Aleksandra Petrova has a High School diploma in Clothing Design and Construction, as well as a BSc in Fashion from the Bulgarian National Academy of Arts (NHA). Aleksandra is a graduate in Scenography and Costume Design from Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia (Venice Academy of Fine Arts) through the Erasmus program and is currently perusing a Master degree in Costume Design at the NHA in Sofia. At the moment, Aleksandra is working on the completion of her graduation project. She’s designing the costumes and building the characters for the Shakespearean comedy Cosi fan tutte (The School for Lovers).
The designer of fashion house "Blink" Radoslava Lazarova received the most prestigious fashion award in Bulgaria. At the 25th award ceremony of the Academy of Fashion - Golden Needle 2019, Radoslava Lazarova won the award in the category "Best young designer". The high recognition is of a strong start in fashion and is reserved for young artists whose creative talent stand out brightly and asks for serious professional success.
In recent years, turbans have gained tremendous popularity worldwide and have become an up-to-date fashion accessory. They are an integral part of collections and fashion shows of top designers and brands such as Gucci, Missoni, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Marc Jacobs and others. The trend in Bulgaria is imposed by Sevdalina Dyakova, who is our only national designer of turbans. Her creations are not inferior to world brands in terms of quality, aesthetics and high-level craftsmanship. Namely because of her quality and beautiful design, Sevi by Sevdalina's turbans become a favorite accessory for many famous people, including the singer Ishtar. The designer has produced turbans for the women of several sheiks from different Arab countries, as well as many singers, models, actresses and influencers from Bulgaria and other places.
The Academy of Fashion, with president Prof. Lubomir Stoykov, participated in the charity initiative Support a Dream by the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rumen Radev. Ball dresses and prom suits were received by dozens of youngsters who grew up without parents. In partnership with the Academy of Fashion, the campaign was also supported by: fashion house Desizo Monni, designer Jana Jekova, fashion house Romantika fashion with designer Sofia Borisova, Hristo Chuchev and Radoslava Lazarova, designer of fashion house Blink.
More than 800 people were the guests of Festival of Fashion and Beauty 2019 in the sea capital of Bulgaria, Varna. The fashion event was from 27th to 28th of June. Host of the event was Sea casino and the organizer was Fashion Agency VIP FASHION GROUP.
A fashion show of metal dresses was shown for the first time in Bulgaria Golden Needle winners, established fashion houses and talented young designers presented up-to-date collections The tenth anniversary edition of the BG Fashion Icon Awards traditionally included a stylish fashion show in which this year’s fashion collections were presented. The event was attended by Bulgarian designers and fashion houses, winners of the Golden Needle, as well as students of Prof. Lubomir Stoykov from National Academy of Art, specialty "Fashion".
Lyuben Dilov Jr is among the undoubted modern phenomena of our time. He is well known in society and show business - as a publisher and writer, screenwriter and journalist, politician and image-maker. "He was one of the most intelligent students whom I taught in the 80s at the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication", said Prof. Lyubomir Stoykov.
The fashion highlights for the autumn-winter season 2019/2020 will be featured on the TexTailorExpo by Sara Allwood, Creative Director of The Trend Bunker online platform. She will also reveal one of the most important secrets of the fashion industry - how to predict and create new trends. Seminars are free for exhibitors and visitors to the first edition of TexTailorExpo, which will take place from 8 to 10 November this year at the Plovdiv International Fair.
Niki Iliev is a recognizable and magical public person. He makes a strong impression on his various successful biathies - the director, the actor, the TV presenter, the university lecturer and the ex-model. His charismatic and attractive appearance can oblige superficial people and they do not pay enough attention to his intelligence, original thinking, and modern, not a fashionable spirit. When the Academy of Fashion awarded him in 2017 with its prize for the most stylish and successful Bulgarian BG Fashion Icon, the criteria also included these qualities and abilities that sometimes escape public attention. And yet - what is the style of dressing for Niki Iliev? Does he have a clear and accurate view of how it looks and how is it perceived by others? ...
On February 21st the popular Bulgarian designer Sofia Borisova presented her Haute couture collection - “Emotion” – 2018.