UKRAINE HOSTS THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL YOUNG DESIGNERS CONTEST
Ukraine will host the first in Eastern and Central Europe International Young Designers Contest at July 15th.
International Young Designers Contest is an event that attracts attention to Ukraine and Kyiv as an influential center for creativity, innovation and the development of young talented designers from different European countries.
The contest is supported by the Kyiv City State Administration.
"This year we have created an important international project, which has already attracted partners and representatives from 8 European countries. We confirmed the status of Ukraine as a fashion leader in Central and Eastern Europe. We are proud that Ukrainian Fashion Week, known for its support for young designers, has launched International Young Designers Contest, offering its experience to the region, "said Iryna Danylevska, the head of Organizing Committee of the Contest.
Designers from Georgia, Estonia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Ukraine will take part in the Contest. Participants are the winners of national young designers’ contests, festivals and competitions. Each of them has already proved to be one of the most daring creative young minds, representing their own countries.
The most authoritative international fashion-resources and editors from participating countries are invited to highlight International Young Designers Contest.
International editors and teams of contestants from 8 countries will be hosted by new Aloft Kiev hotel, the slogan of which is Different. By design.
The members of the Contest’s jury board are the recognized experts from 5 countries:
Liana Satenstein, senior fashion writer at Vogue.com (USA);
Yu Masui, LVMH Prize scout, fashion writer and contributor to leading fashion media, blogger (Japan);
Riccardo Terzo, scout of Vogue Talents, stylist and Vogue Italia editor (Italia);
Giovanni Ottonello, professor, creative director of Italian IstitutoEuropeo di Design (IED) – the International Education Network based in Fashion, Design, Art, Marketing, Management і Communications (Italy);
Adriano Batista and Jose Llamas, editors-in-chief of Fucking Young! - magazine is about men’s fashion and is an inspirational platform focusing on youth aesthetics. It constantly collaborates with young photographers, designers and stylists, opening new names (Spain).