Winners of International Young Designers Contest 2019
International Young Designers Contest (IYDC) is one of the largest and most influential international fashion events in Eastern and Central Europe. Its second edition took place in Kyiv on July 6-8.
The organizers of the contest are Ukrainian Fashion Council and IED-Istituto Europeo di Design.
The event was supported by Kyiv City State Administration, the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine, and the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine.
Experts from five countries evaluated the work of the contestants and chose the winner of the competition.
Panel of judges:
Giovanni Ottonello – Professor, Creative Director of the IED-Istituto Europeo di Design (Italy);
Riccardo Terzo – Vogue Italia contributor, member of the editorial team at Vogue Talents, freelance-stylist and fashion-editor (Italy);
Liana Satenstein – senior fashion editor at Vogue.com (US);
Yu Masui – LVMH Prize scout, Japanese journalist, contributor of leading international fashion media, blogger, known by his signature style (Japan);
Adriano Batista – editor-in-chief at Fucking Young!, fashion editor at VEIN Magazine (Spain);
Eduardo Garcia – founder and director at Fucking Young!, CEO at VIEN Magazin (Spain);
Philippe Pourhashemi – fashion couch, journalist, stylist, Metal, Behind The Blinds, A Shaded View on Fashion contributor (Belgium).
The contest had participants from 10 countries: Georgia, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Ukraine, and the Czech Republic. All of them are prize-winners of national competitions in their countries, which ensured the objectivity in selection of the contestants and their high level of creativity.
Anastasia Padalka, winner of the “Look into the Future” 2019, Ukraine, won the Grand Prix at the 2nd International Young Designers Contest-2019. The prize includes a $10,000 grant for the development of her brand and a course in one of the programs at IED-Istituto Europeo di Design
Finalists of the 2nd International Young Designers Contest-2019:
• Levani Shvelidze, winner of the BeNext Contest-2018
• Karl-Christoph Rebane, winner of the Estonian Fashion Festival-2019
• Adrian Michal Krupa, winner of the XX edition of Fashion Designer Awards
• Borbála Ferencz, choice of the Hungarian Fashion & Design Agency-2019
• Darya Golneva, winner of the Z Generation Young Designers Contest-2019
• Solomiia Butkovska, 2nd prize winner of the “Look into the Future” 2019
• Laima Jurča, choice of the Meringue Fashion Show-2018
• Ionuț-Florentin Piscureanu, 2nd place at the Romanian Fashion Design Talent Competition-2019
• Tereza Rosalie Kladosova, winner of the Sci-Fi Safari-2018
• Alexandra-Iuliana Iancu, winner of the Romanian Fashion Design Talent Competition-2019
• Milana Semjonova, choice of the Meringue Fashion Show-2019
• Katrin Aasmaa, winner of the ERKI Fashion Show-2019
IYDC-2019 Gala Show took place in Mystetskyi Arsenal on July 8.
The masters of the ceremony were Pryamiy channel host Karolina Ashion and Peter Zalmayev, a political analyst and host of an international affairs talk show on Pryamiy channel.
The final catwalk was directed by Viktoria Zubenko.
The show’s musical accompaniment, TRANSCRIPT, was created by Alex Frost.
During the final show, models from the project “Ukraine’s next top model” joined the professional models from Kostromichova mother agency on the catwalk.
“The new visual style of the International Young Designers Contest is based on the visual culture of Kyiv. This culture can be described as design povera. It is familiar to city residents and certainly catches the eye of a tourist. It is displayed in ads, menus, public transport schedules, and signs. It is different from other visual cultures, and it establishes Kyiv as a unique phenomenon in the field of design. The style of IYDC is inspired by Kyiv aesthetics because this project is, first and foremost, about Kyiv and its place on the fashion map of Europe,” – Oles Gergun, design-director, Method Buro partner.
During the Gala Show, the winner of Fashion Visual Art Residence, an international cross-disciplinary project that was part of IYDC-2019, was also awarded.
Yasha Zhylin become the winner of Fashion Visual Art Residence. He received a special prize - an opportunity to take an internship at IED-Istituto Europeo di Design. LBK Production were the partners of the residence.
Kyiv Fashion Summit, which also took place during IYDC-2019 at Aloft Kyiv, the official residence of the contest, brought together editors and journalists of international and Ukrainian fashion media, government institutions, and creative companies. The mission of the conference was to expand the information frontiers for the promotion of creative industries across Central and Eastern European countries.
Fashion Summit was organized with the support of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine and the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine.
A well-known Ukrainian journalist, Masha Tsukanova, moderated the conference.
Two panel discussions were held within the framework of Kyiv Fashion Summit:
Ukraine Now: The Role of Creative Industries in Promoting the Country CREATE. Ukraine: Creative Visa-Free Mode in the Fashion Industry
The speakers, representatives of government offices and non-profit international institutions working with creative industries, presented successful cases of international cultural projects and international communication strategies.
The main thesis of the discussion was “Creative industries should become one of the priorities of governmental agenda and strategy due to their increasing role in promoting the country and contributing to its economic growth.”
Artem Bidenko, State Secretary of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine;
Patricia Amfer, project manager of the Hungarian Fashion & Design Agency, Hungary;
Karin Sepp, incubator manager of Tartu Centre for Creative Industries, Estonia.
The main thesis of the discussion was “Visa-free regime is not about biometric passports but rather about the ability to think, collaborate, and create without borders.”
Svitlana Fomenko, First Deputy Minister of Culture of Ukraine;
Giovanni Ottonello, professor, art director at IED – Istituto Europeo di Design;
Yu Masui, LVMH Prize scout, Japanese journalist, influential international contributor, blogger, Japan.
Partners of the International Young Designers Contest are undisputed market leaders in their fields, companies that have made a significant contribution to the development of a creative economy not only in Ukraine but also in Europe.
Partner of the contest: Intergal-Bud
Partners of the prize fund: Ukrainian Fashion Week, IED-Istituto Europeo di Design, Yelizaveta Yurusheva, a businesswoman, owner of Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv and Riviera House, founder of the charity foundation Choosing the Future Together.
The jury was hosted by: Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv
The official residence of the competition: Aloft Kiev
Models: Kostromichova mother agency
Model styles: You Vision Creative Group, MARY KAY
Partner: Videohead Production
Partner: Health and Food
The mission of IYDC is to support talented young designers from European countries and promote their cultural and economic development in the global fashion industry. This contest will enrich European fashion today and represent the creative perspective of tomorrow.