>> It's that time of year again -- time for the Hyeres Festival, which spotlights ten young fashion designers and ten young photographers in a prestigious competition. Above and below are promotional pictures for two of the designers (I thought the pictures themselves, regardless of the clothes, were pretty stinkin' cool). The runway shows are April 28-May 1 at the Villa Noailles in Hyeres, France. There will also be exhibitions, including one by Ann Demeulemeester, which are admission-free and open until early June. More information and promotional pictures ici (it's in French and English, don't worry).