Glamorous fashion show for BG fashion Icon 2018
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".
During the performance for the first time in Bulgaria, a fashion show with metal dresses was shown - works by the Bulgarian sculptor Jivko Sedlarski - special guest of "BG Fashion Icon 2018".
He arrived from France at the invitation of Prof. Lubomir Stoykov and showed exquisite sculptures from the series "Dress", which revealed in an original way the relation between fashion and sculpture.
The guests of the event, among which were the winners - Mrs. Maya Manolova, Ombudsman of the Republic of Bulgaria, who received a special prize for the most stylish politician and public figure and this year's winners of the "BG Fashion Icon" award - Maya Antova, Juliana Doncheva, Jacqueline Vagenstein, Kristina Patrashkova, Yana Marinova and Orlin Pavlov - enjoyed the fashionable models just before the ceremony at Vitosha Park Hotel in Sofia.
The spectacle was revealed by Desizo Monni's luxury fashion collection with designer Ivan Ginchev with selected models of the brand’s autumn-winter collection 2018/2019. The collection was created as a reflection of the fashionable liberalization of the wardrobe and includes outfits inspired by the French Revolution period as well as eclectic combinations of contemporary men's suits, Kenwood luxury style clothing and disco style elements.
Desizo Monni also introduced limited edition Dancing Shoes series inspired by the work of artist Andy Warhol and his special attitude towards shoes, music and club life.
Fashion house "Blink" showed the first woman fashion show with her spectacular women's collection Womanity Prom. With an artistic designer wink in her feminine and sophisticated collection Radi Lazarova relies on eccentric shapes, up-to-date color combinations, hand-molded 3D decorative elements and spectacular, transparent details. The leading accent in the collection is the unique author's lace, designed by Radi Lazarova. It highlights femininity with delicate transparent fabrics, interesting geometric motifs, spectacular necklines, bare backs and exquisite corsets. During the event, it became clear that from the beginning of 2019 the fashion house "Blink" will have a representation in the wedding center My Wedding in Sofia, where Radi Lazarova will give personal consultations. A dress by "Blink" was also worn by the host of the event - Gery Doncheva during the show-spectacle.
For the official ceremony on awarding the "BG Fashion Icon" Prize, Gery Doncheva chose an impressive dress from the Golden Needle winner - designer Hristo Chuchev, who closed the fashion shows. He presented his latest designer dress-jewel offerings from his official collection for 2019. Designer laces, precise handmade, pastel and body colors, unique details, airy fabrics, lightness and comfort are characteristic.
Special guests of the event were also Golden Needle winners, who presented an outfit: Zhana Zhekova, Ivan Donev, Mariela Gemisheva, Vyara Georgieva, Teodora Spassova, Antonia Yordanova, Megi Petkova and Nikolay Bozhilov. The Golden Needle 2018 Winner in the category "Best Young Designer" Elena Zlateva presented a collection influenced by the freedom of expression from the movements "Art Nouveau" and "Art Deco" with emphasis on the handmade fabrics and details with an opposition for the typical factory production. Elena Zlateva's suggestions are depicted by flat decorative shapes, hand-knotted threads with attention to detail and workmanship.
The Jubilee edition of the BG Fashion Icon included a strong participation of more talented young designers, including Dilyana Mateeva, creator of the Art.Look Fashion Brand. She presented selected offers from her Fashion Melody collection autumn-winter 2018-2019, inspired by the feminine elegance in rock music. The clear silhouettes and the feminine line of clothing are combined with specific elements in the patterns. The accent in the collection of Dilyana Mateeva is the author's images on the outfits and designer hats.
The young designer Alexandra Petrova showed her own collection of elegant, feminine dresses, loaded with a rebellious spirit embodying the change of feminine moods. Peace and aggression are hiding together under the organza, taffeta and lace wheels. For stringent silhouettes and static shapes Alexandra Petrova chose a fine and soft neoprene, skillfully decorated with crystals. The tulip layers and tulle are combined with leather and steel studs as an expression of aestheticized militancy.
Another young designer - Maria Delchev presented a pre-holiday mini collection of three outsites for the winter season 2018 - Dare to disco, made especially for the upcoming party season. The garments are subordinated to the idea of contrast in shapes and fabrics. Soft, double-skinned skin is combined with soft, silky silk. Emphasis is on the pajamas, which give the character of the overall vision.
Besides Maria Delchev, among the students of Prof. Lyubomir Stoykov from the National Academy of Art, specialty "Fashion", which showed one of their works are: Tao Tzinyu (China), Rima Yunis (Israel), Irina Matov (Serbia), Ivana Stamenov Serbia), David Stoyanovski (Macedonia), Siana Ivanova, Lora Lilova, Lydia Hristova, Stamena Konstantinova and Inan Nedzhibova.
During the show of "BG Fashion Icon 2018" the Axel Hardy brand presented its first image-collection "Infinite Imagination". It is especially created for the Academy of Fashion event and includes luxurious knits in gold and silver for a chic kenwood look. The garments are made from unique knitting - double-sided fabric that makes clothes multifunctional as a way of dressing and changing colors.
Official ladies and men fashion presented the designers of fashion house "Banderol" - Desislava and Nikola Karadamianovi. Collection 2019 of the design tandem includes prom dresses with emphasis on lace and overlay ornaments, as well as men's costumes in the increasingly preferred sport-elegant cuts. The gorge was wrapped in a unique dress with genuine silver buns of the Banderol fashion house, which was awarded the Most Stylized National Suit during the 30th Anniversary of Miss World Model 2018 in China.
All guests of the event were able to take a closer look at the Citroen C4 Cactus, which was positioned at the entrance of Vitosha Park Hotel. The host of BG Fashion Icon 2018 Gery Doncheva was among the first to be impressed by the car and explained that it was the first car in Europe equipped with the all-new Citroen suspension with Advanced Comfort seats and state-of-the-art intelligent technology. The model also offers 31 customizable exterior features and an interior choice.
The preparation and choreography of the show was entrusted to Boyan Karaivanov.
The make-up of "BG Fashion Icon 2018" was made by the winner of the Golden Needle 2018 in the category "Fashion make-up artist" Marina Mladenova together with her team. The hairstyles were made by Niki Tonev and Hair Box Beauty and V & A Glamor.
"BG Fashion Icon 2018" is realized with the kind assistance of: Kimbo, Vitosha Park Hotel, A1, DSK Bank, Citroen, Agressia, Rai Catering, Pixels Wines and Jardin Florist.
1. – 2. Suggestions from men's fashion brand Desizo Monni."BG Fashion Icon 2018".
3. – 4. Offers from fashion house "Blink"."BG Fashion Icon 2018".
5.-6. Suggestions from Art.Look fashion brand."BG Fashion Icon 2018".
7. – 8. Suggestions from Axel Hardy."BG Fashion Icon 2018".
9. Proposals from the young designer Maria Delchev.
10. – 11. Sculpture fashion show by Jivko Sedlarski.
12. – 13. Proposals by Alexandra Petrova.
14. – 15. Suggestions of fashion house "Banderol".
16. – 17. Proposals of the young designer Elena Zlateva.
18. – 19. Proposals of the designer Hristo Chuchev.
20. Young designer Radi Lazarova, Prof. Lubomir Stoykov and Gery Doncheva (from left to right).
21. Niki Kunchev and Prof. Lubomir Stoykov.
22. Gergana Tashkova and Maya Antova.
23. Kapka Amzina and Prof. Lubomir Stoykov.
24. Zhana Zhekova and Prof. Lubomir Stoykov.
25. Valeria Veleva and Prof. Lubomir Stoykov.
26. Nikolay Bozhilov and Prof. Lubomir Stoykov.
27. Daniela Dimova, Prof. Lubomir Stoykov and Yuliana Doncheva (from left to right)."BG Fashion Icon 2018".
28. Prof. Lubomir Stoykov together with his students - 1st year in "Communication Management", subject "Business Communication" - FJMC at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"."BG Fashion Icon 2018".
29. Rumiana Marinova and Prof. Lubomir Stoykov."BG Fashion Icon 2018".
30. Prof. Lubomir Stoykov and actress Gergana Stoyanova."BG Fashion Icon 2018".
31. Prof. Lubomir Stoykov together with his undergraduate students - Bachelor and Master degrees at the National Academy of Art, and Assoc. Prof. Mariela Gemisheva, lecturer in the same specialty."BG Fashion Icon 2018".
32. Prof. Lubomir Stoykov with part of the winners of the event and guests."BG Fashion Icon 2018".
33. Gery Doncheva with the Citroen C4 Cactus."BG Fashion Icon 2018".
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