Three Aalto fashion students again in the Hyères finals


The 2021 Hyères finalists were announced 6th of April. Among the ten finalists are a master’s student Sofia Ilmonen and bachelor’s students Venla Elonsalo and Arttu Åfeldt, all from Aalto University. They were selected for the final from 185 applicants.The annual Festival International de Mode & de Photographie Hyères is one of the most prestigious design competitions in the world, but last year it was not held due to a pandemic. The 36th Hyères Festival will be held from 14 to 17 October. This is the third time there have been three finalists from Aalto University. This year, the jury will be chaired by Louise Trotter, creative director at Lacoste, who sees the finalists as very diverse. ‘Every one was unique. It’s very high level’, she said to Vogue fashion magazine.