International program of the 31st Ukrainian Fashion Week
Ukrainian Fashion Week presents you with the guests of the International Program, which this season is even more grandiose in terms of the number of invited representatives of international fashion-community.
Interest to the creativity of Ukrainian designers grows from season to season, the dates of Ukrainian Fashion Week can be found in international fashion guides, whereas Ukrainian designers are welcome as participants of international fashion events. We are proud to state that the geography of our international program has become even wider this season, as we have invited guests from six countries, and more diverse in terms of professional belongings of the guests as well – among our international guests there are buyers, fashion consultants, journalists and authoritative bloggers. Ukrainian Fashion Week believes it to be our mission to invite such guests to our events and purposely introduces Ukrainian designers to the representatives of international fashion community. Though Mr. Maurizio Aschero left the position of the Director on UFW international development in June 2012 (due to several large-scale commercial projects of his company (Mass Market), he has recommended us his colleague, the cooperation with who has let us to invite a great “team” of professionals to the 31st issue of Ukrainian Fashion Week.
Buyers and fashion- consultants
Elena Davidyants – TSUM (Russia)
TSUM is the first and the main Russian department store, which offers brands of the finest quality. The clients of TSUM can choose among more than 1500 brands of shoes, clothes, cosmetics, and accessories presented on the area of 60 thousand square meters.
Agathe Schmitt - Who'S NEXT Prêt-à-Porter Paris (France)
Who'S NEXT Prêt-à-Porter Paris is a global international exhibiting salon which presents about 2500 refined brands to a vast auditory of buyers and professionals of fashion industry (in 2012 the exhibition gathered more than 65 thousand visitors). Thanks to “Ukrainian platform” created in 2009 Ukrainian designers have been active participants of this international fashion event for all these years.
David Hadida, Claire Khoriaty - TRANOÏ (France)
TRANOÏ is an international designer salon, an indispensable event of Paris Fashion Week. An invitation to TRANOЇ is a high acknowledgement of the activity of each fashion brand worldwide, as well as a special signal for the journalists and buyers all over the world.
Fashion – journalists and bloggers
Federico Poletti – Vogue Italy (Italy) – journalist
Andrea Deanesi – Vogue Italy (Italy) – blogger
Andrea Deanesi lives in London (United Kingdom). Having started his career in fashion PR he has been contributing to Vogue Italia for 3 years already. As a journalist of Vogue Italy Andrea is a constant visitor of fashion weeks worldwide. Apart from that he actively cooperates with fashion-photographers and stylists as a casting-manager of fashion shows in London, Milan and Paris.
Ben Fern – GQ (United Kingdom)
Romain Bernardie-James – contributor to Jalouse, L`Officiel, founder of The Imaginers (France)
Alexandra Gordienko – Purple (France)
Alexandra Gordienko is a contributor to Purple magazine and purple.fr. She has worked within American magazine Flaunt, has experience in cooperation with renowned journalists, stylists, photographers and musicians.
Ross Aston – Garage Magazine (United Kingdom)
Garage Magazine is a biannual magazine which publishes exclusive graffiti, photos and graphic design materials belonging to “visual art”. 100 pages of this unique edition can be found in many countries worldwide, namely Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Poland, the UK, the USA etc.
Sandra Leko – Ponystep (United Kingdom)
Ponystep is one of the most exciting and most unexpected editions of the UK, which combines annual print version and constant on-line publications about fashion, music, art and outstanding personalities.
Natalie Joos – blogger and stylist www.talesofendearment.com (The USA)
Natalie Joos, who is called a fashion icon and the most stylish casting-manager was born in Belgium, and started her fashion career after moving to New York in 1997.
Today Natalie is the owner of a casting-agency and actively cooperates with such world-known Fashion Houses as HUGO BOSS, HELMUT LANG, PHILLIP LIM, ROCAWEAR etc, as well as renowned fashion-photographers Mario Sorrenti, Paola Kudacki, Ben Watts, Chad Pitman and Greg Kadel. Recently Natalie Joos has been also appointed as a casting manager of Hercules Magazine. Natalie is also a constant contributor to V Magazine and The Last Magazine.
Sara Brajovic – blogger www.sarabrajovic.com (United Kingdom)
Sara Brajovic was born and raised in Paris to an actor father and a mother who was a former house model for Yves Saint Laurent.
First discovered aged 11 by the photographer Peter Lindbergh while on holiday with her family in the South of France, Sara did not pursue a modelling career until many years later having finished her studies at a Swiss boarding school and reading history at King’s College, London.
Relocating to New York, to embark on a successful modelling career, Sara went on to shoot for publications including British Vogue, i-D and Pop and appeared in numerous campaigns internationally including Lancome and Tag heuer.
Sara’s luxury lifestyle blog documents her insider views of the fashion and art worlds and is championed by US Vogue who requested Patrick Demarchelier shoot her. Sara has also been profiled in US Vogue.com, Italian Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar (both UK and Russian editions), Japanese Elle, Russian Vogue, V Magazine, Pop and the Telegraph Magazine.
Highly accredited in the digital world, Sara recently gave a speech about social media in fashion at the renowned WAVE6 festival in Serbia. Net-A-Porter have also recently profiled her for their online magazine as part of a feature on “the French chic women who do it best”, alongside Josephine De La Baume and Isabel Marant.
The number of accredited foreign journalists grows each season. This season the events of Ukrainian Fashion Week will be also covered by journalists from Italy, Poland, Germany, Indonesia and Israel.