Tom Van Der Borght Winner of the Hyeres Prize 2020

Just days after the announcement of his triumph at the Hyeres Festival, the Belgian in the face of his sculptural designs and his passion for the recycled materials and fabrics, the plastic tubes and the vegetable skin…

The 2020 edition of the International Fashion and Photography Festival of Hyeres, postponed since the month of April, has finally been celebrated in the midst of the inevitable uncertainty that, after the beginning of the crisis of COVID-19, tends to surround this type of events.

So, to raise the level of self-esteem and help, the multi-colored designs of winner of the Grand Premio Premiere Vision of the festival, there is a whole range of optimism thanks to the use of recycled tiles and conventional materials. , plastic tubes, vegetable pieles, etc.). For his 42 years, Van Der Borght, who graduated in 2012 at the prestigious Belgian fine arts academy Stedelijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten (SASK), follow the steps of previous prize winners like Anthony Vaccarello or Viktor & Rolf.

Collection by Tom Van Der Borght, winner of the Hywres Award 2020.
Edition number 35 of the festival, moreover, has been characterized by its sustainable spirit and the willingness to help the finalists of the edition, through a mentoring system sponsored by Mercedes-Benz and Fashion Open Studio, to adopt sustainable practices that tengan does not take into account the environmental impact it supposes.

Van Der Borght will be able to announce his collection during the Fashion Week in Berlin in 2021.

How is he interested in the world of fashion?
My mother had professional training in cutting and making, so it could be said that she grew between seams, surrounded by sewing machines. When I had five or six years, for example, I invented my own fashion brand. Siempre has enchanted me in this world, above all being able to create gifts from scratch using screens and materials that I found at home.


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