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The nominations for the Golden Needles are announced

The nominations for the Golden Needles are announced

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.

MARINO COSTA: Unique is in fashion

MARINO COSTA: Unique is in fashion

The trade-mark MARINO COSTA was created eight years ago in order to be wide spread on the Balkan and Russian market. The name is particularly invented to speak a lot about its origin and to be easy to pronounce and remember.

The models, which are offered on the Bulgarian market can really pretend to be unique for two reasons: First, small quantities of them are produced, second, which is probably most important - the project after which they are manufactured (the project includes the types of leather and the colours for the upper part, the lining, the types of the soles, respectively sole-leather and rubber, i.e. a description of every element of the shoe).

Photographers' Exhibition has the effect of painting

Photographers' Exhibition has the effect of painting

The skillful, professional photography has the same effect as the works of painting and the plastic art. This maxim was proved once again on the joint exhibition "Photographers and ..." of Angle Pentchev (President of the Association of advertising photographers) and the well-known fashion photographer Temelko Temelkov.

Third annual models casting

Third annual models casting "Visages models 2001"

The third annual models casting "Visages models 2001" took place on 25 November in the National Palace of Culture. 72 girls from 29 Bulgarian cities all over the country participated in the casting. They were chosen through regional selections, organised by "Visages models".

Ivayla Bakalova would present Bulgaria in the

Ivayla Bakalova would present Bulgaria in the "Model of the Universe 2001" pageant

Miss Bulgaria 2001 Ivayla Bakalova is the new "Model Of The Universe 2001". She won the prize in the world final of the pageant on 12 November in Istanbul. More than 50 Countries competed for the title of Model Of The Universe 2001.

LAVAZZA chose Evgenia Jivkova

LAVAZZA chose Evgenia Jivkova

This year the world-known coffee LAVAZZA chose Evgenia Jivkova to create a collection of the same name. Coffee ?1 in Italy has also been a sponsor of the British designer Vivian Westwood.

International recognition for

International recognition for "Victoria Unikat"

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.

Smalto shows the high class

Smalto shows the high class

Francesco Smalto is a name, which gives rise to associations with the high class, aristocracy in the style of men's wear. Persons of distinction, kings, politicians, businessmen and people of art are among his clients. Such statements don't mean at all overdone conservatism and uniformity. For the autumn and winter season the fashion house offers elegant suits, made of fine wool fabrics, cashmere, mixed fabrics of wool and silk. In important feature is the big use of manual labour - in the lining and in seams. In his newest collection the sport combinations are of interest with their fresh and youthful sounding.

Joint fashion-review of Daria Manchenko and Yordanka Chernaeva

Joint fashion-review of Daria Manchenko and Yordanka Chernaeva

It is a real pleasure when two ladies like Daria Manchenko and Yordanka Chernaeva, professionals in the Bulgarian fashion design, present together their newest ideas about the autumn-winter ready-to-wear style. The pleasure of their fashion show is even bigger due to the original choice of models - well-known and even very well-known Bulgarian actresses and TV stars - Bilyana Petrinska, Gala, Ernesta Shinova, Kamelia Todorova, Koina Russeva, Snejina Petrova, Silvia Vargova.

The ladies

The ladies "BVLGARI BLUE" perfume is already in Bulgaria

The exquisite premiere of "Bvlgari blue" in Hilton hotel in Sofia drew the attention even of the Italian heir to the crown - king Vittorio Emanuelle di Savoy. Together with him was, the Italian embassador - his excellency Alessandro Graffini.

ASTONY's autumn-winter 2001-2002 collection

ASTONY's autumn-winter 2001-2002 collection

The collection is designed for the strong, independent, intelligent and romantic woman. The accent is set on the dress, which is perfectly complemented by different details and accessories - shawls, artistic hats, creating the romantic spirit of the collection.

Daniel Hechter dresses men in sport spirit

Daniel Hechter dresses men in sport spirit

Daniel Hechter, whose genetic roots are in Bulgaria, showed again his insight into the present day and the altered men's values. In his new autumn-winter collection 2001-2002, designed for the representatives of the "strong sex", he presents three major themes "Prestige", "Tweed comfort" and "Daniel Hechter sport". The line is comfort and free at the same time.

JENY STYLE: lenghtened outlines and transparent fabrics

JENY STYLE: lenghtened outlines and transparent fabrics

Unprecedented parliamentary interest in fashion design attracted many members of the Bulgarian Parliament to hall 3 in the National Palace of Culture, where Evgenia Jivkova presented her collection for the season autumn-winter 2001-2002. The seats on the first rows were taken by Vessela Draganova and Liubka Kachakova, Emilia Maslarova and Ginio Ganev, Emel Etem and Kamen Vlahov. The Russian Ambassador Vladimir Titov with his wife also attended the show, wich marked the beginning of the fashion season in Sofia.

Denyl men's fashion - spring/summer 2001 collection

Denyl men's fashion - spring/summer 2001 collection

The collection for season spring/summer 2001 of men's fashion apparel manufacturer Denyl is already available in the company's stores. Denyl offers more than 600 patterns, as the accent falls on decorative seams, imitating hand-made ones.

The 50th Anniversary edition of the Miss Universe Pageant

The 50th Anniversary edition of the Miss Universe Pageant

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.

Fashion house ASTONY Rousse presents its spring/summer 2001 collection

Fashion house ASTONY Rousse presents its spring/summer 2001 collection

Fashion house ASTONY Rousse presents its spring/summer 2001 collection.

The company is established in 1997. The designer of the collection is Antoaneta Vassiliadu.

Smirnoff Fashion Safari

Smirnoff Fashion Safari

On 04.04.2001 in Sofia Fashion Studio Vogue Vision presented its spring-summer 2001 collection on the fashion show called Smirnoff Fashion Safari.

The 19-year old Ivayla Bakalova from the city of Varna became

The 19-year old Ivayla Bakalova from the city of Varna became "Miss Bulgaria 2001"

The 19-year old Ivayla Bakalova from the city of Varna became "Miss Bulgaria" for this year and she will represent Bulgaria in the "Miss Universe" concurs in Puerto Rico.< br />
The jury comprised the president of the Bulgarian Football Union Ivan Slavkov, the sculptor Vejdi Rashidov, fashion photographers, editors, producers. They chose Ivayla Bakalova because of her womanhood and her measures 92–63–88 cm.

Charlino opened the first fashion gallery in northeast Bulgaria

Charlino opened the first fashion gallery in northeast Bulgaria

On 28 February 2001 Charlino opened the first fashion gallery in northeast Bulgaria. Located in Rousse in its own modern building, the Fashion Palace Charlino, the company intends the gallery to attract foreign and domestic interest in the local fashion industry.

To celebrate the occasion, Charlino presented a fashion show featuring the newest collection by the young designer Parvoleta Ivanova. For the show Parvoleta created 16 styles based on leather.