already felt a strong connection to the competition and I knew I would try to be apart of the festival one day. Therefore, being selected as a finalist really means a great deal to me because it means that an audience I truly respect understands my work.
How would you describe Hyeres in three words?
Natural, familiar, friendly..
What has been your favorite part of the process so far?
The entire process has been incredible. It really is difficult to pick just one favorite part. Having the name Hyeres backing you means you are granted opportunities that I could not normally even dream of. A selection of those moments include: – having countless fabric companies at Premiere Vision sponsoring my work – working with the prestigious Givaudan Fragrances to create a personal perfume – having the opportunity to create a look for the house of Chloé – coming to Hyeres and meeting all the wonderful designers and the team at Villa Noailles
In three words , what is your collection about?
Geeky, Awkward, confident
Steven Tai / CANADA / Central St-Martin's London. Photo: Rene Habermacher.