The support network behind the finalists of International Young Designers Contest. Introducing IDEAMODA, Bulgari
The unique feature of International Young Designers Contest is that only the winners of national young designers contests or those young designers, who have been selected by the recognized fashion institutions in their country, are invited to participate in IYDC. Each year the finalists from new countries are jointing the International Young Designers Contest. This year IYDC organizing committee is proud to welcome two winners of IDEAMODA young designers contest in Bulgaria.
IYDC official partner in Bulgari, IDEAMODA is a contest for young fashion designers, launched just last year by joining efforts and cooperation of New Bulgarian University and Balkan Fashion Week. The participants of the contest are the graduates in fashion design and the young designers, who are already working in the fashion industry. The jury, formed by national and international fashion experts, designers, stylists, journalists and fashion photographers, selects 15 finalists, who present their fashion collections at the final Gala in Sofia. IDEAMODA mission is to create opportunities for young designers in Bulgaria to get their talents to be noticed.
The team of IDEAMODA understands that the success in fashion industry today requires more than just a creative mind, the young talents have to learn the foundation of fashion business and also be prepared to respond to the new challenges such as fashion sustainability and change of consumers’ mindset. IDEAMODA runs the special program: “Fashion and business-strategies”. This program already counts more than 100 graduates. The final and very important task for all young designers, who are taking this program, is to develop a concept and a strategy their own company/brand. IDEAMODA team feels extremely proud when after graduation their students make their concepts come true and quite successful.
IDEAMODA is a member of BAATPE and has developed strong connections with many fashion & textile industry enterprises in Bulgari. It is establishing and supporting communication between students and fashion companies by organizing meetings, seminars and internships. Arranging the internship placements at the local clothes and textile manufacturing facilities is the other way how IDEAMODA provides the support to young designers. IDEAMODA also assists young designers, who are seeking opportunities for international internship. The team of IDEAMODA actively cooperates with Erasmus funding programs.
IDEAMODA is a young organization, who are dedicated to grow further their support to young and talented Bulgarian fashion designers in making their first professional steps into the fashion industry.
The contest is organized by the Ukrainian Fashion Council with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation. IED - Istituto Europeo di Design is the IYDC partner, award fund contributor and co-organizer of the online Fashion Visual Art Residence.