At the beginning of October 2020, Connecting Cultures and C.L.A.S.S. launched the first international competition on sustainable fashion communication which invites stylists, photographers, designers, illustrators, artists and creatives to rethink on how to communicate the values of ethical and sustainable fashion system to new generations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
Looking at the photos some people may think that there is nothing to talk about men's suits on the ceremony.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.