Trees have long been thought to house spirits that have some sort of connection to nature and the world around them. These spirits are often conjured up during ancient pagan rituals or transformed by modern folklore, making them appear as dryads. Therefore, in Greek mythology, a Dryad is a nymph who lives in an oak tree. But when it comes down to it, these creatures can be found anywhere and at any time.
Summer is calling and awakening a longing in us for the endlessness of the sea, foreign cultures and vast expanses. The Spring/Summer 2019 collections by the exhibitors of Greenshowroom and Ethical Fashion Show Berlin are an homage to the vast open spaces awaiting us outside of the cities and their invigorating energy and freedom. Typical elements: natural materials, harmonious colour palettes, folklore details and traditional craftsmanship techniques.
In the world of sickness and sedentary, experts found the key of health of the body and soul. It is called FOLKNETIKA - a 10-minute everyday team building at the work place - a dance, based on the asymmetric meters of Bulgarian horo (traditional folklore dance).
In the world of sickness and sedentary, experts found the key of health of the body and soul. It is called FOLKNETIKA - a 10-minute everyday team building - aerobics at the work place - a dance, based on the asymmetric meters of Bulgarian horo (traditional folklore dance) - without choreography or stage attire, without learning complicated steps from the authentic dances - just pure joy of dancing.
Nowadays, the total immobilization of people is a very important theme. The way of life we live is different – most of the professions require a sitting position all day long and our bodies are forced to get used to that.
We talked about the new team-building called FOLKNETIKA – it is the key of the good health condition and happiness of your employees.
Bulgarian folk dances are based on asymmetrical meter, built up around various combinations of 'quick' and 'slow' music. The music, in Western musical notation, is often described using compound meter notation, where the notational meter accents can be of different lengths, usually 1, 2, 3, or 4. Many Bulgarian dances are line dances, in which the dancers dance in a straight or curved line, holding hands.
FOLKNETIKA is a 10-minute everyday team building - aerobics at the work place - a dance, based on the asymmetric meters of Bulgarian horo (traditional folklore dance) - without choreography or stage attire, without learning complicated steps from the authentic dances - just pure joy of dancing.
Dean Manev, the Sales director of the Men's Fashion Cluster, gifted men's suit jackets with traditional Bulgarian embroidery (shevitza) and linnings with the Bulgarian flag to HE Anguel Tcholakov- Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in the French Republic and the Principality of Monaco - and other officials in Paris, France.
The International agricultural fair was held was week in Paris and Bulgaria participated with its own stand. Liqueur and brandy made of roses, as well as buffalo cheese, were among the most wanted products by French people, said Hristo Dimitrov - the organizer of Bulgarian stand and choreographer and producer of National folklore ensemble 'Bulgare'.
Folknetika is a new type of sport, which prevents from sedentary, stress and depression and serves as prevention against cancer and other diseases. Folknetika is a presentation of folklore in a new, modern way. A combination of beautiful dance movements and rhythmic steps. Even if only 1/5 of the Europeans with a sedentary lifestyle start practicing Folknetika, at least 100,000 lives will be saved for ONE year!
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.
Due to its geographical location, Eastern European mythology and folklore seamlessly blend influences from Asian nomads, the Orient, Ancient Greece, the Thracian and the European Slavic cultures, the result being something completely new and interesting, but still European.
The Dutch Showroom of the MFC (the first from the European chain that the Cluster is planning to create) was opened on November 16, 2015 in the World Fashion Center Amsterdam. An unique review-spectacle combining Bulgarian folklore and contemporary fashion with traditional Bulgarian embroidery (shevitza) was presented to the audience.
The Bulgarian team of Richmart Vintage is in Netherlands and follows in the footsteps of Bulgarian dance, embroidery and rhythms that truly obey people in the country of tulips. After a strong start to the tour Ensemble "Bulgare" in Holland, Dean Manev, Director of Men's Fashion Cluster and the team of InLIFE are guests of formation Paloina" who practice the Bulgarian folklore.
'I expect that first we will present Bulgaria really well, then we will present the Ensemble and our culture well. Our spectacle is an ambassador of Bulgarian traditions - for all Bulgarian in Bulgaria, for all Bulgarians abroad and for all other people in the world. Bulgarian folklore is a wonder - it is the richest on the planet', commented Hristo Dimitrov.
Dean Manev - the President of Men's Fashion Cluster - is already in The Netherlands. He is there with serious intentions - to turn Bulgarian dances, embroidery (shevitza) and fashion into 'generator of business in Europe'.
The latest edition of Première Vision Paris was held September 15-17, 2015 in the French capital. During the event, were presented the key directions in many fashion areas. One of them were Graphic Inspirations. Mixed references are among the themes, which will be very trendy during the cold season of 2016/2017.
A voyage often starts from within, seems to suggest KENZO’s Spring Summer 2016 collection: through its print-blocking and multitude of harmonious clashes, it suggests traveling occurs on a daily basis – from voyages to the other end of the world to simply taking the bus to another neighborhood. The designers begin by hijacking a history of ethnic fashion by picking non-Western details – yet refusing to exotify the cultures those are from.
As we've already noted, sedentary lifestyle is the key risk factor for people's lives and health. That's why a group of active Bulgarians - each of them successful in their field - united themselves to create a proposal for the problem's solution. The system is called Folknetika and it was presented yesterday in Sofia, Bulgaria, during a press conference at the Bulgarian News Agency.
It is not a secret that sedentary lifestyle is extremely harmful to humans - not only for their bodies but also for the emotional and mental health. Researches show that sitting at your desk all day long, increases mortality with 20% in males and 40% in females and every year 500,000 Europeans and 1.9 million people worldwide die from sedentary.
Next key fashion trends for Fall/Winter 2015-2016 in women's wardrobe, that we will take a look at, is Patchwork. As you can see, some pieces are totally folk inspired, others - not exactly - but all of them bring the spirit of the hand-made-with-love clothes, which make us feel cozy, protected and loved.
We continue our overview of the top fashion trends for Fall-Winter 2016/2017, presented during the latest edition of Première Vision Paris, with the key Coats fabrics...
A profound respect for the artisanal makes craftsmanship the heart of the house of Alexander McQueen and the collection for Spring/Summer 2016 looks to the people of Spitalfields from the late 17th century, the Huguenot migrants who arrived in London as religious refugees.
Last night (September 30, 2015) was the second evening of the fashion show in Ruse, during which was held a press conference 'Ruse - a pearl of the world fashion's necklace'. It was followed by a review-spectacle, combining fashion and Bulgarian folklore dances, presented by dance formation RICHMART. Dancers were dressed in men's suit jackets, decorated with traditional Bulgarian embroidery (shevitza), designed by Rayna Gancheva and Tsvetomir Petkov.
In the end of October, the National Folklore Ensemble 'BULGARE' is going to the Netherlands for a one-month tour. BULGARE is going to present Bulgarian dances and folklore in some of the most prestigious theaters in more than 20 cities in the country.
Richmart presented men's suits with Bulgarian embroidery with unique dancing show at Sofia Fashion Week 2015
During the third evening of Sofia Fashion Week 2015 (held September 17-19, 2015), Richmart - one of the most modern men's suit factories in Europe, which received the 2015 Overall Contribution to the fashion industry Award by Bulgarian Academy for Fashion - presented men's suit jackets with traditional Bulgarian embroidery (shevitza).
Richmart is the most modern factory in Europe, offering men's made-to-measure and made-to-order suits. It has more than 600 employees and a capacity to produce 1 000 men's suits per day. Richmart manufactures collections for world famous brands from more than 30 countries.
Deliana Simeonova is the creator of Gaitani New York (Gaitani NY) - an online boutique, offering women's, men's and children's clothing, accessories, home decoration and paper products, inspired by folk motifs, symbols and memories of Bulgaria, combined with modern design.
Not only in Bulgaria, but also abroad, foreigners from all over the world are interested in men's jackets with Bulgarian embroidery. Richmart Vintage presented its latest designs during the MRKET New York July 2015 and they grabbed the attention of many visitors.
As part of the event, Richmart - one of Europe's most modern factories for men's suits - showed its men's suit jackets, decorated with traditional Bulgarian embroidery (shevitzi). The designers of the collection are Tsvetomir Petkov and Raina Gancheva.
Men's suit jackets and ladies' garments with traditional Bulgarian embroidery for Spring-Summer 2015
During the Festival of Fashion and Beauty 2015 in Varna, Bulgaria, young designers Tsvetomir Petkov, Trayana Laleva and Milena Georgieva - participants in the Richmart Vintage project - presented their men's suit jackets and womenswear collections with embroidered folklore motifs - a fashion trend, which is really hot right now and is getting more and more wanted in Bulgaria and abroad.
Tsvetomir Petkov is a young Bulgarian designer, Fashion design student at the National Academy of Arts. He is born in Troyan, lives in Sofia and is currently in Ruse, where he works on the Richmart Vintage project.
Among the most popular ladies from the world of show business, who like and wear clothes with Eastern folklore embroideries are: Super model Kate Moss, actresses Anne Hathaway, Halle Berry, Camilla Belle, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and singer Adele. And among gentlemen - movie legend Jackie Chan.
On Friday and Saturday evening at the Summer garden of Grand Hotel Varna, Bulgaria, was held the 8th edition of the Festival of Fashion and Beuty Varna 2015. The organizer of the event was VIP Fashion Group, which models presented the current collections of Bulgarian and foreign brands.
The National Festival of the Bulgarian Folklore, is held in Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria since 1965 - once in approximately every 5 years. Its 11th edition will run August 7-9, 2015 in Voyvodenets area, Koprivshtitsa. The festival is dedicated to Lyuben Karavelov.
The forum brought together experts from the academic, business and design communities in the fashion industry. Fourteen Winners of Golden Needle by the Academy of Fashion, fashion design students from four Bulgarian universities and Bulgarian designers, who have presented their work on world fashion stages, took part in the fashion show. The accent of the event was the presentation of contemporary clothing with references to Bulgarian folklore.
As we already know Eastern Folklore inspiration is one of the hottest trends for this season. And folklore motifs have their place not only in ladies' garments but in gentlemen's, too. And Richmart - the most modern men's suit factory in Eastern Europe - is approving that. They offer to their customers unique high quality men's suit jackets with traditional Bulgarian motifs.
Tanya Ivanova is a Bulgarian painter. She paints made-to-order scarves of satin silk.
Richmart - the most modern factory for men's suits in Europe - gives 1 000 men's jackets with the Bulgarian flag on them for May 24th. The jackets will be worn by celebrities in the country and abroad, who will lead the horo on The Day Of Slavonic Alphabet, Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture. This will be the culmination of the International campaign Richmart Vintage, announced the company's manager Martin Yordanov.
On May 15th at Richmart - one of the most modern factories for men's suits in Europe - was held a short conference about the future and the potential of the sewing industry in Bulgaria. Martin Yordanov - Richmart's owner and a business consultant - presented the Made-to-order system and the advantages that it can give to the Bulgarian industry.
So, you already know the basic steps in Ruchenitza and the Bird step and now we'll take a look at the Bouncing Step. The Bouncing step in Bulgarian folklore dances is more difficult because of the speed at which it is performed. But with little practice and the tips from a professional dancer, you can learn it...
After you've already learned the key steps from Bulgarian folklore dance Ruchenitza, let's take a look at another one of the basic steps in our traditional dances - the Bird step. It is a hopping step that resembles a bird standing on one leg. You can learn the bird step with tips from a professional dancer from the video below...
If you want to keep the tonus of your body, you definitely have to choose the folklore dances. What is better than dancing?
After we've made a short overview of Bulgarian folklore dances, now we'll show you a few key steps from our traditional dances. Let's start with Ruchenitza, which is maybe the most popular Bulgarian folk dance - you can learn more about Ruchenitza from the video below...
We are happy and proud to announce that the campaign, organized by Richmart, folklore ensemble 'Bulgare', Fashion.bg and Be Global Fashion Network, which aim is many people worldwide to start talking about Bulgaria and Bulgarian dances, is getting very popular and is supported by many Bulgarians and foreigners from Spain, Canada, England, Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Slovenia, Poland, the USA and even from the Bulgarian team in Antarctica!
The Bulgarian folklore dances are unique with their asymmetrical meters, combining 'quick' and 'slow' beats. The traditional Bulgarian music is often described using 'compound meter notation, where the notational meter accents, i.e., the heard beats, can be of different lengths, usually 1, 2, 3, or 4'.
Be Global Fashion Network announces a global research of the street fashion. The campaign will start on May 24, 2015, when Bulgarians and foreigners in Bulgaria and abroad, will dance traditional Bulgarian folklore dances in contemporary clothing to show the actual apparel, worn on the street.
The main idea of the project is to promote Bulgarian folklore dances in Bulgaria and abroad, by presenting them in videos, sent by professional dancers and amateurs, dressed in suits and contemporary clothing, instead of costumes.
The Eastern Folklore clothing is unique with its colors and forms, motifs and embroideries. That's why some of the world's most famous fashion designers, couldn't resist the temptation to include folklore elements in their Spring-Summer and Resort 2015 collections.
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.
Journalists in Rome call him 'the Bulgarian adopted by the Italian haute couture'. He defines himself as an Italian designer born in Bulgaria. But today when fashion gets more and more international, this is not so important. The style, consistency and talent are the significant things. And Ivan Donev has all of them.
Meli-M company is a supplier for traditional and stylized Bulgarian folklore costumes, uniforms, theater and carnival costumes.
Folklore costumes are with embroidery or another decoration like traditional history costumes. Traditional costumes include: shirt with embroidery, sukman or dress, skirt and accessories: pendary, pafti and men's: traditional shirt with embroidery, pant's - potur, jacket - elek, hat - kalpak.