BEST FASHION AWARDS-2012
The Third Ceremony of BEST FASHION AWARDS (Ukrainian Awards in the field of fashion) was held on September 19, 2012.
BEST FASHION AWARDS were organized by Ukrainian Fashion Week and Zефир magazine. This year the Ceremony was held in a sumptuous Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv. For the third time already the Ceremony of the main professional fashion awards gathered the most talented and professional personalities – designers, fashion-critics, experts, fashion editors and actors.
Thanks to the support of USP Events agency, a Partner of the Event, BEST FASHION AWARDS Ceremony was an unforgettable show as usual.
The Ceremony of BEST FASHION AWARDS was held by Olga Freimut!
Since 2010 BEST FASHION AWARDS is determinined annually and evaluates collections of two previous seasons. The destiny of official awards is determined by a specially assigned group of 30 experts consisting of fashion journalists, fashion critics, byers and leaders of public thought. The list of the experts can be found here.
The main aim of BEST FASHION AWARDS is to identify objectively and to present the leaders of Ukrainian fashion to national and international fashion community, as well as to pay the tribute to the achievements of fashion designers in the development of fashion, in the creation of fashion industry and in the maintaining of Ukraine's positive image abroad.The Award is aimed to enhance the authority of Ukrainian designers in the country and to inspire them for creative search and professional growth.
The initiators and organizers of BEST FASHION AWARDS make their best for impeccable image and authoritativeness of the event. The key elements of BFA are objectivity, transparency and perfection of all its components.
Each year the organizers and experts work with a specially invited notary who fixes the results and keeps them in secret until the public announcement during the Ceremony.
BEST FASHION AWARDS are accorded in 6 official nominations: “Best Women’s Clothing Designer”, “Best Men’s Clothing Designer”, “Best Accessories Designer”, “Best Fashion Show”, “Discovery of the Year” and “For an Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Ukrainian Fashion”. Apart from the mentioned nominations determined by the experts there is also nomination “Inspiration” the destiny of which is determined by designers-participants of Ukrainian Fashion Week.
The drink of BEST FASHION AWARDS - an exquisite champagne Moët & Chandon - is a permanent ally of French fashion, Hollywood cinematograph and the most sumptuous events. For more than 250 years already Moët & Chandon house has been a true artist in making great wine and conquering the hearts.
Within the Ceremony all the guests had the chance to admire a brand-new BMW from AWT Bavaria.
During the pre-party the guests found more about new LG Electronics technical solutions.
Charming ladies in splendid dresses and their companions in smokings were astonished with the Orchid Show created and implemented by floral couturier LoraShen specially for the Ceremony.
After the ceremony was over the guests were pleasantly surprised with special presents from Karcher.
NOMINEES and WINNERS of BEST FASHION AWARDS-2012
Attention! The names are listed by alphabet.
“Discovery of the Year”
Winner: Maria BEKH
“Best Accessories Designer”
Natalia KAMENSKA/Olesia KONONOVA and Kateryna BULAKH
Winner: Natalia KAMENSKA/Olesia KONONOVA and Kateryna BULAKH
“Best Fashion Show”
Winner: Volodymyr PODOLYAN
Winner: singer Jamala
“For an Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Ukrainian Fashion”
Winner: Mikhail Voronin
“Best Men’s Clothing Designer”
Viktor ANISIMOV for 9.5
Mikhail LIPAKOV for Vuldi
Serge SMOLIN for IDol
Natalya SOBOLEVA/Liudmyla VRONSKA
Winner: Viktor ANISIMOV for 9.5
“Best Women’s Clothing Designer”
Natalia KAMENSKA/Olesia KONONOVA
Winner: Natalia KAMENSKA/Olesia KONONOVA
BEST FASHION AWARDS-2012 were handed by:
Discovery of the Year:
Chief Editor of «ELLE-Ukraine», the holder of the nomination “Inspiration” within BEST FASHION AWARDS-2011– Sonya ZABUGA
Musician, founder of international film festivals “Krajina Mriy” and “Rock-Sich”, the leader of music band “Vopli Vidoplyasova” (“VV”) – Oleg SKRYPKA
“Best Accessories Designer”:
Editor of Zефир magazine, co-organizer of Best Fashion Awards – Iryna TURBAYEVSKA
Goal-keeper of “Dynamo-Kyiv” football club – Oleksandr SHOVKOVSKIY
“Best Fashion Show”
Managing Director of Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv and Riviera boutique-hotel – Elizabeth Yurusheva
Actor and TV-presenter – Yuriy GORBUNOV
President of Ukrainian Fashion Council, a co-founder and the Head of Ukrainian Fashion Week Organizing Committee – Iryna DANYLEVSKA
Writer, journalist, script-writer, PEN-club member, member of the Union of Cinematographers of Ukraine and the National Union of Writers, member of European Film Academy – Andriy KURKOV
“For an Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Ukrainian Fashion”:
Producer, TV-presenter, Expert-Resident of Best Fashion Awards – Maria YEFROSININA
“Best Men’s Clothing Designer”:
Presenter of TV-project “Svitske Zhyttya” (“Jetsetter life”) – Kateryna OSADCHA
Ukrainian Fashion Week General Producer – Volodymyr NECHYPORUK
“Best Women’s Clothing Designer”:
President of Odessa International Film Festival, President of TA Venture fund – Viktoria TIGIPKO
President of United Media holding – Borys LOZHKIN
Photos: Vladimir Bosak, Olga Yakimovich