The Branch Union of Apparel and Textile Industry /BUATI/ celebrated 1 year anniversary with a magnificent fashion show, organized by "Modna fiesta" Ltd. The show took place at hotel "Maritza" in Plovdiv on 09.11.2005.
Their latest collections presented Veni Style Ltd., Iventi Ltd., Fashion house Lucil, Nia & Do Rado Ltd., New Style Ltd., Optex AD, Pierre Ltd., Stratt Ltd., Technical school of apparel Ana May - Plovdiv.
Some of the presentors of the new generation Bulgarian designers grab the attention with an original thinking and striving for copious artistic inventions. Designer Maria Koteva (Maria D’Gatta fashion house) is one of those young creators. By the spirit of the world traditions in fashion, she will present her newest collection spring - summer 2006 during an ellegant review before the end of the year.
In her former proposals, Maria Koteva choses Japanese prints, herbal and animal patterns and both extremes in lenghts – ultrashort and long but with deep slashes. Her favourite fabrics are cotton, natural silk, shiffon and leather. Maria preferes red, blue, green and other colours. Japanease mini dresses with corsets and her personal interpritations of kimono are some of the accents in her work.
Worldwide famous company “Triumph International” got ahead of time and presented to its bulgarian partners and media the newest collection of underwear, swimming suits, swimwear, home wear, nightwear and free-time wear for spring – summer 2006. By manner of the european fashion giants, on 5th august 2005 in Central Hotel Forum, Mrs Dora Black – manager of “Triumph International” (Sofia) and Mr Dirk Muller - production manager of the fashion giant in Munnich, presented to the attendants the newest fashion concept in a showroom, especially organized for the event. The simmingsuits shown at the end of the presentation were unique and a part of them was inspired by the forthcoming 2006 FIFA World Cup.
The fashion show was opened by fashion house "Bobo Zander" near the sea shore. The fashion house that works for Escada and Basler presented its collection Winter 2006. The tourists watched amazed the girls dressed in long cashmere coats, woolen suits and fluffy collars.
The collection was divided in six themes like the six months from the autumn-winter season. A real heavenly garden was shown, full with fresh patterns and playful details. It was a feast for the eyes in the colours of the gipsy symmer. There were also ellegant ansembles with tender golden gleams.
The woolen fabrics were combined with sheer chiffon in the shades of gray-green and petrol. The last models that were presented were in white, the colour of eternity. Designer of the collection is Negoslava Bachvarova.
Academy for fashion closed the fashion season in a magnificent and ritual way. The event took place on 12th july 2005 in Vitosha Park Hotel. The chairmen of the Academy and hosts of the evening Lubomir Stoykov and Donka Ganeva gathered the best Bulgarian creators.
Some of the winners of Golden Needle Award walked on the scene this evening. One representative model of their last collections showed Maria Nedkova, Fani Papadopulu, Jana Jekova, Neli Koleva, Maria Micheva, Evgenia Jivkova for "Jeni Style“, Virginia Zdravkova for “Virginia atelier”, Mariela Gemisheva, Yordanka Chernaeva, Natali Genova, Darina Manchenko, Mira Bachvarova, Irina Sardareva, Georgi Kolev, “Aries Unikat”, “Rila Style”, “Enita”, “Tcanevi atelier” e.t.c.
The Japanese government has started a procedure for post privatization in the country and the worldwide underwear producer “Triumph International” has joined to this large initiative in way, which grasps the attention and burns up the imagination of many people.
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.
For fourth time “Roca” gathered its partners, architects, contractors, business and political elite and friends, united in “Roca club”. Among the invited showed up the names of Prof. Gredi Assa, Prof. Chavdar Popov, Prof. Emil Konstantinov, Silvia Vasileva – vice-premier Nikolai Vasilev’s wife, Milena Milotinova, the actress Janet Ivanova, baroness Mariana Gendovich, Yavor Tcakov, Dimitar Tconev, Dimitar Schumnaliev and tens of representatives of massmedia. The attendants enjoyed the colourful collection and the lovely performance of the jazz – folk duo Stoyan Yankoulov and Elitca Todorova.
The wonderful designs of “Triumph International” underwear and swimming suits together with the original performance of the girls from “Perfect fashion show” from Budapest gave holiday spirits of the 5th anniversary of “Triumph International” in Bulgaria. The event took place in “Kempinski Hotel Zografski” on the 16th of May and gathered outstanding admirers of the comfort and quality of this label products. Among them there were Silvia Vasileva – vise prime minister Nikolai Vasilev’s wife, baroness Mariana Gendovich, Julia Bul, Maria Novack, Olga Usckova, Hristo Kurtev, Minio Staikov, Silvia Kacarova, Irina Florin, Nikolai Panaiotov, Iavor Cakov, etc.
Underwear left behind it’s secretive underwear image long ago and now clearly reflects the personality and taste of its wearer. Attractive underwear makes you feel comfortable and attractive yourself. It’s the first thing we put on and the last to come off in those specially exciting moments. Underwear, now to be seen. And felt!
Punto Blanco stands for comfort and temptation. Sublime Spanish underwear fashion produced in delicate materials which make it feel alluring.
Punto Blanco is a Spanish underwear label which has become a household name. Not yet in Bulgaria, so it’s high time for change by www.underwear-for-you.com , the first Bulgarian webshop for luxury men’s and women’s underwear and official importer of Punto Blanco, 2(x)ist, HOM, Wonderbra, Bellinda, UNNO
What Makes 2(x)ist So Special?
2(x)ist has redefined men's underwear. 2(x)ist is unique in that we focus on emphasizing clean simple lines throughout 2(x)ist collections.
Attention to detail, combined with superb quality and options in style, fabrics, colors and fit are what have made 2(x)ist the underwear of choice for contemporary, body conscious men.
Victoria Unique Fashion House has developed unique neckties in a Microfantasy style that are a suitable gift for Valentine’s Day, honoured by all people in love. These neckties are a masterful combination between the classical forms and the colours of neckties with small heart patterns, symbolising the love lovers share between them. The connoisseurs of men’s neckties can see and order the unique Valentines only on the Internet.
"You can achieve a real furore and a lasting impression by giving the truest male accessory - a Victoria Unique necktie - as a present", the renowned fashion critic Assoc. Prof. Lubomir Stoikov states.
The Bulgarian company Albena Style presents its private label Max Danieli Fall & Winter 05/ 06 collection at one of the biggest exhibitions in the fashion world CPD Dusseldorf woman_man hich will be held between 30 January and 1 February 2005.
The visitor will be able to see beautiful fabrications and magnetic new styles at Stand 9A55 - Hall 9.
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.
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.
Ot Igla Do Konetz / From Needle to Thread / Consulting House published for fifth time the Almanac of Bulgarian Fashion. The new edition is bilingual – both in Bulgarian and English language and is richer in cultural and informative aspect. Almanac of Bulgarian Fashion 2004-2005 / author and composer Lubomir Stoykov / supports the National Campaign for Breast Cancer under the patronage of the first lady Zorka Parvanova – she is also author of the special preface of the new Almanac. In his introduction Lubomir Stoykov analysed the most important events and achievements of Bulgarian fashion design in 2004. For the first time he included an inquiry with leading fashion journalists who answered the question which are the three most serious achievements in Bulgarian fashion for the last year?
Building on the work carried out by the High Level Group for textiles and clothing, the European Commission proposes seven actions to enhance the competitiveness of the European textiles industry ahead of the disappearance of the remaining WTO textiles quotas on 1 January 2005.
On 9 November 2004 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs fashion house Victoria Unique with chief designer Rositsa Parashkevanova presented its latest collection luxurious mens' neckties for the season autumn-winter 2004-2005.
The fashion show attended deputies, ministers and businessmen. Victoria Unique presented the latest fashion trends in neckties. The stripes in the neckties are very fashionable all over Europe. In every-day wear the dark colours prevail. The different shades of black, grey, blue and dark red are freshened with dark pink, lilac or orange. Those are the hottest combinations. The fabrics used are natural silk and polyester.
With a specially designed bridal dress by designer Polia Milanova married Silvia Todorova, the creator and manager of the Bulgarian fashion portal www.fashion.bg & www.fashion.net.
The dress is of two parts - corset made of french lace cordon with Swarovski stones, garnished with roses of crystal organza, and the bottom part is voluminous, type "princess" made of american mat satin and italian crystal organza, asymatrically stitched and decorated with roses.
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.
Bulgarian fashion bookmagazine, National fashion design council and Sunny fashion Bulgaria organize the SECOND NATIONAL YOUNG STYLIST-DESIGNER COMPETITION.
Express yourself in any or all of the following sections: Kids fashion; Sports and leisure teenage fashion; Formal wear, haute couture; Overcoats and leather wear ...
On May 11th 2004 in House 2 of Boyana Residence was held the charity premiere of Lubomir Stoykov’s new book “World Fashion. Part II: USA”. It was under the patronage of Mrs. Kathy Pardew – wife of US ambassador James Pardew. Mrs. Pardew wrote the introduction of the book and specially attended the event and greeted Mr. Stoykov.
The Bulgarian president Mr. Georgi Parvanov send a special greeting letter to the jubilarian: “In all your initiatives you are demonstrating a notable working capacity, creative prolificacy and high professionalism, which deservedly makes you real sculpture and herald of refined criteria. Your nearly 30 years creative work is no doubt an excellent basis for spiritual and aesthetic upbringing, that we all need so much today”. Exclusively was the appearance of the Bulgarian variety prima Lili Ivanova. At the supreme moment she sang “Happy birthday to you” to Mr. Stoykov.
On May 19, 2004 was officially opened the representative boutique for French professional cosmetics MATIS – MATIS Beauty Center. Alfa International with executive director Hristo Petkov is the official representative of the high cosmetics line in Bulgaria. He together with the charming deputy Juliana Doncheva, who is also a muse of MATIS for Bulgaria, cut the band. It was also Juliana Doncheva’ initiative every month by special humanitarian program to be allocated special charity funds. On May 24, 2004 the first donation was made – a video-camera for the school in Madara Village, so the children would be able to impress the very joyful moments of the school everyday life.
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 the eve of the 8 March the young designer from Rousse Parvoleta
Ivanova - Leticia gathered select audience in fashion gallery Charlino in
Rousse in order to present her newest collections "Sport and
Made by order of an Italian-Greek consortium especially for the Olympic games in Greece, the clothes in sport-elegant style are variegated in all colours of the rainbow. They are produced from high quality Italian made jersey and effectively complemented by the designer with jeans elements and appliques. Blouses are worn with mini skirts, which are very hot for the season.
In a few days will be displayed a new collection for
spring-summer 2004 by the famous fashion house
“A-Style” with designer Elena Moskvichova. That will
happen in the prestigious Ryla Hotel in Sofia on March
4th in front of special audience. The designer /she was
nominated for “Zlatna Igla 2002” /Golden Needle 2002/
by the Fashion Academy/, will show over 50 pieces
separated and structured in three different themes.
The first one is devoted to every-day-life comfort and is made by knitted fabrics that designer selected for the first time and combined with lace and mesh. The variety of combinations - skirts and blouses or daily suits with jackets, in that case sleeveless, is great.
The second theme contains two-parts business suits diversified by materials, variety of bright colors and the button up technics. Typical for her previous collection was edging but for spring-summer collection the designer put a special accent on lace and play with little details as lapels, sleeves etc. You can notice eastern motives in some of the suits.
The Bulgarian fashion stand was right next to those of Giorgio Armani on
the CPD woman-man International apparel exhibition in Dusseldorf
Bulgarian designer Virginia Zdravkova for Virginia atelier displayed thirty gowns and wedding dresses - a combination of her last collections “Fata Morgana” and “Derianur”. Layered textures and great variety of colors /champagne, pink with gold, blue with silver and gold, smoked khaki, cacao and leady grey/ made the effect very original.
As we promised, in several articles we present
you the most interesting fashion moments
from the charity premiere of “Almanac of
Bulgarian fashion 2003-2004”. The premiere
was held on November 26th in Inter Expo
Centre under the honourable patronage of Mrs
ALBENA ALEXANDROVA AND THE MIRROR COLLECTION
The Mirror is an autumn – winter – spring collection of the prize-winner of “Golden Pin 2002” and “Roshavata Garga” designer - Albena Alexandrova.
A real mix of designs and materials – wool, silk, leather and satin with sparkling ornamental studs, beads and crystals on dresses. Colors made sense of a high spirit and brought beautiful desires.
On 21 October 2003 in the Fashion House of
the well-known Bulgarian designer Jana
Jekova was carried out a press conference in
connection with her ascertainment that a
design of her has won an award for higher
fashion in Vienna under somebody else’s
The representatives of the mass media were acquainted with abundant photo and factual material that proved unequivocally that the awarded dress is a part of the designer’s autumn-winter 2000/2001 collection (i.e., created before 3 years).
The shop SchuhK!ds offers a special selection of high quality shoes for children. SchuhK!ds gathered the best from the european market for baby's and children's shoes in TZUM, on the 3rd floor.
The shop was opened on the 4th September with a gaily coloured show for the kids that like to have fun and with special presents for their parents.
More than two weeks Elena Tihomirova, "Miss Bulgaria Universe 2003" is a part of the great experience called "Miss Universe". The final show of the competition is on the 3rd June and will be broadcasted live on NBC. In the prestigeous contest this year will take part 72 representatives from different countries.
Two of the preliminary rounds have passed - National costume and night dress. Elena was also interviewed by the jury. The dress, which the Bulgarian participant will wear on the 3rd June on the scene of Miss Universe, is designed by Maria Nedkova. The shoes, with which Elena will step on the unlikely sets of moving platforms, are specially made from the same textile as the dress by the Hinso-Rousse company.
The celebrated designer and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Maya Bogdanova presents fashion in paintings. The forthcoming exhibition “Fashion and Painting” at the French Cultural Institute, due to take place from the 22nd of April to the 5th of May 2003, combines the paintings of Giorgio de Chiriko, Paul Delveau, Frantishek Musica with Maya’s own works. They are made of waterproof fabric, leatherette, aeroplast and linen, the complex geometric shapes are inspired by the art of origami.
The young designer Parvoleta Chavdarova (Leticia) presented her collection spring-summer 2003 "Provocative" for fashion house Charlino on an exquisite fashion show in the city of Rousse.
The collection contains 48 models of formal toilets and teenager garments. The youth models are in sport-elegant style and most of them are influenced by the 60s and 70s of the past century. The collection abounds in clothes with broken up silhouette and provocative vision.
The colour palette is in ecru, beige-brown range of colours and the major part of the models are in stylish white, which would be very hot this season. In 2003 the fair shades of pink and blue are also in fashion.
The fashion show of the Polish designer Teresa Rosati took place in
Warsaw in the Grand Theatre.
Teresa Rosati is a designer of occasional wear and evening wear for VIPs (especially for wives of ambassadors and diplomats from various countries who are on diplomatic posts in Poland).
She says: "Elegance is not only conducive to our well being but also it is a key to viable social and business contacts. It is also prerequisite to success. I design clothes for modern, active women who wish to feel elegant and charming throughout the day. In a nutshell, the clothes I design have three things in common: high quality fabrics, simplicity of the cut, and attractive additions".
Beautiful Snow-whites entertained the guests at the Christmas Fashion show in the Central Department Store TZUM
Irra, Deso from the group D2, Niki Iliev and 20
models from Xground entertained the guests at the
Christmas Fashion Show in the biggest Central
Department store in Sofia on 19 December.
Friends, partners and clients of the store enjoyed the Christmas surprises around the Christmas tree in the first floor of the building. The guests of the party participated in a tombola and received many awards. Photo sessions were also organised, presenting clothes with the brand names of the leading companies, being sold in the store - Tom Tailor, Puma, Tiffany, 7 Seconds, Etere, Nemo, Motor Jeans,
The company "Nia&Dorado" returned recently from Russia, where it presented successfully and
with excellent results its new collection spring-summer 2003 at the fashion fair Sankt Peterburgh "Pen
Expo" held from 1st to 6th October 2002.
Last month the well-known Bulgarian fashion house also successfully presented its collection in a review in the Forum Bulgarian fashion - Plovdiv during the Plovdiv fair.
On 29.10.2002 the company will participate in Pret-a-porte 2002/2003 autumn-winter in Plovdiv.
The 14-year old Tania Sabkova impressed the jury of the competition "Model of the Universe Bulgaria 2002" that took place on 7 july in "Arbanassi palace" near Veliko Tarnovo.
In june in Poland took place a contest "The Designer of the Year" for professional fashion deigners from Poland which are working for the textile industry. The National Chamber of Fashion has been organizing this event for 5 years.
In Sofia especially for fashion journalists was organized the premiere of the new youth line of the famous Bulgarian fashion house Rila Style (winner of three "Golden needles" of the Academy of fashion) - RILA STYLE YOUNG COLLECTION.
The chief designer of the famous fashion house from Plovdiv "Galinel" - Mrs. Galina Dencheva celebrated her birthday in Istanbul in the company of her husband, good friends and successful managers.
Worthy of notice presentation
of Desi Stoycheva on the Artfashion show on Michaelerplatz
Lubomir Stoykov - member of the jury for the Coral Fashion Award
Good symptoms of quality change were noticed on the last edition of Forum Bulgarian Fashion with an honorable chairman Ivan Chalakov and face Emilia Kushvalieva. At the end of March the International exhibition center was again a host of the National fashion review. In their prognoses for the spring-summer fashion a considerable part of Bulgarian masters of sewing and fashion staked on variety, freshness and sporty practical components.
The designer of fashion house Charlino - Parvoleta Ivanova opened the fashion season in Rousse with an exquisite show on 28 February in the fashion gallery of the company.
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.
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
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).
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.