Ukraine hosted International Young Designers Contest
International Young Designers Contest was held in Ukraine
Ukraine hosted the first in Eastern and Central Europe International Young Designers Contest at July 15.
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 was supported by the Kyiv City State Administration.
Designers from Georgia, Estonia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Ukraine took 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 members of the Contest’s jury board were:
Liana Satenstein – chief editor of fashion news Vogue.com (USA);
Yu Masui – LVMH Prize scout, Japanese journalist, contributor of the leading international fashion media, blogger, known by his signature style (Japan);
Riccardo Terzo – scout of Vogue Talents Project, stylist and journalist of Vogue Italy (Italy);
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);
Adriano Batista - chief editor - and Eduardo Garcia – founder and director of Fucking Young! - Spanish magazine about male fashion and culture. Fucking young! is collaborating with young photographers, designers and stylist, revealing new names (Spain).
The international jury board determined the one and only winner of the contest.
The winner of IYDC was awarded with the grand of $10 000, which include the grant for summer course at Istituto Europeo di Design and money for winner’s fashion design brand development.
Partners of the International Young Designers Contest prize fund were Ukrainian Fashion Week, IED and Yelizaveta Yurusheva, a business woman, owner of Fairmont Grant Hotel Kyiv and founder of charity foundation “Choosing our future together”.
The winner of International Young Designers Contest became a designer from Estonia - Cärol Ott.
Participants of the Contest:
- Tereza Ujevićová, the winner of Sci-Fi Safari 2018 – Czech young best fashion talent;
- Jan Černý, the winner of Sci-Fi Safari 2018 – Czech young best fashion talent.
- Cärol Ott, the winner of Estonian Fashion Festival EFF 2018
- Annika Kiidron, the winner of Estonian fashion contest ERKI Moeshow 2018
- Akaki Prodiashvili, the finalist of Benext fashion design contest 2017
- Alma Vetlényi, the winner of "Gombold Újra!" Central European Designer Contest 2016
- Rūta Lendraitytė Utalla, the winner of Fashion Award “Mados Infekcija” 2017
- Domantas Smaizys, the winner of Fashion Award “Mados Infekcija” 2017
- Ekaterina Verbitskaya, the winner of Z Generation Young Designers Contest, 2018
- Elena Bannaia, the second winner of Z Generation Young Designers Contest, 2018
- CELINA WESOŁOWSKA, the winner of 9th Edition Fashion Designer Awards 2018
- SEBASTIAN GĄSIENICA - ŁUSZCZEK 9th Edition Fashion Designer Awards 2018
- Terézia Feňovčíková, the best young designer at Bratislava Design Week 2017
- Lukáš Krnáš, the winner of Best Fashion Graduated 2017 by Slovak Fashion Council
- Yelizaveta Volosovska, the winner of Harper's Bazaar Fashion Forward 2017 Ukraine, «Fashion Designer»
- Kateryna Heida, the winner of all-Ukrainian contest among young clothing designers “Look into the Future”
Alla Kostromichova, Ukrainian model and the host of "Top model po Ukrainski", and Yegor Gordeyev, host of the "Breakfast with 1 + 1" show, hosted the International Designers Contest.
During International Young Designers Contest, male collections were presented by the participants of the new season of "Top Model po Ukrainski". So we had an opportunity to unveil heroes of the project before the premiere to be presented on August 31 on the "New Channel".
Especially for International Young Designers Contest authoritative international fashion-resources and journalists from participating countries were invited.
The partners of International Young Designers Contest are not only the real market leaders, but companies that have made a significant contribution to the development of a creative economy not only in Ukraine but also in Europe, and supporting young designers they speak to the world through style and innovations.
Partners of International Young Designers Contest:
Kyiv City State Administration
We are grateful to Kyiv City State Administration for the support. Kyiv is "the city where everything begins"- the words written on the tourist logo of Kyiv.
"I am delighted to welcome the community of young creative talents in Kyiv, which will determine the future of European fashion. We are proud to meet the First Final of the International Young Designers Contest in Kyiv. Interesting fresh ideas, innovations and creativity are rapidly developing in an ancient and, at the same time, very modern European capital of Ukraine. Our city inspires, integrates creativity and shares ideas. I believe that for young talented European designers, participation in the International Young Designers Contest will be an important step in their career ", said Vitalii Klitschko, Kyiv Mayor.
In addition, we are grateful for the support of the competition to the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, which develops creative industries in Ukraine, in particular the fashion industry. "I am glad to welcome talented designers of Europe in Ukraine. Fashion is one of the most interesting and promising industries, that combines creativity, innovation and economy. Today the government understands the importance of the creative industries development as a successful investment. I wish the participants and guests of the International Young Designers Contest productive work and unforgettable impressions, "said Yevgeny Nyschuk, Minister of Culture of Ukraine.
We also express our sincere gratitude to the Office of Tourism and Promotion of the Kyiv City State Administration. Thanks to the Office, our foreign journalists flew to Kyiv, will cover the events of the contest and will be able to tell their readers about Ukraine and its capital.
TORSUS has become the first non-governmental organization supported the International Young Designers Contest. "Being part of this event is a great opportunity for us to contribute to the development of the society in which we live and work. Responsibility is part of our corporate culture ", - said Julia Khomich, director of development of the company TORSUS.
TSUM Kyiv Department Store in partnership with the International Young Designers Contest demonstrates a vivid example of supporting ambitious young talents and brands. TSUM sets new trends, combines fashion trends and art world-wide. TSUM is the capital of fashion and beauty!
Our partner is natural mineral water "Morshinska". You should not look for a compromise between beautiful and useful. Collaboration between big brands and the fashion industry is a global trend. Being a socially responsible business, Morshynska supports young designers and projects that have a positive impact on the image of our country. That is why the cooperation between Morshynska and International Young Designers Contest is as natural as drinking water.
The first design hotel in Ukraine - "11 Mirrors" hosts the jury members of the contest.Its atmosphere is ideal for both work and recreation. "11 Mirrors", located in the heart of Kyiv, is an independent boutique hotel with an impeccable sense of style that meets modern trends.
A new hotel Aloft Kiev will host international press and teams of competitors from 8 countries. Aloft Kiev will become a true fashion house of the contest. Aloft Kyiv's modern design and creative atmosphere - «Different. By design » - creates an inspired and comfortable environment for bold and creative ideas. Aloft Kiev is proud to welcome and host the 1st International Designers' Contest and become part of their enthusiastic stay in Kyiv.
ESTEL Ukraine will create hairstyles of models that will take part in the show. ESTEL Ukraine is rapidly developing the beauty industry, providing an opportunity to show its work to hairdressers and offer new, affordable and quality services to its customers.
The trendy make-up of the models is created by the make-up partner of the contest, Graftobian, which collaborates with fashion events around the world. Graftobian HD make-up - quality and perfection in every detail.
DOR Sparkling Wine
DOR Sparkling Wine shares its vision of creativity and innovation by supporting the International Young Designers Contest. Fashion and Wine, apparently, have much in common. They share the passion for colors, shapes and the desire to go forward and conquer the world. Being a partner of the International Design Competition for DOR Sparkling Wine means that the both industries are looking for new and unusual, sophisticated collaborations and always offer innovations to surprise even the most knowledgeable people.
Boryspil International Airport
Boryspil International Airport is the main air gate of Ukraine and its heart, the city of Kyiv. "Our friendly team will make every effort to make the first impression for international partners, contestants and media representatives unforgettable. Being part of a new international project is extremely enjoyable for us, because Boryspil Airport is a place that unites the world ", - said the press secretary of the airport Tatiana Yarosh.
Dmytro Borysov’s family of restaurants unites 16 conceptually different places in Kyiv, as well as various partnership projects in Ukraine and far beyond its borders. Each restaurant is authentic: we have s democratic gastronomic restaurant Barsuk (the one the family history started with a long time ago), an art and gastronomic space Ostannya Barykada (unites a restaurant of modern Ukrainian cuisine, the first 100% Ukrainian bar, museum of modern Ukrainian history and a platform for art actions), Oxota na Ovets Asian steak house, «Lyubchyk» Odesa cuisine restaurant, RYBALOVE fish restaurant, Crab’s Burger crab house and seafood bar, RONIN – a restaurant of Japanese-Peruvian cuisine (here you can try dishes of Nikkei tradition), «Kanapa» - restaurant of new Ukrainian cuisine (now there are two: in Kyiv and Warsaw), modern south-Ukrainian cuisine restaurant Bessarabia, «Vatra» steakhouse, Kyiv cuisine restaurant Chicken Kyiv, non-bistro on Andrew’s descent "Kanapka bar" and a 1€ bar "Bilyy Nalyv" (in Kyiv and Lutsk). Besides that — creative spaces for children BabyRock.
Basic values for all the restaurants are gastronomic and ecological approaches.