Guests of the International Programme of XXIX UFW
The main principle Ukrainian Fashion Week never betrays is doing business instead of blowing bubbles. Following this principle, as usual, Ukrainian Fashion Week has invited renowned European buyers and fashion-advisers to the catwalk shows. The collections presented by Ukrainian designers become more and more demanded on the international fashion market. This Ukrainian Fashion Week will be attended by those who are playing the leading role in setting the course of development of international fashion industry. Their presence will prove the rising interest of international fashion capitals towards Ukrainian fashion. For seven successive seasons already foreign guests have been visiting UFW in search of original and talented designers. The 29th Ukrainian Fashion Week becomes the next bright witness for it.
Francesca Gatti. Buyer of Spiga2 (Italy)
Andrea Nacre. Buyer Spiga2 (Italy)
This season Ukrainian Fashion Week will be again visited by the buyers of Spiga 2. This is the first multi-brand boutique from Dolce&Gabbana, which is more than an ordinary boutique, but a meeting point of international buyers and talented designers.
A representative of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (National Chamber of Fashion in Italy)
Karen Harries. The founder of Boutiqueye Buying Office (Great Britain).
Karen has started her career as a commercial director of Prelude Trading, one of the leading fashion agencies of London. In 2004 she founds Boutiqueye Buying Office. For the last 7 years Karen has managed to work with different companies and the most prestigious stores of the world. Her clients are Harvey Nicholls Riyadh, winners of Sauce Award in Dubai, the representatives of Bahrain, India, Australia and others.
Telman Simge. Buyer (Turkie).
Since May 2010 Telman Simge has been the Head of purchasing and marketing department in Harvey Nichols (Brandroom, Istanbul). Since April 2005 till May 2010 she worked as the director on commercial promotion of such trademarks as D&G Dolce Gabbana, Gianfranco Ferre, Just Cavalli (Istanbul).
Ekateryna Petukhova. The founder of Esper Group (Russia)
Ekateryna Petukhova is the founder and a co-owner of Esper Group, implementing new technologies for fashion-industry. The main activity of Esper Group concerns Russia, the countries of Former Soviet Republics, central and Eastern Europe.