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PWSH Alumnus One of 10 Chosen for Hyeres International Fashion Festival

May 6, 2024

A Plano West Senior High School alumnus will soon represent the United States on one of the biggest international fashion stages.

Class of 2019 graduate Logan Goff was chosen as a finalist for the 39th Annual Festival de Hyères from October 10-13, 2024, in Hyères, France. Goff was one of 10 finalists, and the only one representing the United States. The competition, founded in 1986 by Jean-Pierre Blanc, spotlights young international talents who will shape the fashion of tomorrow. The event also features finalists in photography and accessories, and the names of the finalists, along with judges, were unveiled in Paris in April.

image of logan with clothes

Image of Logan Goff with clothing.

Goff was a student in both Fashion and Advanced Fashion classes at Plano West. In the summer before his senior year, Goff attended a Fashion Design Summer program at the Parsons New School of Design in New York City. Later in the school year, he was accepted into the Parsons New School of Design. 

After graduating from Plano West, Goff honed his craft at Parsons by creating custom jeans. As a junior in college, he was accepted into the Parsons School in Paris, France for a 12-month study abroad program. 

"The courses in Paris provided a greater level of depth in the fundamentals, along with an advanced curriculum that would be critical to my success," Goff said. "At the same time, I was building connections and relationships with like-minded individuals from all over the world."

During his senior year in college, Goff's coursework was centered on designing a thesis collection of seven full looks/outfits fostered by his research on concepts and ideas of inspiration, garment designs and the selection of fabrics and materials. His collection, titled "Asphalt Cowboy", merged two archetypes and landed him an internship at the famous French fashion house Isabel Marant. This led him to be featured in several French and European magazines, which resulted in Goff being selected for the Festival Hyères.

Logan working with a fashion model on his collection.

Image of Logan working with a fashion model on his collection.

"Thinking back on my junior year in the Plano West Senior High School Fashion class, I would never have imagined my educational journey would have taken me down this path in my pursuit of a career in fashion," Goff said. "I never would have found myself in Paris without the lessons taught and the passion for design articulated by a single teacher in my high school fashion class, Mrs. Jodi Miller!"

"This is one of the most exciting opportunities in the fashion industry, and I am beyond proud of this young man," Miller, who still currently teaches Fashion at Plano West, said. 

The full list of fashion finalists for the Festival de Hyères 2024 include:

  • Romain Bichot (Belgium)
  • Dolev Elron (Israel)
  • Logan Goff (USA)
  • Gaëlle Halloo Lang (France)
  • Fabian Kis-Juhasz (Hungary)
  • Victor Koehler and Victoria Baia (France)
  • Tal Maslavi (Israel)
  • Julie Mouly-Pommerol (France)
  • Lilian Navarro (France)
  • Kenshiro Suzuki (Japan)