Delightfully glamorous with minimalist passions. This is the United Colors of
Benetton woman for next spring-summer.
A collection of carefully-studied elegance which is deceptively simple. A collection of sophisticated colours, definitive moods, details that are never banal, styles that are carefully cut and constructed and always very now with a clear feeling for changing fashions.
In a 4 star hotel complex in the sunniest city in Bulgaria - Petrich, fashion house Organdin made a fashion show to present its prom dresses collection. Recently the company opened its first boutique in the city. Models from Petrich and Sandanski took part in the fashion defile. Designer of the collection is Tanya Mil, who lives and works in Sandanski. The young Bulgarian folk singer Samantha took part in the show and sang her hit "Fire in Heaven". After the show the designer surprised the guests with another talent - she sang the song "Chicken" of the Serbian singer Ceca Velichkovich.
Susana Escribano is a young designer from Spain. She presented her collection
Autumn/Winter 2009/2010 at Castilla y Leon Fashion week in March 2009.
Her collection is inspired by the Dark Punk-Goth world, where darkness and mystery
accompany you, where you feel pleased to be an active part of darkness, gloom
To be Gothic is not only to be sensitive, to read the damned poets and to listen to Lagrimosa. To be Gothic is also to be able to seduce to owns and to scare the strangers. A Gothic is born, it is not made.
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 channel TV2 from Island and its leader Gudjon Helgason are in Bulgaria to shoot the most sexy event - "Night of the sex bombs". Their interest is dictated mostly by the Island beauty Asdis Ran, who lives in Bulgaria because of the football engagements of her husband Gardar. The star from Island is nominated in the category "The most sexy blond" for 2009.
International Fair Plovdiv organizes in Plovdiv, in partnership with the Bulgarian Association of Apparel and Textile Producers and Exporters – BAATPE, the spring edition of the largest business initiative in the field of textile and apparel named BGate Spring.
The exhibition is expected to be the venue where Bulgarian manufacturers can meet their colleagues and partners active on the domestic and international markets. Its aim is to create a suitable business environment for exchanging contacts, strengthening the existing relationships and establishing new co-operations.
Spring is the season of weddings. The weather is warm and kind. In the air
hovers love and high mood. Wedding dresses continue to inspire from romance
of the feast. Some designers take a look back to 20's of the last century.
We propose you the accents of this spring actual fashion trends.
Embroidery with floral elements
It is modern the contrast of white dress and decoration of textile flowers. Three colored threads are weaven into flowers - burgundy, black, sailor's blue or dark green.
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.
Fashion specialists are categorical: for the new season you must chose simple beauty, candy colors and lots of flowers. The classic combination between black and white is interpreted in original way in the propositions of the fashion designers and presents a new, modern outlook. These tendencies are seen in the new collection spring-summer 2009 of Jana Jekova. The dynamic color palette interprets the colorful range of the rainbow. It passes through candy colors as turquoise blue and cyclamen, sunny orange-gold tonality and reaches dark purple and metallic. The dresses are mainly made of silk, lace and hand-written materials. The designer uses again high class fabrics such as luxurious Italian silk.
Fashion Love Music is a project, which has the idea to gather at one scene the fashion and music, two contemporary conceptions. Fashion and music are a part of our every day lives, they are our choice, our way of life. The first edition of Fashion Love Music will present the most successful Bulgarian designer Virginia Zdravkova - Virginia Atelier and one of the most popular names in Bulgaria music scene - Miro. The top designer Virginia Zdravkova will present the models of her new collection, the models will walk on the sound of `Omirotvoren` - the new album of Miro, on 25th March, Wednesday, 8 p.m. in Club Escape.
The designer's ready-to-wear collection displayed peasant blouses, embroidered skirts and hip-waisted military coats teamed with towering high-heeled shoes and coin-covered headdresses. The outrageous collection - which included diaphanous vests and voluminous skirts and a Russian-style bridal gown - won praise from fashion fans and critics alike.
Model-and-actress Milla Jovovich, who was seated in the front row, said: "It was like some opening into a doorway of dreams in Russian-Ukrainian fairy tale fantasy dreams."
The 5-th International b2b Gift Exhibition REGALO will take place on 12 – 14 March, 2009, Sofia, Bulgaria.
The success of the previous editions definitely showed that the recently established gift market in Bulgaria is quickly developing and expanding. A lot of gift shops are still appearing in order to meet the growing demand for all sorts of gift items for any occasion, from business and luxury to original and amusing ones.
The total consumption of gifts, decorative articles, jewelry, household articles, toys, sports, camping goods and stationery in 2007 in Bulgaria amounted to ? 364 million and is continuing to grow steadily. This process is highly favored by the EU membership of the country and the whole economic growth in the Region.
I LOVE FASHION, the official brand of the fashion channel FASHION TV, sets foot on the Bulgarian market.
The fashion label I LOVE FASHION is made by famous designers all over the world. Plovdiv is the first Bulgarian city, where a shop of FASHION TV will be opened with clothes of I LOVE FASHION. It will be in the newly built trade center Mall Plovdiv - 8 Perushtica Str. The official opening will be on 19 March.
The collection Spring/Summer of I LOVE FASHION turns every lady to the diamond of the evening. The clothes are playful and provoking.
Castilla y Leon fashion week started on 3rd March in Burgos, Spain. Three days more than 30 Spanish designers and fashion houses present their collections for Autumn-Winter 2009-2010 in fashion shows and trade zone. The collections include womens, mens and children's clothes, underwear and lingerie, accessories and cosmetics. More than 140 journalists and importers from 37 countries attend the event. Here the crisis can not be felt and the organization is perfect. The main sponsor is the regional government which intends to help the growth of the companies from the fashion industry in Castilla y Leon and to raise the event to the level of the other international fashion weeks.
The Brazilian supermodel eloped with the NBA star to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Valentine’s Day (14.02.09) where they were married in an intimate civil ceremony.
Adriana – who is famous for her work as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, modelling the company’s lingerie range – revealed they plan to have a lavish ceremony in either Brazil or in Marko’s native Serbia later this year so they can celebrate their commitment to each other with their loved ones.
Virginia Zdravkova opened her first boutique for clothes and accessories for every day in Sofia. The collection Winter 2008/2009 is created for all ladies that care for their style and the individual sign of the designer. Sweaters, shirts, trousers and skirts with the brand VIRGINIA are presented for the first time in the new boutique of Virginia atelier on 166 Rakovki Str.
To the clothes Virginia Zdravkova has created many accessories - shawls, belts, bags and glasses. In the collection dominate the trendy for the season black, gray and lilac.
Finally happened this, which were dreamed so many Bulgarian stars of the popular music - a concert in Olympia Hall - Paris. The happiest man in the evening of 9th of January 2009 in the emblematical concert hall was Lili Ivanova! When a big dream becomes reality, it makes happy many people. Lucky were the fulfilled to the utmost hall audience (many of which Bulgarians), which enjoyed the magnificent voice of the prima of the Bulgarian variety. Among them were the artist-cosmopolitan Nikola Manev, the poetess Nadejda Zaharieva, the pop singers Georgi Hristov and Grafa, the bard Mihail Belchev, the well-known businesswoman, Maecenas and philanthropist Lily Cherveniakova with her son Kamen, the poet and translator Kiril Kadiyski - Director of the Bulgarian Cultural Center in Paris, the young pop star Elitsa Todorova, the top photographer Vassil Karkelanov and many other local and foreign celebrities from France, Russia, Croatia and elsewhere.
On the eve of Christmas – at 16th December 2008 – was organized the charity performance of “Almanac of the Bulgarian fashion 2009” under the patronage of the first lady Mrs. Zorka Parvanova. Author and compiler of the almanac is Prof. Dr. Lubomir Stoykov, president of the Academy for fashion. The event was organized in building 2 of residence “Boyana” and at established during the years tradition will be with charity character. In preliminary auction through bidding were sold off the first three – officially numbered and signed by the author, copies of the book. Daniela Giosheva – manager of non-commercial association “Our beautiful Bulgaria - Prosperity” bought the first, most precious almanac.
At the ninth edition of Castilla y Leon Fashion week the Spanish company by Imelda showed its collection handbags and shoes for Spring-Summer 2009. The collection is very romantic. A part of it is inspired by the waves in the sea and the bags contain a lot of frills. The other designs are inspired of the typical for Spain bull fights. The colors of the bags are warm and bright - green, pink, sea blue, white, orange, sand and earth nuances. The leather is natural, the make is perfect. Models from the leather of ostrich, crocodile, python, frog etc. are also offered.
With an impressive gala-spectacle in „Kempinski Hotel Zografski”, the three time bearer of the award „Golden needle” of the Academy for fashion Virginia Zdravkova presented her collection „Lavazza”, inspired by the images of the calendar for 2009. The talented designer for third time created collection, inspired by the famous brand coffee.
Some days ago, she even loaded with money her collection of the last year „Lavazza”, as she obtained „Golden needle 2008” of the Academy for fashion – this time for fashion spectacle, inspired by the calendar of the aromatic drink.
A part of the special collection of the world famous giant "Pronovias" was presented at the fifteenth "Ball of the top models", organized by Evgeni Minchev. This collection includes 150 models of former dresses in single pieces, that are produced from natural silk, tulle and organza (bambulla and mantilla). The beautiful models from agency "Ivet Fashion" were irresistible in the most actual for 2009 colors – dark blue, champagne, orange, turquoise green, black and silver.
The presenter of the event Gala, the famous actress and singer Dessi Tenekedjieva and "Mrs. Bulgaria UN World 2007" Ekaterina Duneva were dressed in toilets of the exclusive brand "My Lady".
JULIANO shirts have faultless quality, unique fabrics from high quality Egyptian cotton, processed by the best Italian masters, free and comfortable line or a pattern that follows the body. All this gives a unique individuality of the man with a sense of style and luxury.
Winter is coming and we need to take care of our warmth and comfort with an elegant hat, which will also add to our modern vision.
The main hat trend for Autumn-Winter 2008/2009 is the beret, especially in dark gray or black colour. This winter berets often have different embellishments and brooches.
Knitted hats have always been popular among teenagers. In Autumn-Winter 2008/2009 very trendy are knitted hats with visor.
Atelier "Mon Amour" and "Maria-Anna Bella" are official importers of the world famous Italian company "VENUS BRIDAL". Since 20 November they have the pleasure to present more than 140 models original ball, cocktail and bridal outfits from the newest collection 2009.
With the various models "VENUS" cares about the fascination of every bride, bridesmaid, mother, sponsor etc., as well as for the non standard vision of all ladies that are going to a ball or cocktail.
The business image is the most actual for the town girls, according to the designer of fashion house „Roshavata garga” Albena Alexandrova. At fashion theatrical spectacle, called “Ah, this .... Jazz!” the designer in original way presented her most actual proposals for season autumn-winter 2008/ 2009. The idea of the title is inspired from „ Ah, this Jazz!”, from the spirit of the 60s in front of the eyes of the modern man of 21 century. Through contest Albena Alexandrova, chief designer of „Roshavata garga”, gave chance to more than 20 designers to work on the autumn-winter collection ‘08/09 of „Roshavata garga and team”. he leading words in the collection are: The City, The Sex, The Business and The Tradition.
The indisputable leader in the production of premium tea „Althaus” makes its debut in Bulgaria. This happened at an official tea degustation in „Grand Hotel Sofia”, where was presented one of the creators of collection „Althaus” Ralf Janecki. He arrived in Bulgaria at the invitation of „Sofstok” Ltd. and personally presented to the guests the nosy drink. In this masterly activity activity helped him Georgi Bundev – manager hot drinks of „Sofstok” Ltd.
The art to be prepared and consumed the tea „Althaus” was highly evaluated by baron Kiril Gendovich and his wife Vera Gendovich, Vania Tosheva, prof. Lubomir Stoykov, Irena Varadinova, Lilia Vuchkova, Petko Todorov, Amalia Tincheva, Anelia Petkova – owner of boutique „Bridal Fashion” and dozens of journalists from the central print and electronic media.
The world famous tea specialist Ralf Janecki will visit Bulgaria at the invitation of „Sofstok Ltd.” The occasion is the debut of the unarguable leader in the production of premium tea „Althaus” in Bulgaria. The official tea degustation will be conducted at 19th November 2008 (Wednesday) in „Grand Hotel Sofia”, „Triaditsa” Hall 2. During the degustation Ralf Janecki, creator of the collection tea „Althaus”, personally will prepare for the guests the nosy drink.
„Althaus” is a synonym of quality, worthy to satisfy the highest needs of the connoisseurs.
In Parish finished the final of the world contest „Show me your „Sloggi” (well-known as contest of the best bottom in the world), organized by the youth line „Sloggi” of the famous giant for underwear and swimming suits „Triumph”. Winners became the 20-years-old Melanie Nunes Fronckowiak(Brazil) and the 27-years-old Saiba Bombote (France). Every one of them receives 15 000 EUR plus one-year advertising agreement with „Sloggi” and together with this an exclusive insurance of the precious behind
The most important achievements in Bulgarian fashion will be honored with the “Golden needle 2008” award at a brilliant ceremony in “Sheraton Sofia Hotel Balkan”. The stylish event will be held on 29th November 2008. For first time the bestowing of the award is organized by Academy for fashion, with presidents Donka Ganeva and prof. Lubomir Stoykov, and “Made in Bulgaria” program in the face of Adriana Tsaneva and Olga Uskova.
The 36-member jury, composed by representatives of the leading Bulgarian media, had already defined the new bearers of the high prize through electronic voting. At the gala spectacle “Golden needle 2008” the excellent students of Bulgarian fashion will present collections, made especially for the ceremony.
Triumph for the justice promises the world leader in the production of women’s underwear “Triumph International”. Every year the Japanese head office of the brand “winks” with smile and imagination at its admirers, as it creates original bras, devoted to actual social problems. This year the change of the judicial system in Japan, planned for 2009, attracted the attention of the company. To quicken the social interest and to help the faster integration of the new system, “Тriumph” created Jury System Bra.
Since 1990s womens fur coats (fox, mink, astrakan, leather, etc.) were being produced in Spain by Anton & Moda (Berni furs brand) as well as synthetic eco items (Anton & Moda brand). Its trendy and stylish collection proves its reference both in Spain and abroad. Only high quality raw materials are used in the models. The coats are modern and original, they are complemented with nice leather belts that shape the waist perfectly. Beside the traditional black, white, gray and brown, orange and red are used in the latest collection.
More and more elegant looks the man that dresses with clothes and accessories of the Bulgarian fashion house New Style. For Autumn-Winter 2008/2009 their brand for mens garments and accessories Styler includes various models, among which sweaters in the modern lilac and cyclamen. Among the patterns still prevail the stripes, but they become more unobtrusive and elegant.
The accessories play a major role in the toilet of the man. A stylish shawl and a striking leather belt can give you an entirely new style!
Markam Fashion expanded its franchised business in Romania, opening up one more shop on Friday, 24.10.08. The shop is located in the newest mall “Galeria Buzau” in one of the biggest Romanian cities – Buzau. Our brand offers to the local consumers designs from the new Winter 2008/09 collection, models of which were chosen for the grand finale of the trend fashion show during CPD fair in Dusseldorf in February this year.
Four more franchised shops of Markam Fashion will be working by the end of 2009.
The line of Ariston S for the Autumn-Winter season inspires with comfort, aesthetics and quality, which easily shape the wardrobe of the business woman. The collection presents details with soft outlines, prints, stripes, nets with and without embroidery, adapted with style and sensual detachment in order to suit the woman that is in love with Ariston S. The patterns are modern and stylish, the fabrics - for perfectionists.
The colours blend from black to white through beige and brown, some models shine in shades of red, pink, lilac and olive green.
At the ninth edition of Castilla y Leon Fashion Week, that took place in Burgos, Spain from 7 to 9 October, two companies presented children`s garments. Rojatex showed a collection in bright colors - yellow, orange, green, blue and white. The stage where the boys and girls defiled was decorated in the same colors and patterns.
Trasluz presented one collection in red, black and white. The little beauties showed with much refinement stylish children`s dresses, their vision was complemented by pearl necklaces, coronets and ribbons.
The fashion collection of tights and socks of Primavera Inernational – Made in Italy 08/09 is created to complete the vision of the ladies with style. The fashion trends in the colours of the tights and socks are black, brown, gray, ecru, cobalt.
Official importer and representative in Bulgaria is Grazia Ltd.
The tights and socks of Primavera Inernational – Made in Italy are a necessary addition for women that want to look beautiful. You will recognize them by the brand.
From 7 to 9 October the Ninth Regional Castilla y Leon Fashion Week took place in Burgos to present a three-day show of the spring-summer collections for 2009, designed by more than 32 regional companies and designers. They were preliminary chosen by a jury of experts. The presented models were very original, interesting and fresh. The collections included womens and mens ready-to-wear and formal garments, babies and children`s clothes, underwear and swimwear, accessories, shoes and jewelry.
Eight previous editions of Castilla y Leon Fashion Week show that the event has grown to become a professional modelling show with a national and international flavour that is comparable to other great fashion festivals in Spain, such as Madrid and Barcelona Fashion Weeks.
On 24th September started one of the most prestigious fashion events in Great Britain - LONDON FASHION WEEKEND. The mega show takes place at the National History Museum in South Kensington and will continue until 28th September.
LONDON FASHION WEEKEND is the hit in the fashion calendar of Great Britain, where 150 fashion designers and experts on beauty present their key looks for Autumn-Winter 2008/2009.
All experts are at the opinion that this is the most stylish season of LONDON FASHION WEEKEND until now.
For Autumn-Winter Bulgarian fashion houses offer a big variety of colors and models of coats that are in accordance with the world fashion trends for the season. The black is seen rarely, the trendy colors are red, blue, lilac, fuxia, green and white, that remind of the summer and create elegant look and spirit. The coats are garnished with embroideries and flowers, outer seams, attractive collars and sleeves that create a fresh appearance. Some models look like dresses with many inverted pleats and frills on the sleeves.
The lengths of the coats vary from about the waist to the knee. The belt is almost obligatory accessory for the outerwear this season.
Castilla y León Fashion Week (Semana de la Moda de Castilla y León) will gather Spanish and International agents, importers, wholesalers and journalists from the fashion industry on 7th-9th October 2008 in Burgos, Spain. The most innovative designers, together with experienced fashion firms, will take part in both the Fashion Catwalk and the Show Room, where you can test the quality and design of these companies. This is the third major fashion event taking place in Spain twice a year.
The range of designs that the event will cover includes Womenswear, Lingerie & Swimwear, Childrens clothing, Bridalwear, Cocktail and Evening Wear, Accessories, Leather Clothing, Men’s Wear.
Ivelina Dagsvold was born in Stara Zagora, she is 32 years old. From seven years she lives in Norway. She graduated the Plovdiv university, in Bulgaria she worked as a journalist. She went in Norway to realize her dream to study fashion design. In Oslo she studied Art and design at Oslo university college. She participated in different fashion contests, but her first professional presentation is at Oslo fashion week. After she sent sketches she was approved, from May to 10 August she worked on her collection. The brand name that she launched is "nÅrsk". That means "norvegian". The interesting thing is that the word is written wrong, the correct is "norsk".
Margin London is one of the prestigeous fashion festivals in Great Britain (other two are PURE and THE PARCK). It is an international exhibition for street fashion featuring young labels. It takes place twice a year - in February and in August. Brands like American Apparel and Converse have participated in it, in this edition participated the unique watches Nooka Watches, which are very popular now in the USA.
For the first time in this edition a new section was opened SELVAGE LONDON. It is specially for brands, presenting denim collections. Mystic Bulgaria is one of the four brands, chosen to advertise in this section.
If you want to be dresses originally and non standard you can select boutique hand knitted garments. Made of natural materials like cotton, linen and silk, they will also provide to you the necessary comfort.
In its collection for summer 2008 fashion house IvMan from Ruse included hand knitted mini dresses in different variations. The designer Alexandrina Todorova selected the trendy yellow, stylish red, classic black and fresh gray-blue colours for the models.
Ekaterina Duneva - Mrs. Bulgaria World 2007 became fifth on the world beauty contest Mrs. United Nations International 2008. The first place took the American Angelique Harville, second is Alet Wenter – Mrs. United Nation South Africa.
The strong will for winning, the exceptional preparation and self discipline of our beauty brought her to the successful finals of the prestigious contest. „I feel very happy. Although the American was tolerated all the time, I am proud to have won the fifth place and presented Bulgaria to the world with dignity! I thank all that supported me all the time!” – shared Katia after the contest.
More than 2000 brands from all over the world take part in this largest show in Europe, which takes place on 27 – 29 July. MARKAM FASHION is once again the only Bulgarian brand to have been selected to participate in the trend show at the fashion fair. MARKAM FASHION opens the theme URBAN REMIX.
Once a short list had been selected by the German Association of Fashion and Textile Designers by the end of May this year, ?ARKAM FASHION was invited to make a presentation at two of the themes for the trend show, and those were URBAN REMIX and ARTY JET SET, among only ten brands selected to present their concepts for Spring & Summer 2009. This trend show is to take place at the Fashion theatre, at Pavilion no. 11, and the event is due to happen twice a day, in the course of the show.
Markam Fashion opened its first franchising shop on the 25.06.08 in Romania. The sales point is located at the brand new 4**** hotel, Rin Grand Hotel, in Bucharest. The hotel offers to the business guests of the Romanian capital 1 600 rooms, large Congress center, and Shopping Galleria. The excellent quality of the garments and the international recognition of the brand name made Markam Fashion a winner among the serious competitors for this prestigious commercial place. The professional committee selected the collections of Markam Fashion as the proper ones for the VIP clients of the hotel.
Bulgarian Kristina Dimitrova, who is the first winner in the competition “Show me your Sloggi”, attracted again the world attention. On 12th of June 2008 all users of the site www.sloggi.com could watch live interactive photo session with the participation of our girl. The man winner Andrey Andrey (24) from Romania also participated. With this original online event the leader in the producing of underwear Sloggi gave start to the new campaign for the search of the most beautiful man and woman bottom in the world – “Show me your Sloggi 2008”.
The cult British man Ray Kuks was at the interactive photo session as well. The users also saw interviews with the team and cinema movies of different participants.
From 30 May until 1 June in Barcelona took place one of the biggest exhibitions of bridal fashion in Europe – Barcelona Bridal Week. At this shiny and very attractive event every year participate the most prestigious Spanish companies as well as world known designers from all over the world. This year among them were Pronovias, Rosa Clara and Hanibal Laguna.
For the first time a Bulgarian designer was invited to participate in this exhibition. Virginia Zdravkova had the honor and pleasure to present her nice dresses in Barcelona.
The greatest contemporary fashion dictator Yves Saint Laurent died in Paris on 1 June 2008 in Paris at the age of 71. After his death the high fashion will not be the same ... For many years he designed clothes that reflected women`s changing role in society, he dressed women in trousers and smokings. He managed to create an epoch of high style - a noble continuation of Coco Chanel, Christian Dior and Cristobal Balenciaga. He really managed to turn the history of apparel in history of the art! The Little Prince of French fashion is not among the living any more, but his million admirers will be with Yves Saint Laurent forever.
Young Italian designers visited Bulgaria and presented their author collections. Marko Morreale, Valentina Sciumé, Patermo, Michelle Bono and Luisa Luparello transfered the guests of the fashion show in an exotic sicilian atmosphere.
The garments of the young stylists are with plain and fairy lines, blending colours and stamps. Corals, precious stones, gold, silver are combined with chiffon, jersey and silk. Strong colour contrasts and stamps interweave, giving life of colourful, geometry and art motives.