The 2011 Hyères festival of fashion and photography in Southern France has come and gone. Swiss designer Émilie Meldem, who won this year's Special Jury Prize, makes a unique and remarkable statement. Émilie Meldem "takes her inspiration from her native Switzerland, which she transposes into an isolated country, caught between modernity and tradition, restriction and freedom, fragility and strength. This duality results in a form of minimal eccentricity, which is at the same time decorative and radical."
photography by Yann Gross