Swiss designer Emilie Melden is one of the 7 womenswear designers who has been selected to be a contestant in the Hyeres 2011 Best Designer Competition. Some of the judges include Raf Simmons, Proenza Schouler, Lazaro Hernandez & Jack McCollough, and Christopher Kane. Her designs are eccentric and look to be extremely well constructed. There is definitely a great sense of fantasy in her work,
but you can see in some pieces that she also has the sensibility to tame that avant-garde beast and produce some beautiful sportswear.