FASHIONATE project is born - an alliance between fashion, footwear, and digital technology industries
For the first time, the textile and fashion industry and digital technology industry have set to work side by side to determine how they can use the digital sphere to address the needs of fashion companies when they decide to sell to the world.
The show of Axel Hardy’s upcoming 2020/2021 autumn-winter fashion collection took place during the first ever “Phygital Catwalk” in Bulgaria. The form of presentation was an open-air live show in Veliko Tarnovo’s Archeological Museum, which was also live-streamed in the digital space, thus being accessible to the fashion community of the brand. The collection’s logo “Do what you can” was inspired by the complex situation in which we are all in, and is a reminder to not give up and go on doing things.
The White Label World Expo, a global e-commerce and white-labeled trade show, was held on November 27 and 28 at the Excel London Exhibition Center.
The White Label World Expo, a global e-commerce and white-labeled trade show, was held on November 27 and 28 at the Excel London Exhibition Center.
The White Label World Expo, a global e-commerce and white-labeled trade show, was held on November 27 and 28 at the Excel London Exhibition Center. The Bulgarian Fashion Association participated with its own booth, at which it presented clothes and accessories from various Bulgarian manufacturers, one of which Wolf Walley.
The White Label World Expo, a global e-commerce and white-labeled trade show, was held on November 27 and 28 at the Excel London Exhibition Center. The Bulgarian Fashion Association participated with its own booth, at which it presented clothes and accessories from various Bulgarian manufacturers, one of which the brand for women’s and men’s underwear Biju.
Bulgarian designer Suni (here - at his request, I present him only with his artistic nickname) was born in Kardzali, but has lived in England for 20 years. He is only seven years old when he leaves home with his parents. He has been through a very difficult period at a refugee camp in Sweden, but that was a long time ago. At 18, he enrolled to study business in college but decided to leave, moved to Oxford and opened his first car wash. For three years, together with his girlfriend, Pavlina Tsolova, they created a chain of private car washes, which they later decided to sell in order to invest in a new venture, thus creating the luxury fashion brand "Kozha" (London)
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 beautiful glow of the sunset and the gentle glare of precious stones and fabrics have inspired Radoslava Lazarova for her latest bridal collection Reflections 2020. The Golden Needle 2019 winner for Best Young Designer reinforces her distinctive creative view- bold designs, feminine silhouettes, and intriguing combinations of colours, fabrics and decorative elements.
Diana Stoyanova - founder of NEXT LEVEL Beauty Academy, is a professional make-up artist, graduate stylist, image consultant and photographer. At present, Diana Stoyanova is the first and only Bulgarian author of a professional make-up textbook - "Make-up Academy". The book is based on her methodology as a makeup teacher.
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.
Dilian Markov is one of the leading names in the field of photography and an emblematic author of covers and fashion photos for female, male and lifestyle magazines. He works for fashion designers and established brands in the field of women's, men's fashion and advertising photography. Winner of the Golden Needle Award of the Academy of Fashion in the category "Fashion photographer" for the years 2000 and 2018. In recent years Dilian Markov directs his professional interest in working on special projects where he can develop his creative potential.
Marina Voykova and Diana Ivancheva shine in a photo shoot with the new bridal collection of Hristo Chuchev Miss Bulgaria Marina Voykova and top model Diana Ivancheva shine in beautiful dresses from the collection "Rose Diamond" of the designer Hristo Chuchev. His new bridal collection is named after one of the world's rarest precious stones. Like the rose diamond, the dresses are made from designer lace in soft pink shades. The romantic emanation of the collection is complemented by vintage accents in the decoration, and the elegant silhouettes are A-line, on the body and freely falling. <
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.
It is an amazing example of coexistence of intelligence and professionalism, on the one hand, and style, femininity and elegance, on the other. Her successful appearances in journalism, business and politics awaken exclamation, but also amazement and questions about the unity and versatility of talent, the unlimited possibilities of the modern and purposeful Bulgarian. Youliana Doncheva! For decades she has been offering and imposing on Bulgarian and foreign audiences their concept of beauty and sophistication, of rigor and responsibility. Her charismatics is not just a hill, though her beauty by birth is obvious and so natural. Her obsession is a result of the openness of her character to the new, to the progressive, to the functional one.
Head of State Rumen Radev awarded Prof. Lubomir Stoykov with an Honorary Sign of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria. Our famous university lecturer, journalist, aesthete and fashion critic received the high distinction for his significant contribution to Bulgarian culture, science and education, as well as for his 65th anniversary. In his speech at the award ceremony, President Rumen Radev stressed the importance of what Prof. Stoykov has also done in the field of style and education for the younger generation.
Maxim Behar, Niki Kanchev and Yuliana Doncheva presented Prof. Lubomir Stoykov's new book "100 Meetings with Me". The three are the authors of the introductory words in the book which contains selected interviews with Prof. Stoykov, published in some of the best and most prestigious printed publications from the period of 1993 - 2018. The book's premiere took place during the traditional summer party of the Academy for Fashion - Summer Fashion Party 2019 on June 11th at Vitosha Park Hotel. The event on the occasion of the 65th birthday of the popular aesthete, journalist and favorite professor of several generations of students in journalism, public relations and fashion design, included a stylish fashion show. It was attended by Golden Needle winners by the Academy of Fashion, famous and established fashion brands, as well as students from the fashion specialty of Prof. Stoykov.
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".
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? ...
Ivaila Bakalova opened the show for fashion house "Blink" during the fashion week in Sofia Talented young designer Radi Lazarova presented her latest graduation collection Womanity Prom on the stage of Sofia Fashion Week in autumn-winter 2018. The show opened Ivaila Bakalova - Miss Bulgaria Universe 2001, which is also the face of the event. Signal dresses in the collection were shown by Gabriela Vassileva - Miss Bulgaria 2012 and Veronika Stefanova - Miss Bulgaria World 2017.
The famous English photographer Martin Middlebrook shot a photo session with the first official nightwear collection of the Maison Saint Herem fashion house. Her designer and stylist Gabriela Koleva says the photo session shows the spirit of the fashion house and has long been looking for the right photographer to make it happen.
Special guests at the Business Lady Club's June meeting were Prof. Lubomir Stoykov, President of the Academy of Fashion and the talented young designer Radi Lazarova (Blink Fashion House). They received a special invitation from Mrs. Mila Zaharieva, Gold member of Business Lady Club, to join the event on the topic of Style and Beauty.
Fashion house "Jeni Style" presented autumn / winter collection 2018-2019 Fashion house "Jeni Style" with designer Evgenia Jivkova presented the collection "Fantasy" autumn / winter 2018-2019, which includes 50 garments, divided into five themes. The face of the collection is the daughter of the designer - Andrea Stefanova. The event took place in Sigma Hall of the Paradise Center.
Designers from China, Israel, Serbia and Macedonia will participate on the fashion stage Sculptor Jivko Sedlarski with his first fashion show of metal dresses in Bulgaria The award "BG Fashion Icon", handed out by the Academy of Fashion, will be presented for the tenth consecutive year. The official award ceremony for the most stylish and successful Bulgarians will be held on 12 December at the Vitosha Park Hotel.
French designer Isabel Marant aesthetizes the chic outfits of Parisian fashion, reaching paradoxically to all parts of the world for inspiration - from the American West to the French Riviera. Marant was born in Paris in 1967 in the family of a German model and father, a French photographer. Her parents’ divorce when she is young and Marant is raised mainly by her father.
The Maestro arrived from France with a special invitation by the Academy of Fashion The world-famous sculptor Zhivko Sedlarski for the first time ever in Bulgaria will present his new sculptures from the series "Dress" during the official awards ceremony "BG Fashion Icon 2018" at Vitosha Park Hotel on December 12th. He arrived from France with a special invitation by the Academy of Fashion for his premiere at one of the most prestigious lifestyle events in Bulgaria. This was made clear during a press conference at BTA Press Club.
Miss Bulgaria 2017 Veronika Stefanova shone at the opening of the first Night Beauty Bar with a spectacular dress bu BLINK by Radi Lazarova. The designer work in body color with transparent elements is of the naked dress type, with the accent being the interesting decoration with graphite stones and crystals. The dress is made of silk, tulle and droop in a tender silhouette mermaid. The designer Radi Lazarova honored the opening with her daughter Bozhidara and they personally congratulated the owner of V & A Glamour Beauty Salon - Veronika Stefanova.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York announced the theme of the next edition of the Met Gala Charity Ball. The purpose of the event is to raise money for the fashion section of the museum, the so-called Costume Institute, CNN reported. The theme will be "Camp: Fashion Notes". It seems that the event in 2019 will be one of the most scandalous.
Every now and then we feel the need to detox. But have you wondered what is the right way to do it? In a few words, the whole process is thought to cleanse and rejuvenate your body, improve the circulation and metabolism, and strenghten the immune stystem. It can also improve the condition of your skin, hair and nails, as well as slow down the aging process. What you may not know, however, is that this process has physical benefits, too. A detox can improve your ability to cope with stress, clear your mind and lift your mood.
Some of the most beautiful women in the world were dressed by the Golden Needle winner - Hristo Chuchev. The designer dressed Lady Universe contestants with formal dresses from his latest collection. The final of the competition took place on October, when the crowns were handed over, and the winner was the representative of the Baltic - Alysa Mishkovska, the Baltic States. Her subordinates are the representatives of Korea, Jamaica, Latvia and the United States.
The prestigious "BG Fashion Icon" competition is organized for the tenth consecutive year. According to an established tradition, the Expert Council of the Academy of Fashion, including prominent lifestyle, fashion, secular journalists and editors from the leading print and electronic media, offered its nominations for the most stylish and successful Bulgarians of 2018. As before, the criteria that Bulgarian celebrities need to show to gain the status of BG Fashion Icons are qualities and virtues such as sophisticated and modern taste and style, high professional achievements, impeccable culture, morality and reputation.
On February 21st the popular Bulgarian designer Sofia Borisova presented her Haute couture collection - “Emotion” – 2018.
Grigor Dimitrov appeared in the presentation of the new collection of Dolce & Gabbana in Italy. He even took the role of a model during the final show of the popular brand during Milan Fashion Week.
Sedentary lifestyle can lead to heart diseases, diabetes and high blood pressure. Even if only 1/5 of the Europeans implement these methods of prevention, this would save at least 100,000 lives every year! Folknetika is a new type of sport, which prevents from sedentary, stress and depression and serves as prevention against cancer and other diseases.
Due to its geographical location, Eastern European mythology and folklore seamlessly blend influences from Asian nomads, the Orient, Ancient Greece, the Thracian and the European Slavic cultures, the result being something completely new and interesting, but still European.
The Bulgarian team of Richmart Vintage is in Netherlands and follows in the footsteps of Bulgarian dance, embroidery and rhythms that truly obey people in the country of tulips. After a strong start to the tour Ensemble "Bulgare" in Holland, Dean Manev, Director of Men's Fashion Cluster and the team of InLIFE are guests of formation Paloina" who practice the Bulgarian folklore.
'I expect that first we will present Bulgaria really well, then we will present the Ensemble and our culture well. Our spectacle is an ambassador of Bulgarian traditions - for all Bulgarian in Bulgaria, for all Bulgarians abroad and for all other people in the world. Bulgarian folklore is a wonder - it is the richest on the planet', commented Hristo Dimitrov.
Dean Manev - the President of Men's Fashion Cluster - is already in The Netherlands. He is there with serious intentions - to turn Bulgarian dances, embroidery (shevitza) and fashion into 'generator of business in Europe'.
It is not a secret that sedentary lifestyle is extremely harmful to humans - not only for their bodies but also for the emotional and mental health. Researches show that sitting at your desk all day long, increases mortality with 20% in males and 40% in females and every year 500,000 Europeans and 1.9 million people worldwide die from sedentary.
As we've already noted, sedentary lifestyle is the key risk factor for people's lives and health. That's why a group of active Bulgarians - each of them successful in their field - united themselves to create a proposal for the problem's solution. The system is called Folknetics and it was presented yesterday in Sofia, Bulgaria, during a press conference at the Bulgarian News Agency. Folknetics is a combination of folklore dances and callanetics.
Amazing fashion show will be held in Ruse in two consecutive nights (September 29-30, 2015) - this was announced by Martin Yordanov (owner of Richmart - the most modern factory for men's suit in Eastern Europe) at a press conference at Danube Plaza Hotel, Ruse, Bulgaria.
In the end of October, the National Folklore Ensemble 'BULGARE' is going to the Netherlands for a one-month tour. BULGARE is going to present Bulgarian dances and folklore in some of the most prestigious theaters in more than 20 cities in the country.
From September 6th to 9th 2015 Goldratt Marketing Group organizes the international conference TOCICO at The Westin Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa. The conference is an opportunity to hear and interact with recognised international TOC authors, experts, and practitioners show-casing their latest discoveries and experiences.
Deliana Simeonova is the creator of Gaitani New York (Gaitani NY) - an online boutique, offering women's, men's and children's clothing, accessories, home decoration and paper products, inspired by folk motifs, symbols and memories of Bulgaria, combined with modern design.
On Friday and Saturday evening at the Summer garden of Grand Hotel Varna, Bulgaria, was held the 8th edition of the Festival of Fashion and Beuty Varna 2015. The organizer of the event was VIP Fashion Group, which models presented the current collections of Bulgarian and foreign brands.