Marie-Ève Lecavalier’s trippy childhood goals turned a actuality final evening at the 33rd version of the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography. The Montreal-born designer gained the Chloé Prize in addition to a particular point out from the jury.
Backstage after the present, a teary Lecavalier mentioned that she was “really, really touched,” including that the expertise at the pageant, together with her interactions with jurors like Haider Ackermann and Tilda Swinton, has impressed her to work even tougher on her designs.
Her assortment, which is entitled “Come Get Trippy With Us,” is influenced by her childhood reminiscences of listening to Frank Zappa along with her dad. “My father was a musician; we listened to psychedelic music, and I became fond of that movement—all the waves and distortions found in this music really touched me,” she explains.
Growing up within the suburbs of Montreal, Lecavalier says she had rather a lot of time on her palms and rather a lot of creativeness, so to amuse herself she was at all times deforming actuality and residing in an altered world. “When I went to bed at night, I would make myself hallucinate looking at the patterns in my polka dot wallpaper,” she laughs. “That was the basis for my obsession with deforming reality or everyday life.”