Imagining Sustainable Fashion is the first international competition on sustainable fashion communication. It is launched by Connecting Cultures and C.L.A.S.S.
The Breakthrough Prize celebrated recipients of its 2020 Breakthrough Prize at a glittering awards ceremony at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, broadcast live on National Geographic. Renowned as the “Oscars of Science,” the awards brought together luminaries in the science and tech communities alongside celebrities, athletes, musicians and dozens of current and prior Breakthrough Prize laureates for a festive celebration of science.
Premiere Vision Paris, Tuesday 17 September 2019, 5.30 pm: the whole fashion industry -weavers, tanners, designers, buyers… as well as international journalists got together at the Forum PV Perspectives (Hall 5). They were all eager to discover the winners of the 8 prizes of the 11th PV Awards, and to celebrate textile and leather excellence.
BMI celebrated the songwriters, producers and publishers of the past year’s most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs during the 2019 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held at the Sandy Springs Arts Center in Atlanta. Multiple-award-winning singer/songwriter and actress Brandy received the BMI President’s Award in recognition of her powerful impact on the entertainment industry and her timeless hits, which have secured her place in R&B history.
The German designer, who was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi, was one of the industry's most prolific figures and worked up until his death.
The winner of this year’s Innovation Award presented by MUNICH FABRIC START is Becker Tuche from Aachen. The company received the award for a new product development combining wool and Cordura with spandex – super lightweight and highly functional. The woven fabric features high abrasion resistance despite its low weight as well as very high water vapour permeability. Preferred areas of application are light outdoor styles as well as streetwear and corporate fashion.
Are you a young designer who needs funds to establish a brand? Are you a young designer who needs funds to become a true the dream to show a collection at the fashion scene? You are at the right place. We present you the fashion design contests for 2019. You can apply and make a huge step in your future career.
YAOK Group China celebrated their 10 year anniversary in the exclusive newly opened Bulgari Hotel in Shanghai and on this occasion they gave awards for the best retail companies operating in the Chinese market. The list of winners included top companies such as Cartier (most powerful luxury Brand in China), Chanel (most creative fashion company), Gucci (most innovative jewellery line), Hermes (most creative events) to name a few.
Y/Project will be the Menswear Guest Designer at Pitti Uomo 95. Belgian designer Glenn Martens, creative director of the brand based in Paris, and last year’s winner of the prestigious Andam Fashion Award, who is considered one of the most original voices on the contemporary fashion scene, will present the new Y/Project FW 2019/2020 collection in Florence with a special event.
Class of 1990, a graduate of Central Saint Martins in London, the winner of the sixteenth edition of Its - International talent support, the Camera della Moda Award and the Tomorrow Award, Eleonor McDonald is one of the revelations of this edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo where she will be presenting her first capsule collection.
Textiles and technologies from Schoeller enhance quality of life. They protect workers, support athletes, help with the nursing and care of patients and give fashions their unmistakeable appeal.
Siozos Furs company, adopting environmental awareness and attitude as far as the increasing ecological sensitivity is concerned, has created the 'Eco Natural Furs' company. Eco's hand-made products (fur accessories and ready-to-wear items) are produced with natural fur which results as a by-product of animals bred solely for the cover of their dietary needs (lamb, goat, beef, rabbit), as well as from the recycling of natural fur products.
A Como-based company established in 1954 from an intuition of its founder to satisfy the evident market demand for water-resistant technical fabrics. Working together with some of the leading companies in the sector has allowed us to develop strategic synergies in the creation of innovative and exclusive products.
Luxury Jersey has developed for their Fall/Winter 2019/2020 collection a line of fabrics dedicated to the male universe - the "MEN’S ZONE": from raw materials appreciated by men, such as cotton, cotton-cashmere, wool-cotton and melange silk.
At Lenzing believe that there’s no greater innovator than life itself: Everything is on the move, constantly changing, always taking new turns, opening new paths into the future, offering unprecedented challenges and opportunities. They are thankful for life’s variabilities because they inspire us to discover innovations that truly make a difference. That’s why their textiles are as aesthetic and emotional as they are functional. Their beauty care and hygiene products are unmatched in their comfort and performance. Lenzing’s fibers are essential ingredients to quality products that improve people’s lives. At the same time, they help to preserve our planet’s natural resources. Contributing to a better life is what drives us to research, explore and invent. Over the past decades, this spirit shaped their profile as a purposeful pioneer and the fiber industry’s leading innovator.
The yarns manufacturer SMBM, based in Guimar?es, Portugal, owns the brand Fifitex, which has brought a sustainable business growth throughout the years. More than 50 years of accumulated expertise and knowledge and the alignment with creativity, innovation and versatility are some of the reasons that make Fifitex much more than a simple yarns brand – Fifitex is a partner that will always fight hard to get you exactly the solution you need. That’s why the raw materials are used and blended in an almost unlimited way.
Chikuma supply import fabrics, mainly from Europe, to domestic ladies’ apparel makers. They collect the trend information directly from Italy and France, offer trendy material based on each season’s concept. They take risk to keep various material stocks according to each season’s concept to follow up the small lot and additional order in the season. In addition to European and Japanese textile, to satisfy the customers’ requirement, they expand their merchandise resource to Chinese and Korean materials too. Using our textile and design planning background, they are developing OEM production.
The company was set up by Alberto Bardazzi in 1983 : its first name was Alberto Bardazzi Maglia and its target group the small “pronto-moda” (ready-to-wear fashion) of Prato . The idea of producing knitted fabrics placed the company in a niche market segment, where Alberto was able to express his talent. The products made in those years are milestones in the history of fabrics and it is no coincidence that they are exhibited at the Prato Textile Museum. They had a great impact on fashion and this led Alberto to change from being a sole proprietor to a limited liability company. In the following years he moved the headquarters twice in order to find a larger space while at the same time the turnover and the number of employees were increasing. In 2001 the financial newspaper “il Sole 24 ore” listed the Alberto Bardazzi S.r.L. as one of the best 500 companies in Italy and this was the most exciting period for Alberto’s professional career. In 2003 while doing new ambitious projects, Alberto died prematurely of a disease that did not take away his desire to work and to impress. It seemed the end, but it was a new starting point because the Bardazzi family was strong enough to draw motivation and stimuli to carry on with the company. Today it is run by a sound and experienced group of people and it is proud of having sales relationships all over the world.
SCABAL has sponsored the industry project for the 2nd year bespoke tailoring students at London college of Fashion
In 1971, SCABAL commissioned Salvador Dali to create a set of paintings inspired by his vision of menswear in the year 2000. The result was 12 unique images of future fashion that are some of the artist’s most interesting creations. These paintings and the thought behind them inspired the theme of the industry project – to create a future facing garment that shows how lifestyle, social change and culture could impact the aesthetics of dress between 2018 and 2038.
As a family owned and managed business, pride and care is taken with every order to ensure the highest quality fabric is produced. Marton mills has a workforce of highly skilled craftspeople, many of which have spent their lives in the textile industry, and is incredible proud of its loyal longstanding employees.
Euromaglia S.r.l. is an Italian company specialized in refined textiles created thanks to performing processes and to the workmanship of highly-qualified professionals. The quality of Euromaglia products is granted by a strict production control from the raw materials up to finished textiles. Spring/Summer 2016 collections make use of sustainable materials such as wool, organic and recycled cotton, milk fibres, recycled polyester and regenerated wool.
Grasim Industries Limited is the flagship of the Aditya Birla Group. It started as a textiles manufacturer in India in 1947. Today, it is a leading global player in VSF, the largest chemicals (Chlor-Alkali-s), largest cement producer and Diversified Financial Services (NBFC, Asset Management and Life Insurance) player in India.
Nearly 3 in 5 consumers around the world would avoid purchasing clothing made from fibers that are harmful to the environment. Eastman Naia™ cellulosic yarn offers the textile industry the confidence in a product that balances the need for performance and sustainability. Naia™ is a biobased material that comes from sustainably managed forests and is manufactured in a socially responsible manner in the U.S.A. Manufactured by a World’s Most Ethical Company®, as awarded by Ethisphere Institute, Eastman cellulosic yarn has received certification by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred program.
The whole fashion industry -weavers, tanners, designers, buyers…, as well as international journalists, got together at the Forum PV Perspectives (Hall 5). They were all eager to discover the winners of the 8 prizes of the 10th PV Awards, and to celebrate textile and leather excellence.
Take a look at three videos, that are the best illustration of the problems and solutions for the fashion industry, presented by Dean Manev, Business Development Director of 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion, at the conference "Build Your Strong Fashion Brand Through Ethical Values" in Florence last week. The authors of the videos were awarded with the 303 Tuscans Ethical Fashion Award at the ceremony that took place on 13 June at St. Regis Hotel, Florence.
Who knows whether the textiles imprinting of his maternal family or the dash and artistic breadth of his father Gianandrea – one of the tutelary deities of 20th century music – had the upper hand, but it is certain that Pino Gavazzeni had a fortunate entrepreneurial intuition when in 1975 – in the wake of the affirmation of pret-a-porter garments – he created Bagutta which immediately established itself as an international reference point for high quality shirt-making for men and women that was synonymous with creativity and Italian style, dividing itself between its own brand collections and the production of garments for some of the greatest Made in Italy stylists. Now that Pino’s interest is mainly as a shareholder, his son Antonio and nephew Andrea are at the helm of the company, respectively as CEO and president.
Raf Simons, Virgil Abloh, and Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen lead in the number of nominations for the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards in partnership with Swarovski. Each received two nominations this year: Simons and Abloh for Womenswear and Menswear Designer of the Year for Calvin Klein and Off-White respectively, and the Olsens for Womenswear and Accessory Designer of the Year for The Row.
Are you a young designer who needs funds to establish a brand? Are you a young designer who needs funds to become a true the dream to show a collection at the fashion scene? You are at the right place. We present you the fashion design contests for 2018. You can apply and make a huge step in your future career.
Cerruti has created a harmonious rapport with the environment by installing a reduce energy system and a recycling steam system.
Dressing for work can be tricky, but you shouldn’t underestimate the power of image when it comes to business. Whether you’re hosting a networking evening, attending an awards ceremony or holding an office meeting, looking your best at a work event will make you appear confident and professional.
World first ROICA™ premium sustainable stretch fiber got “Synthetic Fiber Prize” for Material Product Innovation
ROICA™ specialties captured the attention of Senken Shimbun, a daily Japanese fashion newspaper, based in Tokyo, Japan. Founded in 1956, today provides news, research data and new business ideas, and has a great influence over the fashion business in Japan. It helps fashion products throughout Japan to be distributed in Japan's domestic market, and serves as a platform targeting overseas markets.
At Milano Unica three UK fabrics manufacturers received the "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion. It is awarded by TOC Fashion Academy Tuscany to manufactures of fabrics made from natural materials, following the principles of Ethical fashion, keeping traditions and having transparent supply chain.
Tollegno 1900 produces fine yarns and fabrics of high quality in full respect for the environment. The entire production process is traceable and certified, from the origin of raw materials. The facilities of the company are nearly zero-net-energy sufficient. Tollegno 1900 company is committed to innovative projects in water purification technology among other eco-friendly endeavors.
303 TUSCANS award for ethical fashion for Piacenza - Not a surprise for one of the most sustainable Italian fabrics producers
At Milano Unica Piacenza was one of the brands that received the "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion. The need to use large amounts of water resources for processing generated considerable concern in the firm, whose members dreamt of restoring those indispensable resources. The biological treatment plant, operative since 1996, is that dream come true. All the water needed for production is filtered, partly reused and then returned clean to nature.
Loro Piana offers luxury combined with true sustainability and ecological consciousness. Loro Piana is a vertically integrated company, where no stage of production is outsourced.
The importance of selecting the best natural fibres directly from the markets of origin, has been the cornerstone of Zegna’s pre-eminence in the luxury fabric market. A positive and fair relationship with the communities, regions and countries was essential for the success and for the constant improvement of fibres.
At Milano Unica REDA was one of the brands that received the "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion. It is awarded to manufactures of fabrics made from natural materials, following the principles of Ethical fashion and having transparent supply chain.
At Milano Unica Dormeuil was one of the brands that received the "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion. It is awarded to manufacturers of fabrics made from natural materials, following the principles of Ethical fashion and having transparent supply chain.
At Milano Unica Lanificio Zignone was one of the brands that received the "303 TUSCANS" award for ethical fashion. It is awarded to manufacturers of fabrics made from natural materials, following the principles of Ethical fashion and supporting the Italian supply chain.
The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, welcomed actor and screenwriter, PAUL RUDD, to Harvard University where he received his Man of the Year award. The Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ Man and Woman of the Year Awards are presented annually to performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment. The Man of the Year award was established in 1963. Its past recipients include, among others, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Hanks, Chris Pratt, Robert De Niro, Harrison Ford, Justin Timberlake, and most recently, Ryan Reynolds.
On 21.01.2018 at Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam was held the second International conference Ethical Fashion – The New Fashion Formula, followed by the awards ceremony “303 TUSCANS“ – certificate for ETHICAL FASHION. The event took place during the popular fair Modefabriek.
"303 TUSCANS" certificate is awarded to communities, following the principles of ETHICAL FASHION and supporting the Italian supply chain. The awarding ceremony will be held in Amsterdam.
On 10.01.2018 at Salone delle Feste of Hotel The St. Regis Florence was held the International conference Ethical Fashion – The New Fashion Formula, followed by the awards ceremony “303 TUSCANS“ – certificate for ETHICAL FASHION. The event took place during the popular fair Pitti Uomo and gathered all stylish men and women at the luxury 5-star hotel in the center of Florence.
The 2017/2018 International Woolmark Prize winners were announced during a special event during Pitti Uomo at Stazione Leopolda in Florence.
Felix Baumgartner is an Austrian Skydiver and BASE Jumper. After his jump from Stratosphere, he became the fastest man on Earth and the first human ever to break the speed of sound in free fall. He also has multiple Awards like the Laureus World Action Sportsman of the Year, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and he won the Millenium Bambi. In January 2018 he will become a Living Legend of Aviation at the Beverly Hilton which will be hosted by John Travolta. Felix Baumgartner is also a commercial helicopter pilot and one of the very few aerobatic pilots in the world - he is currently preparing with his team, Red bull Air Force US for aerobatic shows in the US.
TOC Fashion Academy Tuscany organizes the awarding ceremony “303 Tuscans” for Ethical fashion in Florence, Italy on 10.01.2018, at 6 p.m. Certificates will be given to communities supporting the Italian supply chain and the three-dimensional business model.
The International Woolmark Prize returns to Florence, with the 2017/18 global final to be held January 9, 2018, on the first day of Pitti Uomo.
The winners of the Leading Culture Destinations Awards, “The Oscars for Museums,” were announced tonight at the brand new Trafalgar St. James hotel, with London’s Design Museum achieving top prize of The Leading Culture Destination 2017 overall winner.
Premiere Vision Paris, Tuesday 19 September 2017, 5:30 pm: the whole fashion industry - weavers, tanners, designers, buyers…, as well as international journalists, got together at the Premiere Vision Fabrics Forum (Hall 6). They were all eager to discover the winners of the 8 prizes of the 9th PV Awards, and to celebrate textile and leather excellence.
Already for the third time now the HIGHTEX AWARD was presented as an exclusive innovation prize at MUNICH FABRIC START. Specially designed on the basis of the latest technological material and process innovations in modern 3D production by VOJD Studios Berlin.
Scabal champions great style and great talent, which is exactly why they sponsor the bespoke tailoring programme at the London College of Fashion, UAL (LCF).
Happy 10th DfT! Lara Krude is the winner of the “Designer for Tomorrow” fashion talent award, which Peek & Cloppenburg and Fashion ID have awarded for the tenth time. The graduate of the HAW, Hamburg presented her “What remains” collection this morning on the runway of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin and impressed the Jury Board of Patron Stella McCartney with her innovative tailoring skills. At the start of the award show, 2016 DfT winner, Edda Gimnes, presented her new collection in her first solo fashion show. Among the prominent guests were, among others, international model Kenya Kinski, the newly married Victoria Swarovski as well as German model and actress Susan Hoecke.
A very special president, John Malkovich a new prize, the fashion smart creation prize an exclusive DJ Set by the Synapson Duo
A special ceremony followed this year by a new DJ set performed by French electropop duo SYNAPSON! Each year this exciting event, eagerly awaited by fashion industry professionals, singles out the most inventive and innovative creations from weavers and tanners exhibiting at the Premiere Vision Fabrics and Premiere Vision Leather shows.
Each June, the international fashion community honors the best and brightest in American design at the CFDA Fashion Awards. Founded in 1981, they are the highest honor in fashion and recognize the outstanding contributions made to American fashion in womenswear, menswear, and accessories as well as journalism, creative vision, personal style, and lifetime achievement.
Churchill Downs Racetrack today announced that multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. will sing our national anthem at the 143rd Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 6, 2017.
The Texprocess Innovation Awards were presented during today’s official opening ceremony of Texprocess 2017. Altogether, the expert jury chose four products for an award. They include a new technology for dyeing yarns and a digitalised sewing machine that is set up via a touchscreen or app.
Westminster Fashion Design BA Student wins The British Fashion Council Coach Design 2017 competition
Lloyd James Husband, currently studying Fashion Design at the University of Westminster, won the British Fashion Council Coach Design Competition on Thursday 16 March.
The Models.com Model of the Year (MOTY) Industry Awards are the voice of over 250 voters representing a wide range of the industry’s top professionals, including many of the industry’s top stylists, designers, photographers, editors, hair and makeup artists and casting directors, and a wide range of the next generation of the industry’s emerging creative talents.
Celebrate American craftsmanship with a CUSTOM SUIT made to your unique specifications from award-winning menswear designer Joseph Abboud. Each garment is crafted of the most luxurious fabrics and tailored to your individualized fit and details.
Conceived by Cristiana Schieppati and organized by Crisalide Press in collaboration with Milan City Council, the Chi ? Chi Awards - now in their sixteenth year - opened the ball at the Milan fashion week, as has been the custom for the last sixteen years, with a ceremony at the Palazzo Marino in Milan.
CTDA member, Mel Gambert Shirt Makers, a manufacturer of custom and ready to wear woven shirts,has been announced as a finalist for the 2016 New Jersey Manufacturer of the Year Award in the Medium Business category (between 51-125 employees). The winner will be announced at the annual “Made in New Jersey” event on Friday, October 7th in Somerset, NJ.
Marc Anthony is the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time. He holds the Guinness World Record for best-selling tropical/salsa artist and the most number-one albums on the Billboard Tropical Albums year-end charts.
September 13th, 12.30 pm, the whole fashion industry - weavers, tanners, designers, buyers…, as well as international journalists, got together at the Première Vision Fabrics Forum (Hall 6). They were all eager to discover the winners of the 6 prizes of the 8th PV Awards, and to celebrate textile and leather excellence.
Colin Firth is an English actor. In 2011, Firth received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was also selected as one of the Time 100. Firth was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Winchester in 2007, and was made a Freeman of the City of London in 2012.
His acting skills, impeccable taste and timeless elegance are the reasons Michael Keaton to be among the nominees in BGFN's Most Stylish Men 2016 contest.
The Nastro d'Argento (Silver Ribbon) is an Italian film award - the oldest movie award in Europe. This year the awards ceremony was held at the Teatro Antico, Taormina, Sicily Island, Italy, on July 2, 2016. And what a surprise - all gentlemen were dressed in similar black suits, making them look one and the same.
'For this project I looked at textures within decaying buildings such as peeling paint, crumbling plaster, lichen and so on. I wanted a soft yet textured feel to the cloth, so hand-dyed Merino wool combined with some textured yarns in different weights was perfect for this'.
Michael Bastian is a luxury American menswear designer born in Lyons, New York, a small upstate town near lake Ontario. Upon graduating from Babson college in 1987, he moved to Manhattan, taking his first job as an assistant buyer at Abraham & Strauss. Subsequently taking on roles of increasing acclaim at world-renowned institutions—Sotheby’s, tiffany & co., and Ralph Lauren—Bastian was appointed as men’s fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman in 2000. It was during his five-year tenure there that he was inspired to introduce his eponymous line, Michael Bastian.
At the start of Berlin Fashion Week, seven promising young designers were awarded the European Fashion Award FASH 2016. The awards, valued at EUR 200,000 in total, were presented in front of 250 guests on Monday evening by the non-profit organization SDBI –Stiftung der Deutschen Bekleidungsindustrie (German Fashion Industry Foundation). The ceremony took place in the impressive halls of Berlin’s Neues Museum, part of the Museum Island UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Patrick Grant is a British fashion designer and creative director of bespoke tailors Norton & Sons of Savile Row. As a media figure he is best known as a judge on the television series, The Great British Sewing Bee.
After taking over Norton in 2005, Grant has been credited with rejuvenating the once ailing business. He relaunched E. Tautz & Sons as a ready to wear label in 2009, for which he was awarded the Menswear Designer award at the British Fashion Awards in 2010.
Last Monday (June 6, 2016), London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, opened its BA16 season with its annual catwalk show, featuring 17 collections styled by LCF's Creative Director of Fashion & Design, Rob Phillips. Each collection competed for the Collection of the Year award.
Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, producer, singer, comedian, magician and television host, born in New Mexico, USA, in 1973. He is best known for portraying Barney Stinson in the television comedy series How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014) - the role earned him Emmy nominations every year from 2007 to 2010.
Miranda Penn Turin is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed fashion photographer who works with celebrities, music labels, TV networks and some of the biggest brands in advertising.
Kingford Bavender is a US-based certified Master Custom Clothier with more than 20 years of experience in the field of men's custom clothing. He is trained in coordination of color, texture and fit and manages to deliver quality custom tailored ensembles, meeting customer's unique needs.
The Fashion Design course has an outstanding reputation for developing highly talented and original fashion graduates. Westminster University specialises in enabling you to become an individual and creative designer, capable of working at the highest levels of the international fashion industry.
The last edition of the Awards was held last night (April 3, 2016) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. And we couldn't miss the trend - black is out, colors are in!
Christopher Bailey is a British fashion designer, born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, in 1971. He is the Chief Creative and Chief Executive officer of Burberry since May 2014 and is responsible for 'creating and delivering the company's global vision and business strategy'.
Stella Jean was born and works in Rome, where she also lives with her two children. In July 2011 she was distinguished as one of the winners of the prestigious “Who Is On Next?” competition in Rome, organised by Altaroma in collaboration with Vogue Italy. In June 2013 she debuted her first menswear collection at Pitti Uomo, as part of the Pitti Italics project.
The Order of Kurmet has been awarded to Marco Balich by the Government of Kazakhstan. This mark of excellent distinction is presented in recognition of the professional contribution that Balich gave to Kazakhstan by presenting to the whole world the Nation that will host the next Expo in 2017, through the ceremony for the 550th Anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate.
The winners of the the first edition of the Annual ACD awards, adjudged by InLife Tv and 'Architecture store', were announced during a glamorous gala in Anastacia Residence, Sofia, Bulgaria.
At the beginning of the next month we will publish the results and 5 of you who have voted and left their contact information will be awarded with a made-to-measure men's suit jacket by Richmart - one of the most modern men's suit factories in Europe.
JW Anderson is the first ever designer who wins the BFA men`s and womenswear designer awards in the same year
During one of the most prestigious events in the fashion industry - British Fashion Awards 2015 - the Northern Irish fashion designer JW Anderson was named Menswear and Womenswear Designer of the year. This is happening for the first time - one designer to win the both categories in the same year.
Last year, Tom Ford received the geoffrey beene lifetime achievement award. It didn’t take that long for the texas-born designer to be recognized again by his peers. When it comes to the way modern men put themselves together, ford has played a starring role.
Born and raised in Belgium, Tim Coppens graduated from the internationally acclaimed Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp in 1998. He has worked with various luxury and sports-performance brands as Adidas and Ralph Lauren before founding his own label.
Looking at the photos some people may think that there is nothing to talk about men's suits on the ceremony.
WOW is New Zealand's largest arts show and each year a new theatrical world is created in which incredible garments are bought to life. This year 55,000 show goers attended from around the world. WOW® is a breathtaking spectacular of dance, theatre, music and art. The garments you see on stage are the award-contending designs selected from worldwide entries in the annual WOW Awards competition, which puts the simple, but challenging brief to designers - to take 'art off the wall and adorn onto the human form'.
Couture fashion designer Evgenia Luzhina will present her latest collection entitled “Nostalgia” during the upcoming Couture Fashion Week New York. A returning favorite designer at the event, Ms. Luzhina’s fashion show will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday September 12, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan. The show will include live music by award-winning musician and composer Serge Khrichenko.
With all eyes on the 2015 MTV Video Awards red carpet, singer Jojo took this moment to provide the cameras and viewers a sultry and stunning look. The R&B singer wore a hand-sequined mini dress by renowned Indian designing duo Jani & Khosla.
A lot went down at this year’s VMAs. So much that you may have forgotten the red carpet even happened, and don’t worry, we get it. Still, there were a lot of memorable fashion moments that need to be honored, so take a peep below at our favorite looks of the night.
Vittorio Branchizio is a young designer who has created a knitwear collection with enormous potential. His marked technical and innovative skills combine with a brilliant interpretation of the best Italian manufacturing traditions for knitwear that is totally unique - from the basic concept to the finished product to the package.
Some 3 000 guests attended the fully booked eco-fashion event on July 9, 2015 in Berlin's ewerk and had an up-close view of sustainable fashion collections presented by fantastic national and international designers. Up-and-coming designer Ina Budde won the first lavera Green Fashion Award.
'We launched the European Fashion Award FASH competition in 2005, and expanded it to a global level in 2011 thanks to its popularity. In 2008, the foundation's charitable work was honored by the German government and business initiative 'Germany - Land of Ideas'.
As you know, on Monday (June 8th), London College of Fashion announced its Collection of the year Award Winners. Now, we are going to present you an interview with the awarded students, which they gave for LCF News and which we believe can be useful for everyone who wants to study Fashion design.
Last night (Monday, 8th June 2015) London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, opened its BA15 season with its now iconic catwalk show, featuring 20 collections styled by LCF's Creative Director of Fashion & Design, Rob Phillips. Each collection competed for the coveted Collection of the Year award and the winning collection is a collaboration between: Kate Donald, Sian O'Neill, Tanaporn Wongsa, Kate Cheung Wing Ki and Rosemary Lambert.
Lucy Hale (born Karen Lucille Hale) is an American actress and singer. Hale was one of five winners of the reality show American Juniors. She is best known for her role as Aria Montgomery on the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars. Hale recorded and released her debut studio album, 'Road Between', in 2014.
Carrera y Carrera was present at the gala of the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. Taylor Swift swept into eight categories, obtaining the Top Artist award among others. The singer, who presented her new music video Bad Blood, wore with style the Tiger ring from the Bestiario Collection in white gold, smoky quartz and diamonds.
The Honorary Jury of the world's largest photography competition named American photographer John Moore as the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards' L'Iris d'Or/ Professional Photographer of the Year, amongst other awardees.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has announced that the famous R&B singer Pharrell Williams will be honored with the 2015 CFDA Fashion Icon Award on June 1 at the Lincoln Center in New York City, USA.
The prestigious awards Zlatna igla /Golden needle/ are an annual event honoring the people from the fashion industry, who have achieved higher results during the year. RICHMART - the most modern factory for made-to-measure men's suits in Europe, received the 'Overall Contribution to the fashion industry' award. The company was represented by its owner Martin Yordanov, its sales manages Dean Manev and Martina Martini from Richmart Junior.
The Open and Youth winners along with the inaugural Mobile Phone winner of the world's biggest photography competition, the Sony World Photography Awards, were announced on Tuesday (March 31). Drawn from the four corners of the world and covering a huge range of subjects, the winning photographers were chosen from over 96,000 entries.
South Korean designers Jeong Hyeok-seo (Steve J) and Pae Seung-yeon (Yoni P), presented their Fall-Winter 15/16 womenswear collection today during the Seoul Fashion Week (March 20-25, 2015). Both designers work together for their brand Steve J & Yoni P and have won a number of fashion awards, including Designer of the year Asia (2013).
The winner of the H&M Design Award 2015 is Ximon Lee, a 24 year-old graduate from Parsons in New York. He is the first menswear designer to receive the award, and today he presented his winning collection at a fashion show during Fashion Week Stockholm. In addition to the show, Ximon has won €50,000 and the chance to develop pieces from his collection to be sold at selected H&M stores and online later this autumn.
The winner of the fourth annual H&M Design Award 2015 is Ximon Lee, a 24-year-old graduate from Parsons School of Design in New York, who was chosen by prominent jury members.
Volumes, transparency, lightness, 3D embroideries, sequins - these are the key elements of Stéphane Rolland Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection.
During the Couture Fashion Week New York, which will be held in New York City, USA, February 13-15, 2015, another Indonesian designer will show his talent. This is Barli Asmara, whom runway show is at 4:00 pm on Saturday February 14, 2015 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square.
Indianapolis-based designer Berny Martin will be part of this year's edition (February 13-15, 2015) of Couture Fashion Week in New York City, USA. The fashion show will be held at 8:00 pm on Friday February 13, 2015 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway.
H&M Design Award 2014 winner Eddy Anemian has created a highly developed capsule collection, translating his painstaking techniques of cut and construction. To create this special collection, Eddy has worked closely with the H&M design team to capture the elegant mood and precision of his winning designs. The pieces will be available at selected H&M stores, as well as online, from October 23.
The previous night we became spectators of the final event of one great platform for young fashion designers - Frankfurt Style Award 2014. At the Frankfurt International Airport were presented the top 60 creations, chosen from the work of students from more than 400 fashion schools in 34 countries.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced yesterday (March 24, 2014) that Rihanna will be honored with the 2014 CFDA Fashion Icon Award on June 2 in New York City.
The award is given to one whose style has made a tremendous impact on pop culture around the world. Past recipients include Lady Gaga, Iman, Kate Moss and Nicole Kidman.
STYLIGHT is the best place to shop fashion online. Millions of people use STYLIGHT’s website and app every month to get inspired by looks created by the community, discover fashionable brands and buy the latest products. Launched in 2008, STYLIGHT, the leading fashion platform in Europa, headquartered in Munich, Germany is currently available in the United Kingdom, Australia Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, India, Brazil and Russia. STYLIGHT brings together an assortment from the most fashionable brands and stores in one destination; allowing users to shop millions of fashion products all in one place. The integration of community and shopping creates a compelling proposition for retailers and brands.
Twenty three year old Alyz Henrich from Venezuela is the new Miss Earth. The final ceremony was held on December 7, 2013 at Versailles Palace, Philippines.
This is a double victory for Venezuela this year after María Gabriela Isler won Miss Universe 2013 title.
The evening saw a total of 16 awards presented to the leading figures in fashion, recognising creative talent and design excellence across all areas of the industry. The ceremony was hosted by one of the UK’s most exciting comedy talents, Jack Whitehall, and was attended by industry members, including retailers, models, celebrities and media, and for the first time this year, members of the public who purchased tickets to attend.
XVI Annual edition of the Festival of Coiffure and Beauty was held on October 20, 2013 in Hall 3 of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Once again the biggest event in the hairdressing industry gathered together many professionals and connoisseurs of beauty from Bulgaria and abroad.
The latest trends in hairstyles for Fall-Winter 2013/2014 were presented - both in the competition, where young hairdressers competed and in the Show of Nations.
The third annual Fashions Finest Awards, held on Saturday 2nd November 2013, was an event aimed at showing recognition and appreciation towards the exceptional undiscovered and emerging talent that exists within the British fashion industry.
Here are the winners of the 2013 Fashions Finest Awards, as selected by The Academy of Fashion & Creative Arts (AFCA)...
Huishan Zhang is the winner of the 2013 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize. The award was bestowed to the designer tonight at The Dorchester after a catwalk show featuring the four shortlisted designers of the prize. Huishan Zhang was presented with an endowment of £25,000 from Dorchester Collection's chief executive officer Christopher Cowdray, along with an engraved Baccarat crystal trophy and a stay at a Dorchester Collection property, and in a new element launched this year, the prospect of one-to-one mentoring from a selection of the judges.
The Men's fashion cluster and Fashion.bg are in the process of organizing an International fashion design contest - Men's Style 2013/2014. The theme of the contest is "The men's suit - modern, stylish and practical".
The competition is open for designers from around the world over the age of 18. They should send their sketches of models of men's suits or photos of finished men's suits of their own design. The registration will be available online. But if you wish to be the first to declare your willingness to participate, please email us at email@example.com
The 'Association Nationale pour le Développement des Arts de la Mode' / 'National Association for the Development of the Fashion Arts' (ANDAM) is a non profit organization, established in 1989.
It organizes annual international competitions for finding and supporting young designers from the French and International fashion scene.
Since 2005 the competition is opened to international candidates. This broader scope enables it to rival the most prominent international fashion awards.
This year for 27th time will be held Taiwanese most prestigious design contest for young fashion designers.
In 2013 'Taiwan Fashion Design Award' might be won by foreigner for the first time, because the organizer - Taiwan Textile Federation - is welcoming international designers to broaden competition's platform.
This year's contest has attracted more than 450 young fashion designers from seven countries (China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Canada, Swaziland and Hong Kong), compete in the preliminary round on 18 July 2013.
The jury evaluated 30 entries from 18 companies. Seven of the products were selected for the Texprocess Innovation Award, which is given for outstand engineering achievements and product developments of Texprocess exhibitors.
Just in time for the holidays, Shakira debuted a new haircut. She showed the new hair style first in Twitter and then at 40 Principales Award at Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid, where she received the awards for most influential Latin artist and best foreign artist in the Spanish language.
The Colombian singer, on holiday in Barcelona, popped into a salon and chopped several inches off of her hair.
Miss Angola Leila Lopes was crowned as the new Miss Universe 2011 on the 60th edition of the contest in Brazil. Leila Lopes beat out the 88 other young women to win the world's largest beauty pageant. The jury selected her because of her beauty and intellect.
The first runner-up was the 23-year-old Olesia Stefanko from Ukraine and the second runner-up was Priscila Machado from the host country Brazil. The third runner-up was Miss Philippines and the fourth - Miss China.
"Miss Earth is much more than just a beauty pageant, it's also an international environmental campaign." said Wanthanabhadee Jittanukroh, the CEO of the organizer PD Creation Co., Ltd., in an interview after the press conference on July 20, 2011 at the Kirimaya Resort in Khao Yai, Nakhon Ratchasima.
This year, Thailand is honored to be the host country for Miss Earth 2011 with the theme “Smile for Earth, for All”. Aligning with the International Year of the Forests, this year’s staging of the Miss Earth pageant is expected to be a grand showcase of Thailand’s rich culture, tourist spots, and, more importantly, its efforts to save and protect the environment.
Hotel Saint George Palace in St. Vlas, Bulgaria was a center of the beautiful European event - the contest Mrs. European Union 2011.
The 30-year old Olena Koch from Germany is the new Mrs. European Union. She was crowned by Elena Karakoleva, last year winner. Elena was dressed in a black dress from the brand Enzoani for Celebrities 2012. The dress is made from 35 meters natural silk with laser-cut elements, hand embroidered flowers and Swarovski crystals. The outfit was given to Elena from the director of the company Dick van Zutphen, partner of Bridal Fashion.
A lot of beauty and charm promise the organizers of this year's edition of the contest Miss Bulgaria, which will be held for the first time in a special TV reality format. Everyone will be able to sense the emotions directly on TV7.
Conferencier of the gala ceremony will be the Bulgarian pop folk singer Kamelia, mentor will be Azis. Official designer of the contest this year is the top designer Sofia Borisova. The dresses are specially made for the evening from silk chiffon, organdy, satin and Spanish taffeta.
On 9th June at SPA hotel Argo in Ribaritsa, Bulgaria will take place the beauty contest Miss Argo-Ribaritza 2011. With this event will be opened the summer tourist season. The show will be conducted on the poolside of the hotel complex. 18 girls aged 16 to 26 years are among the contest participants, inform the hosts and sponsors from "Life Mode Bulgaria " and "BG Fashion". On 8th of June will be held the special "Talent evening", where participants will demonstrate their skills in singing, dancing and acting.
This year one of VIP guest-stars will be again the singer Ivan Dinev - Ustata. For the first time there will be a foreign guest - the singer Robert Benson from the Netherlands.
The most beautiful student from the University of National and World Economy (UNWE) in Sofia, Bulgaria was chosen on 28 April at the final of the contest Mr. and Miss UNWE 2011.
The 19-year old Gabriela Vasileva was shining at the event in a formal dress from Atelier SIMON. Designer Gergana Simeonova specially chose the outfits for each contestant to match her individuality.
Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey and Shakira are among the stars battling it out for a top honour at a prestigious fragrance awards ceremony later this year.
Aguilera's self-titled scent, as well as her By Night version, Carey's Lollipop Bling, and S by Shakira are all up for the Broad Appeal (Women) honour at America's annual FiFi Awards. Also nominated are Halle by Halle Berry, Avril Lavigne's Forbidden Rose, Eva by Eva Longoria and Outspoken by Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas.
On the 20th of March was held the first-ever parade of brides in Rousse. More than 20 dressed in wedding dresses ladies went back in time when they said the sacred “I do” to their loved ones.
The participants in the procession took photos, to memorize that special day, and threw for the second time their wedding bouquet. The party did not go without awards.
Organizers of the event – wedding agency Deja Vu, awarded three winners in the “most charming bride of Déjà vu 2010” contest
São Paulo Carnival has already chosen its champions. Vai-Vai samba school was announced as 2011 great winner with the samba theme presentation "A música venceu!" (The music won), which celebrated the life and career of a renowned brazilian maestro, João Carlos Martins.
On friday 11th, Vai-Vai and other seven Carnival winners will present again at Sambadrome in Champion´s Parade.
The beautiful movie star Emma Watson - who has been in the spotlight since she was 10 - has been crowned a Style Icon at the Elle Style Awards.
She did admit, however, she has "been feeling the pressure a bit more recently" to look good. The 20-year-old actress received her Style icon award from Vivienne Westwood, who admitted she had no idea who the Harry Potter actress was.
Elena Petrova, Gala, Valentina Voykova, Kalin Vratchanski and Vladimir Karamazov are the most elegant Bulgarians for 2010, according to the popular online magazine Fashion Lifestyle Magazine with editor-in-chief Lubomir Stoykov. The new “BG fashion icons” for 2010 were chosen by the readers of the magazine after online voting and by an expert panel of 30 leading fashion and lifestyle journalists and the editorial team of Fashion Lifestyle Magazine.
Thomas Tait is the winner of the 2010 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize. It was awarded last night in The Dorchester’s elegant Orchid Room where an intimate gathering of VIP guests mingled with the celebrated Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize judging panel.
The judges of the inaugural Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize included Manolo Blahnik, the Hon. Daphne Guinness, milliner Stephen Jones, Yasmin Le Bon, Giles Deacon, Vanity Fair contributing editor Elizabeth Saltzman, ES Magazine’s fashion director Gianluca Longo and Bronwyn Cosgrave, chairperson of the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize.
Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has been nominated for the British Fashion Council’s Designer Brand of the Year award.
The singer-turned-fashion designer, who launched her label in 2008 to rave reviews, has been shortlisted for the prestigious award, taking on fashion heavyweights such as Mulberry, Burberry and Pringle, reported Contactmusic.
The Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas is the venue for this year’s Miss Universe competition, which will be held today ad 18:00 local time.
83 contestants will show their best side during the spectacular show tonight. The contest was founded in 1952 by California clothing company and since then the title Miss Universe has been awarded 19 times to representatives of Latin America.
Fifteen beauties from Burgas and the region walked on the stage in front of guests in the exotic garden of “Royal Beach Barcelo” – Sunny Beach.
The event has become a real show in Hollywood style and a concert, which was attended by the star of Bulgarian pop music LiLana and her brother, beat boxing champion Skiler and Mr. King - Konstantin.
The participants in the competition were presented in four rounds.
Brooklyn Decker, just named Esquire magazine’s Sexiest woman alive, has quipped that she has both Photoshop and her parents to thank for her beauty and her award.
The top model received the accolade from the readers of Esquire and told Parade that she was not sure how to respond.
The 21-year old brunette Romina Andonova from Sofia took most of the awards at the beauty contest "Miss Bulgaria 2010", announced the organizers.
The beauty attracted the attention of the audience and the jury. Romina will present Bulgaria in the world finals "Miss World 2010".
The first runner up, according to the jury, with chairman Evgenia Kalkandjieva - Manova, is the 22-year old Yana Chinkova from Plovdiv. The blond is already popular being a weather girl in the television Pro.bg. She is also "Miss Plovdiv 2009".
From Plovdiv is also the second runner up - the 21-year old red hair beauty Zornitsa Stoycheva.
Pop-folk singer Maria defeated the controversial Nikoleta Lozanova and won the prize "Sex bomb of the year", contest organized by VIP Communications in the metropolitan Night Flight club.
The award was presented by the brand-manager of Marilyn Slims - Milen Shterev.
The folk star was dressed in a tempting gown, which was lace from the waist down. Her husband - Dimitar, was also there.
The designer Alexander McQueen and model Iman are having special place in the "Oscars of fashion," wrote Spanish media.
Like every year the Council of fashion designers will give their awards, known as the “Oscars of fashion”.
The event will be held on June 7 at Lincoln Center in New York.
Although is still unknown who will be the lucky ones to go home with the prestigious award, it’s already clear what are the names of nominees in the 2010 edition.
For the third time, the swiss watchmaker and jeweller Piaget, renowned for its High Jewellery collections and exceptional lines of watches, has further strengthened its longstanding ties with Hollywood by deciding to sponsor the Independent Spirit Awards.
Since its founding in 1874, Piaget stands for unique watchmaking and jewellery know-how allied with a pioneering spirit.
"The aim of the contest was to motivate the young people to get to know the traditions and culture in the field of garments and design of the people in the European Union. And to recreate them to fit todays conditions of life and fashion trends", shared the organizers. The participants sent their ideas as fashion sketches and the 15 best ideas received help to develop them and present the clothes in the fashion show. It is curious that most ideas were taken from traditional men's costumes and originally transformed in provocative women's garments.
The Israeli model Bar Raffaeli was chosen as the best model in the past year.
With 449 votes given "for" the Israeli top model, she grabbed the title best model in 2009.
In 2008 the crown best model wore the Russian model Natalia Vodyanova.
This year's second place in the rankings, arranged on the Internet, is the Australian Miranda Kerr with 419 votes.
Several days ago 15 beauties participated in the contest Miss Sofia - Winter
2010 in beautiful youth toilets of boutique WOMAN MONRO with designer Milena
Tsoncheva and the prom dresses of atelier SIMON with designer Gergana Simeonova.
Delfina specially made swimsuits in red for the contest and they were combined
with Christmas hats to remind the holiday approach.
Marchela Mincheva is the third runner-up, the second is Gergana Chakarova, the first runner-up is Ana Maria from Sofia. Miss Sofia - Winter became Lilia Teterekova. All they received a lot of presents.
On 12 November 2009, the Swiss Textile Federation will be presenting its
international fashion prize, the Swiss Textiles Award, for the 10th time
at the Schiffbau in
Zurich on the occasion of the Stella Contemporary Fashion Award event.
Stella Contemporary Fashion Award 2009
The Swiss Textile Federation will be presenting the Swiss Textiles Award for the 10th time on 12 November 2009 at the Schiffbau in Zurich.This is one of the world’s best endowed fashion prizes for young designers. The prize is worth 100,000 euros to the competition winner. The prize has given a career boost to former winners, many of whom now enjoy an international reputation.
Triumph Inspiration Award ’09 shooting with top model Jourdan Dunn and fashion photographer Giovanni Gastel
Munich, August 31, 2009 - Super model Jourdan Dunn set in scene this year’s inspirational lingerie designs from 28 young designers around the world at the Triumph Inspiration Award campaign shooting. The creative pieces worn by the star model were photographed by the Italian fashion photographer Giovanni Gastel.
At the shooting Jourdan Dunn and Giovanni Gastel slipped into the different creative ideas of each individual design to emphasize this year’s design motto “icons”. “For a perfect picture, I just need poetry and beauty. All these designs gave me both. The creative burst of the young talents gave me a lot of inspiration”, said Giovanni Gastel about the shooting.
After over 3 hours fashion show and emotions for the participants, the jury elected the girl, who will be crowned as Miss Varna 2009.
And this is 17-year-old Alisa Ganeva. Her measures are 84-63-94 and height 182 cm.
The runner-up is Inna Nikolova, 18-year-old with height 181 cm.
The third place went to the twine Nelly Dimitrova and Simona Dimitrova, 18-years-old.
On the fourth place is 19-year-old Ivelina Kamburova, height 170 cm
From the world headquarters of Mr World in London 23-year-old Visage model Martin Martinov was awarded the most handsome men in Bulgaria, and his runner-ups were Georgi Georgiev and Plamen Bonev. The overachieving top model from Fashion Agency “Visage” who has travelled all over the world will represent Bulgaria in the world-wide contest which will be held on 3rd October in Seoul, South Korea.
Martin Martinov has already done world campaigns for Castro in 2007. He participated in fashion shows for Gianfranco Ferre, Prada, Diesel, as well as international Coca-Cola commercials.
The capital based club Grand de Luxe held its established monthly beauty pageant Miss Grand de Luxe 2009.
In the end of the year the winners will pose for a special art calendar that will be sold on a special charity ball and the proceedings donated to children in need without parents.
In this edition of the competition 12 beauties models charmed the audience and some even caused a real euphoria in the audience with their walk and curves.
In an eccentric and exciting review show in Hilton hotel, the Bulgarian "Triumph Inspiration Award" 2009 finalist was chosen.
The designer's creation "Day and night" of the winner Iskren Lozanov has been inspired by 20th century art genius Pablo Picasso. Iskren Lozanov is a 3rd year bachelor in the National Arts Academy (NAA).
He won a six-week training in "El"-magazine, Bulgaria, and a unique opportunity to present our country in the final of "Triumph Inspiration Award" 2009 world, which will take place in september in Milano.
Young designers from Europe, North Africa and the Middle East between 18 and
32 years of age are invited to take part. Take your chance to show your collection
to a large international audience!
The competition encourages and supports young designers at the outset of their careers to establish themselves and to exchange ideas with their counterparts from other countries.
In 2008 the first createurope: THE FASHION DESIGN AWARD took place. In this first year it already achieved great success, with over 1000 entrants, a jury of prominent figures from the fashion world and a catwalk show for the finalists in Berlin in October 2008.
The new Miss Bulgaria is Antonia Petrova from the city of Pernik. The blond beauty is 24 years old and has two degrees in higher education - in Economics and Law. She will present Bulgaria at the contest Miss World 2009. The first runner up is Elitsa Lubenova from Dve Mogili, who is 18 years old. She studies in a school for folklore dances in Kotel, her dream is to dance on the scene of Bolshoi theater.
The title Miss Beauty of the World Bulgaria 2009 received the 17-year old Ruslana Kaneva from Sofia. She will present Bulgaria on the contest in China in April. Miss Tourism Planet is the 19-year old Polina Gergusheva from Sofia, who will represent Bulgaria in Athens. Polina writes music and wants to be a journalist.
For the 13th time the Bulgarian Fashion Academy bestowed the prestigeous Golden needle awards 2006. The event was held on an official gala-eve where fashion and TV shook hands.
The ceremony was held at the studio of the popular bTV fashion show „Ogledala“ (Mirrors).
Albena Aleksandrova won for the 3rd time the Golden needle prize, awarded by the Bulgarian Fashion Academy. Such was the conclusion when the direct electronic voting of the 36 jury members was closed. Voting results were certified by notary Aksenia Monova.
For the 2nd year in a row Bulgarian dress was worn at the Oscars Academy Awards ceremony. Once again it is designed by Virginia Zdravkova.
Sharon Waxman walked along the red carpet wearing it. She is one of the most competent American observers. Since 2003 she is The New York Times correspondent for Hollywood. Waxman's is an influential and independent voice of the American film industry. Besides the Oscars she observes the biggest film festivals such as Sundance and Golden Globe Awards.
The Academy of fashion gave its highest award "Golden Needle 2005". This most prestigeous for Bulfarian fashion design event attracted for 12th year the media, journalists, fashion critics and the cultural public.
The glamorous event took place in the new Youth theatre. The jury comprising of 34 journalists in the presence of the lawyer Axenia Monova voted for the best fashion creators, make-up artists, photographers and organizers of fashion shows.
Designer of the year (for the second time) became Virginia Zdravkova, who showed an exquisite and elegant collection. Among her works was the first Bulgarian dress, worn on the official "Oscar" ceremony.
Fashion house of the year (women's fashion) became "Tani" with designer Tania Metodieva. Golden Needle for men's fashion received Atanas Parushev, and for fashion photography - Moni Frances.
Designer Virginia Zdravkova, winner of Golden Needle Award and one of the leading names in Bulgarian haute couture, presented Virginia atelier’s collection autumn-winter 2005/2006 during the biggest fashion show in Bulgaria.
The unique event was organized together with Visages Model Group and 30 of the most popular Bulgarian topmodels came back especially for the case: Gergana Polejanova, Rumiana Krasteva, Rositca Chernogorova, Tania Ilieva, Tedi Velinova, Rositca Ivanova – “Miss Bulgaria” 2005 and many others.
Traditionally before Christmas holidays Irida fashion house handed its annual awards for journalists - for media partnership, contribution in the field of fashion and professional reporting of fashion events during the last year.
The event held on December 22, 2004 in Irida Gallery in the presence of guests and journalists. In Press Category the award went to Maria Netsova – First Deputy Editor in Chief of Vsichko Za Zhenata weekly paper – for reporting events organized by Irida fashion house and the Bulgarian-Russian Fashion Week in Moscow.
A charity auction for the bones cancer campaign took place in Munchen two weeks ago. There were sold three gowns of Bulgarian designer Virginia Zdravkova - winner of Zlatna Igla /Golden Needle/ Award 2003. The auction was presented live on German TV channel RTL and hosted by fashion designer Sarah Keru dressed up with Virginia’s gown. Among the guests were many movie stars.
Rumiana Marinova won the award Mrs. Globe 2004 in _alm Springs.
The 28-year old Bulgarian earned the approval of the jury with her appeal for freedom of Bulgarian medics in Lybia. She is a dentist and has a 3-year old daughter.
Rumiana Marinova will receive $1,000,000 most of which will be given for charity.
On great interest and very splendid and stylish passed by the official ceremony of 10th anniversary Bulgarian Fashion Academy Awards Zlatna Igla 2003 /Golden Needle 2003/. The gala-evening for voting and handing the most prestigious fashion awards in Bulgaria was on March 13th, 2004 in Inter Expo Center. The Fashion Academy /launched in 1993 in Paris by Donka Ganeva and Lubomir Stoykov/ proof that the most impartial assessment of the fashion design achievements belongs to the Fourth power - of the fashion journalists.
And the winners are: Designer of the year and winner of Zlatna igla 2003 for personal contribution to the Bulgarian fashion design became Virginia Zdravkova /Virginia atelier/, Fashion house of the year – Agressia /manager Maja Asenova/, Fashion photographer – Valentin Mechanov and winner of the award for total contribution to the Bulgarian design - Bulgarian Fashion Forum in the face of its chairman Ivan Chalakov.
On its session on Friday the Academy of fashion voted the nominations for the "Golden needle" award for the year 2001. The award for overall contribution to Bulgarian fashion and the "Golden needle" in this category is adjudged to the famous Bulgarian designer Daria Manchenko. She has graduated the Higher school of fashion stylistics, haute couture fashion and costume "Arman Gojel" in Paris and more than a quarter of a century she works in the field of fashion design.
Fashion house "Viktoria Unikat", producer of men's neckties, with designer Rositsa Parashkevova, was awarded with an authoritative international prize. The company from Varna is honoured with the International Trade Prestige award 2001. The decision was taken by the votes of 15 000 members of the Trade Leaders club from 122 countries. The award would be received personally by the owners of "Victoria Unikat" in Madrid during the second half of December this year.
The 50th Anniversary edition of the Miss
Universe Pageant was held on Friday May 11th, at the Ruben
Rodriguez Coliseum in
Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
Seventy-seven delegates took part in the preliminary competitions and rehearsals.