International Young Designers Contest

About contest

Mission of International Young Designers Contest is to create the platform without borders demonstrating versatility and diversity of most daring young talents in the Region of Central and Eastern Europe and present real opportunities for successful professional integration of young talented designers to the international highly competitive and saturated context of European Fashion Industry…

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International Young Designers Contest facilitates the exchange of best practices in young talents development cross borders, creates the flow of exchange programs between international partners and stimulates the strong interest of prestigious European media to emerging talents of the Region.

The fashion sector today inalienably requires from young talents to understand how starting from national grounds they could become accepted and appealing in the international context. Participating in IYDC the young designers will get hands on experience to present their creative ideas in innovative format, to bene t from transnational mobility, to cooperate and to promote their talents internationally. Fashion professionals will be engaged across borders for screening, evaluating, mentoring, educating and judging. The winners will get educational grants, international internship and admission to professional catwalk shows.

The organizing committee of IYDC and co-organizers, the leading fashion organizations in their countries, that truly believe – talented youth has to become the ambassador of friendship and mutual understanding between countries as in contemporary world we build tolerance, respect to diversity of cultures and creative dialogue.

Ukrainian Fashion Week, employing its strong reputation and wide experience in discovering new talents, initiates, organizes and hosts the 1st International Final in Kiev on July 14 – 15, 2018.

International Young Designers Contest will enrich the present of European fashion today and give the added value to its creative prospect of tomorrow.

International Young Designers Contest format and flow.

International Young Designers Contest is held annually in two stages: country-based and international. Co-organizing fashion organizations of the participating countries of Eastern and Central Europe run the National level contests. Winners and nalists of National Contests will compete on the International level. The International jury board conducts one-to-one interview with every contestant, giving them valuable comments and advises to progress further in their creativity and professionalism. The nal event is held in the form of open-air catwalk show, where each nalist presents his/her winning collection in front of the invited, top fashion experts, recognized trendsetters, fashion insiders, international media and public.
 

Liana Satenstein

Liana Satenstein

Senior fashion writer at Vogue.com (USA).
Giovanni Ottonello

Giovanni Ottonello

Professor, creative director of Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) – chain of international universities in the areas of Fashion, Design, Art, Marketing, Management and Communication, (Italy).
Riccardo Terzo

Riccardo Terzo

Scout of Vogue Talents Project, stylist and contributor of Vogue Italy (Italy).
Yu Masui

Yu Masui

LVMH Prize scout, Japanese journalist, contributor of the leading international fashion media, blogger, known by his signature style (Japan).
Adriano Batista

Adriano Batista

Editor in chief of Fucking Young!, Spanish magazine on men's fashion and culture (Spain).
Eduardo Garcia

Eduardo Garcia

Founder and director of Fucking Young!, Spanish magazine on men's fashion and culture (Spain).
 

TEREZA UJEVICOVA
TEREZA UJEVICOVA
Jan Cerny
Jan Cerny
Cärol Ott
Cärol Ott
Annika_Kiidron
Annika Kiidron
Akaki Prodiashvili
Akaki Prodiashvili
Alma Vetlenyi
Alma Vetlenyi
Ruta Lendraityte
Ruta Lendraityte
Domantas Smaizys
Domantas Smaizys
Ekaterina Verbitcaia
Ekaterina Verbitcaia
Elena Bannaia
Elena Bannaia
Celina Wesolowska
Celina Wesolowska
Sebastian Gasienica-Luszczek
Sebastian Gasienica-Luszczek
Terezia Fenovcikova
Terezia Fenovcikova
Lukas Krnac
Lukas Krnac
Yelizavetta Volosovska
Yelizavetta Volosovska
KATERYNA HEIDA
KATERYNA HEIDA

 
JULY 5

16:30–17:30 - interview of participants with International and Ukrainian media (Art-space 7th Floor, TSUM, 38 Khreschatyk Str.)

18:00–19:30 – open-air Gala catwalk show, presentation of collections (in front of Kyiv Municipality building, 36 Khreschatyk str.)

19:30–20:00 – Award ceremony (in front of Kyiv Municipality building, 36 Khreschatyk str.)

21:00–00:00 – Afterparty (by invitations )
JULY 14

12:00–14:00 – lecture “SUSTAINABILITY IN FASHION” (Storytelling vs Reality) by registration. The lecturer - Giovanni Ottonello, IED Art Director (conference room at Aloft Kyiv, official hotel of IYDC, 17Esplanadna Str)

15:00–17:30 – closed workshop BEING DIFFERENT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE (from Trend to Moodboard: Visual Communication techniques in Fashion Design) by Giovanni Ottonello – IED Art Director

18:00–21:00 – one-to-one interviews of contestants with the Jury Board
JULY 15

16:30–17:30 - interview of participants with International and Ukrainian media (Art-space 7th Floor, TSUM, 38 Khreschatyk Str.)

18:00–19:30 – open-air Gala catwalk show, presentation of collections (in front of Kyiv Municipality building, 36 Khreschatyk str.)

19:30–20:00 – Award ceremony (in front of Kyiv Municipality building, 36 Khreschatyk str.)

21:00–00:00 – Afterparty (by invitations )
 

International Young Designers Contest

 
International Young Designers Contest