“LOOK INTO THE FUTURE” 2020: MENTORING AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
The final of the XXI national young designers’ contest “LOOK Into the Future” will take place on August 31, in Mystetskyi Arsenal.
The "Look into the future" 2020 contest is held with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation.
Partners of the contest - Ukrainian Fashion Week and IED - Istituto Europeo di Design.
This year, "LOOK into the future" for the first time offers finalists additional professional support - mentoring. This is a special type of partnership, which is not formal and provides communication between young designers with designers-members of the Ukrainian Fashion Council during the year.
"It is important for us to support young talents," said Ukrainian Fashion Council President and well-known Ukrainian designer Andre Tan. - We know from our own experience how difficult it is to take the first steps in the profession. And ready to help young designers. We have already supported young designers with the fabrics needed to create a collection for the final show. Thanks to mentoring, we will talk openly about our experience and how the fashion business in Ukraine works in practice. You won't find this in any textbook."
The organizing committee of the contest, initiating such a format of real support for young designers, set a precedent when the finalists of the "LOOK" chose mentors.
Mentors of the finalists of the contest in 2020 were members of the Ukrainian Fashion Council: Artem Klimchuk, Olesya Kononova (Lake Studio), Lilya Litkovskaya (Litkovskaya), Julia Paskal (Paskal), Vladimir Podolyan (Podolyan), Lilia Poustovit (Poustovit), Sofia Rousinovich (Roussin), Kateryna Silchenko (The Coat by Katya Silchenko), Ivan Frolov (Frolov).
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We care about the future of those who plan to connect their lives with work in the creative industries. "LOOK" is actively involved in raising the professional level of young designers, creates educational programs, promotes networking and exchange of ideas among young talents.
On July 29, the organizing committee of the contest invites all young people interested in working in the creative industries to join a special open online event with a practical task from IED – Istituto Europeo di Design.
Giovanni Ottonello, Professor, Creative Director of IED - Istituto Europeo di Design, and Regional Manager of IED Group Olga Melkova, will give a lecture "NOTHING WILL EVER BE LIKE TOMORROW. New Now and Future Trends ”, IED Moodboard Challenge workshop and Q&A session.
For more than fifty years, IED - Istituto Europeo di Design has been operating in the fields of education and research in the disciplines of design, fashion, visual communication and management.
The lecture is free of charge; everyone can visit it by registering through the link.
All active participants of the event will receive certificates of attendance at the IED!