Mission of International Young Designers Contest is to create the platform without borders demonstrating versatility and diversity of the 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…
International Young Designers Contest facilitates the exchange of the 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 can 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 Kyiv 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 finalists 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 final event is held in the form of open-air catwalk show, where each finalist presents his/her winning collection in front of the invited, top fashion experts, recognized trendsetters, fashion insiders, international media and public.