On 09 October 2022 Nu Boyana Cinema Center in Sofia hosted the fashion show Fashion Forge in Rome. The fashion show brought together dozens of local and international designers, who presented their collections on the Roman decor in the Nu Boyana cinema center, transformed into a catwalk, immediately before the spectacular concert of the rapper 50 Cent.
The international exhibition for textiles and fashion TextailorExpo 2022 will take place from October 27-29, 2022 at the Plovdiv International Fair. For three exhibition days, companies will have the opportunity for a presentation and B2B meetings. Within the framework of the exhibition, the TexTailor Expo team, together with partner professional organizations, prepared an accompanying program of seminars and events for maximum benefit to the professional world of the textile and fashion industry, as well as the Leather sector.
The textile, clothing, leather and footwear (TCLF) industries employ 80,000 workers in Bulgaria. However, employment has gone down by 20% in the past four years which is a concern. Social partners discussed the challenges and opportunities of the new EU Sustainable Textiles Strategy and focused on both environmental and social sustainability.
The first fully virtual European Cluster Conference brought together more than 900 stakeholders, policymakers, cluster managers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to discuss and share current and future priorities for cluster policies and developments to support sustainable industry development and interregional cooperation, and to build connections between Europe’s value chains, clusters and ecosystems. Silvia Kabaivanova, Chairman of Bulgarian Fashion Association and editor-in-chief of Be Global Fashion Network, made a speech about How clusters can strengthen the European economy in the textile sector.
Teilor invites you to discover the splendour of authentic precious stones in its new concept store in the beautiful town of Sofia, in Paradise Center, with an elegant and inovative design, a precious universe made of gold, diamonds and the most beautiful gems. The pieces chosen for the shop window will carry you to a precious universe charged with emotions, femininity and sensuality.
The White Label World Expo is now just two days away! Taking place on the 27th & 28th of November at the ExCeL London it is set to be the white label and eCommerce event of the year! Alongside the unrivaled educational features you will be able to network with industry leading exhibitors including Hermes, Riot Labs, and the Department for International Trade. We also recommend you to visit stant 1478 of the Bulgarian Fashion Association, where you can source clothing and accessories Made in Europe by Bulgarian producers.
Professional forums are of leading importance for every business sector. In 2019, from 25 to 27 September, the textile industry branch will gather for the second consecutive year at Inter Expo Center, where TMT Expo will be held. The Forum will welcome the visitors with even more innovations and technologies, as well as with almost 25% increase in the exhibition area.
For the second consecutive year the representatives of the textile sector will gather in Bulgaria. From 25 to 27 September, the second edition of the exhibition TMT Expo will take place at the International Expo Center in Sofia. The Forum will build an ecosystem to present trends in materials, machinery and technology in the textile industry, building professional contacts and sustainable business.
YAOK Group China celebrated their 10 year anniversary in the exclusive newly opened Bulgari Hotel in Shanghai and on this occasion they gave awards for the best retail companies operating in the Chinese market. The list of winners included top companies such as Cartier (most powerful luxury Brand in China), Chanel (most creative fashion company), Gucci (most innovative jewellery line), Hermes (most creative events) to name a few.
BVLGARI hosts a red-carpet gala to reveal its new boutique on Frankfurt's prestigious Goethe Strasse
Red-carpet, invitation-only, dress code “Italian glamour” party attended also by JeanChristophe Babin, Princess Lilly zu Sayn Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Nadja and Cosima Auermann, Lena Gercke, Aylin Tezel and Lars Burmeister
For the opening night of the 67th Berlinale, Bulgari hosts its exclusive “Night of the Legend” party, welcoming celebrities and VIPs to enjoy a sparkling night with legendary jewels.
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).
The First International TOC Conference in Bulgaria was held on 08 and 09 June in RIU PRAVETS RESORT, organized by TOCICO and Richmart. Be Global Fashion Network was the main media partner of this event, taking place for the first time in Bulgaria.
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.
elf-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives. We gain a sense of self-efficacy when we see ourselves mastering skills and achieving goals that matter in those skill areas. This is the confidence that, if we learn and work hard in a particular area, we'll succeed.
Using a variety of hands-on and thinking exercises, lecture, and discussion, this Theory of Constraints (TOC) Flow and Decision Making Using TOC workshop provides an understanding of TOC flow and focus concepts in a variety of environments beginning with operations.
Projects are more and more a critical factor in business. Many companies sell products that are created through projects (e.g., machinery and special equipment, construction, software) or sell services (e.g., equipment maintenance, engineering, and healthcare).
The Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization (TOCICO) announces a 2-Day workshop conference to be held at the Pravets Resort in Pravets, Bulgaria on June 8-9, 2016, featuring Keynote speakers, Round Table discussions and TOC Workshops.
Bulgarian #1 tennis player Grigor Dimitrov is your favorite sportsman in BGFN Readers' Most Stylish Men April 2016 voting.
World famous tennis player Grigor Dimitrov is the current leader in Most Stylish Men April 2016 - Category Sport
Grigor Dimitrov is the most successful Bulgarian male tennis player, both in terms of ranking reached - world No. 8 (achieved in 2014) - and prize money won - $6 million.
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.
Five days ago, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a two-piece skirt suit by Bulgarian designer Petar Petrov during a charity event in London. Petar is a tailor at EPONINE - a bespoke womenswear brand, famous for its elegant garments in the styles of 50s and 60s.
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 official award ceremony of the most elegant Bulgarians for 2015 took place on December 10 in Vitosha Park Hotel .
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.
'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'.
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.
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.
Bulgari launched its newest High Jewellery collection entitled Italian Gardens during Paris Haute Couture fashion week.
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.
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.
Rositsa Venkova and Gabriela Kazakova - students at the Apparel high school in Ruse, Bulgaria - had a huge success during the fashion show for the presentation of their Spring-Summer 2015 collection. Both girls already have national recognition for their talent - their garments have won first place award during the Panorama of the Professional education in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
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.
This Monday /18.05/ the top designer Sofia Borisova from Bulgaria, will go to Milan where she was invited by the famous Italian designer Eddy K. On 22 and 23 May he will present his latest collections for 2016.
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 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.
Richmart Ltd respects and prices copyright of each artist. Each designer retains copyright over their own model. Richmart Ltd has no right to reproduce, manufacture or use the proposed models as their own without the consent of their authors.
The Embassy of Pakistan in Sofia, Bulgaria, in coordination with the European and Bulgarian fashion institutions, organized a high profile cultural event named 'Fashion & Design in Spectacular Pakistan', at the National History Museum, Sofia, on Friday, January 30, 2015.
Bulgarian fashion designer Veselka Krachunova will present her label's latest collection during the 6th edition of Fashion Week Las Vegas (16-20 February 2015).
Bridal dresses 2015 by some of the world's most famous fashion houses at 'Brilyantin' Wedding Center
2015 Bridal collections of White One by Pronovias Fashion Group, Enzoani, Demetrios and Modeca are already available at 'Brilyantin' wedding center in Burgas, Bulgaria.
Inspired by the beauty of traditional Bulgarian dances, the leading manufacturer of men's made-to-measure suits Richmart starts a National contest for Folklore dances and fashion 'Richmart Fashion Show'. Everyone who loves Bulgarians folklore and fashion is welcome to take part in the project.
After the presentation of Kristo by Richmart coats collection, Bulgarian hip-hop singer Kristo, continues his work on innovative projects. In the beginning of the month he presented his latest song 'Fast life' - a hip-hop track in combination with traditional Bulgarian dances.
In addition to its exhibiting weavers offer, Première Vision presents a space dedicated to knitwear experts at Hall 6 South.
The platform dedicated to creative flatbed knits brings together hall 6 south international knitters, as well as spinners, knit studios (at Indigo), and machine manufacturers: four complementary activities dedicated to the development of knit collections.
For those who want to study fashion design in Europe we created a list of 30 of the best schools in Europe, where you can receive quality Fashion design education (ordered alphabetically by the name of the countries).
From June 8th to 11th 2014 Goldratt Marketing Group organizes the international conference TOCICO, which will be attended by about 500 people from over 50 countries – owners and top managers of world famous companies.
The Men's Fashion Cluster is invited to be official producer of made-to-measure men's suits for some of these gentlemen. The funds from the sales will be donated to charity.
Fashion designer Axel Hardy (Axinia Hadzhieva) creates unique and cutting-edge clothing made of personally developed yarns from organic cotton, linen, silk, soy. Her garments present Bulgaria in Europe's fashion world for years. In December 2013 the models were shown at the exhibition in O2 Arena in London, UK.
101 Private Line is a manufacturer of ready-to-wear clothes for men, according to a strictly French know-how. The brand has a shop in Jerusalem, Israel.
Representatives of 101 Private Line were on a visit to the Richmart men's suits factory in Ruse, Bulgaria and shared with us some thoughts about men's fashion in Israel and Jerusalem.
From now until December 11, 2013 runs online voting in the national competition 'Building of the Year'. As supporters of the Bulgarian fashion and apparel industry, we at Fashion.bg undoubtedly support and will vote for the new factory of one of the largest manufacturers of men's suits in Bulgaria - Top Man Ruse, which is recently popular with brand Richmart.
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.
Irina Lazova from Bulgaria has been selected for 'The Lycra - Future Designer Award'.
She graduated from London College of Fashion in June, 2013. Previously, she has a BA in Public Relations and considerable experience in the field of advertising. These activities have helped her to build her design style, modern and bold, but still focused on the consumer interest.
Her collection, which participates in the race, is described as' luxury sportswear "or sportswear for non-practising women.
We present models prom dresses 2013 of the Bulgarian fashion designer Mira Bachvarova. With the coming of spring fashion blossoms. If you want a new image - charming and fascinating, you can find it in the online shop of the designer. In the online store every day you can see new original models. Interesting and original garments for ladies with bold unique style!
Days before the spectacular show of Romantika Fashion on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the brand, the top designer Sofia Borisova revealed the face of her Anniversary Collection. This is the business woman Yordana Dimitrova, Missis Bulgaria 2012.
The Bulgarian brand Avin boutique presented its first collection in France, where the collection was sold out for two days. This is a huge success for the Bulgarian fashion brand.
The collection is named "A day with a Star", the model of the collection is Aglaia Vassileva. A representative of Avin boutique said that for them this is a tremendous recognition by French women and they already prepare a new collection, even better than the last one.
Caramella Fashion is a fast growing fashion brand and offers a great variety of colours and sizes. It proposes a wide assortment of dresses, tops, blouses, overalls, skirts, pants and coats.
The emphasis in the collections is on the most effeminate clothing, her majesty - "The Dress". The designers of the brand believe that there is no more appropriate clothing, which emphasizes the beauty and delicacy of the female body and comfortable to wear at the same time.
In the fashion show at the official ceremony of rewarding the most elegant Bulgarians – BG Fashion icon 2012 – were presented the newest collections of FEDE fashion studio, MOHITO and fashion house Junona. A special mini collection presented also the talented students of Prof. Lubomir Stoykov and Assoc. Prof. Mariela Gemisheva – Rafaela Rafaelova, Boryana Nikolova and Nikolay Bojilov.
Lili Ivanova, Alexandra Raeva, Anelia, Orlin Pavlov and Dr. Angel Enchev – those are the most elegant Bulgarians for 2012 according to the electronic magazine „Fashion Lifestyle Magazine” with Editor-in-chief Prof. Lubomir Stoykov.
The new winners of the prize “BG Fashion icon” for 2012 were chosen after online voting of the readers of the magazine, as well as from 40 leading Bulgarian lifestyle journalists and the editors of the magazine.
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.
Take a look at collection Fall/Winter 2012-2013 of the Bulgarian brand for men's fashion Styler.
A big variety of machine knitted sweaters, long sleeve blouses, shirts, jeans garments, trousers, jackets, suits as well as accessories - scarves, hats and gloves offersStyler for the Autumn-Winter season. The main colours used are blue, lilac and red. The models are in sport-elegant style.
On the threshold of autumn, when the summer remains a memory and autumn and winter dictate changes in our wardrobe, the young Bulgarian designer Evgeni Petkov-Eugenio presents us his new collection for Autumn-Winter 2012/2013. Yes, once again it is Eco and represents some of the strongest fashion trends for the autumn-winter season - Eco fur, black leather, baroque lady and knitted sweaters!
True to its style the popular Bulgarian fashion brand Daphne offers for Spring/Summer 2012 elegant women's clothes with the always in fashion flower prints and the characteristic for the season bold colours.
In order to be in line with fashion trends you can choose your outfit from the brand, which more than 20 years have been pursuing higher standards in the quality of their models.
We present to you the new Spring/Summer collection of the Bulgarian fashion brand STYLER!
The collection includes sport-elegant to very elegant garments. There are clothes for every style and taste. You'll find original models in the fashionable colors for the season . Different colors and different types of fabric are combined in an original way in the models. Many prints and embroideries are used.
We present you the collection of the Bulgarian fashion house Polisha for Spring-Summer 2012 with designer Poli Petkova, shown at the Festival of fashion and beauty Varna 2012.
The brand offers designer clothes for the modern woman. A woman who is sensual, sexy and with her own style.
Collection Spring-Summer 2012 of the Bulgarian fashion house "VETEIDA" that was shown at the Festival of fashion and beauty Varna 2012, is an inspiration of the modern woman, for which innovation, dynamics and happiness from life are moving powers and clothing is their manifestation.
The designer of the models is Vessela Vassileva, owner of fashion house "Veteida". The colours that dominate in the collection are black, white and light blue.
The new collection of the Bulgarian designer Mira Bachvarova is inspired by the Bulgarian symbol - the Lion
The Bulgarian designer Mira Bachvarova presents her new collection 'Legend for the lions', which is inspired by the Bulgarian historic symbol, that exists in the national emblem of the country - the lion.
The photo shoot is made in Sofia on the Lions` Bridge. Photographer is Dilyana Florentin.
Festival of FASHION AND BEAUTY is the biggest and most prestigious fashion forum in North-east Bulgaria, which provides a possibility for different fashion brands /Bulgarian and foreign/, to present their collections to a specially selected audience. By tradition, the host of the forum is Grand Hotel Varna, and the organizer – Fashion Agency VIP Fashion Group.
This summer will be colorful and full of prints. For those who think "nothing new under the sun" I will say that although trends repeat each year, this summer the patterns on the clothes are different and memorable.
For example, stripes - they are not boring and monotonous, but a combination of thin and broad lines and different colors. They can be vertical, horizontal and even diagonal. We can see them in the collections of many designers worldwide. The Bulgarian brand Daphne also offers original combinations of stripes in different colors. Stripes have been successfully combined with other geometric shapes, which is also very trendy.
Cold days approaching and we are all eager to know what should we add to our wardrobe for the new season. Fashion trends for autumn/winter 2011-12 are cheerful and promise to keep us away from the depression of the cold months. There are several trends for the season which you should consider upgrading your wardrobe.
Black, dark blue, brown and gray are part of the color palette. In the classic combination of black and white, every woman radiates elegance and business style. To bring you good spirit and to break the classics, we provoke you with green, orange, red and electric blue – a little freshness in autumn and winter months.
This evening in London took place the contest Miss World 2011, which had a record number of participants - 122. The crown of Miss World 2011 won the 21-year old beauty from Venezuela Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares, 179 cm. Her runner-ups are from the Philippines - Gwendoline RUAIS (2nd place) and Puerto Rico - Amanda PEREZ (3rd place). The top seven finalists were from Korea, Venezuela, England, Philippines, Puerto Rico, South Africa and Scotland.
The story of the beauty from Venezuela Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares is like a fairy tale. At the age of 8 years she became an orphan, when her parents died. Ivian was raised by the nuns in a convent in Tachira and was named Sora Ivian.
The fashion compass of many fashion designers this season points East. Louis Vuitton, Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera and Celine - all of them included in their collections elements, resembling copies of Japanese, Chinese, Thailand and Vietnamese national costumes. The Bulgarian fashion brand Daphne, which is always in line with fashion trends also drops a hint at far East with elegant blouses with Japanese flowers and stylish belts on the waist. If you want to bring in your wardrobe some exotics and diversity, get the elegant blouses of Daphne.
The Bulgarian fashion brand Denyl presented its new collection in a non-standard way. The clothes were painted on the bodies of the models.
We have used to see the new designer collections at traditional fashion shows, where nice models pass on the catwalk and show the new trends. Yesterday in Sofia took place a non-standard event. For the first time the models did not wear the clothes, they were painted on them. "Our aim was to make the clothes live. Everyone can dress a model and make it walk back and forth. But not everyone can make the clothes live", explained the organizer of the event and author of the idea Mariana Germanova.
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.
During 2011 the Bulgarian pop-folk singer Sofi Marinova celebrated her 15 years professional anniversary. The gypsy pearl went a long way to turn in one of the most loved singers in Bulgaria.
For her concert Sofi changed a lot of dresses made by Romantika Fashion House. She chose 17 dresses of the house's last collection, named DIFFERENT, with designer Sofia Borisova. The dresses are made by nature fabrics - cotton chiffon, organza, satin and Spanish taffeta. The Bulgarian singer fixed on colors like black, white, turquoise, Turkish blue, silver, coral and violet.
An impressive fashion show – work of the graduates from "Design and architecture" department, module "Fashion", was presented in Sofia hall “Florimont Expo” on 6 of February.
Under the theme "(R)Evolutions" the fashion graduates demonstrated their creative works – collections of 6 models each, designed and constructed by the students.
On 5 and 6 February, 2011 for the third time will be held wedding exhibition BALKANICA
Balkanica wedding expo is a major trade show which displays the trends in Bridal and groom Fashion in the Balkan Region. A unique event in Bulgaria, organized by EXPOLINE company will traditionally took its place in the capital's Sheraton Hotel. As every year the exhibition will bring together again leading companies of the wedding industry in Bulgaria and other countries.
Bulgarian fashion designers presented their collection at the Couture Paris fashion week shows.
On the catwalk met humor, fantasy, feathers, lace and crystals. Together with the Portuguese designer Andre de Pessoa, the Bulgarian designers Livia Stoyanova and Yasen Samuilov showed their unusual ideas.
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.
The scent of Bulgarian roses will allure you in the new fragrance of the luxury perfume brand Issey Miyake.
In Paris everything is different. Even a cloudy day in November is capturing with a mysterious and enigmatic radiation. Privacy and seduction are the two key words that describe completely new fragrance "L'Eau d'Issey Florale", which was presented in the French capital.
We present to you photos from collections for Fall/Winter 2010-2011 of more than 25 Bulgarian fashion companies.
The garments, available for the season are practical, with clean and elegant line. From these collections you can judge the level of Bulgarian fashion at the moment, having in mind that we mainly present ready-to-wear garments. We plan to publish a separate article about formal and bridal designer collections.
The aim of this article is to hear your comments – the actual producers and designers and people who buy Bulgarian clothing.
Textile and apparel industry in Bulgaria is the second most important industry (after tourism) for the country’s economy. This industry includes around 3000 small and medium companies, which employ approximately 170 000 people. According to some research, in 2009 the occupied in the production of clothes in Bulgaria are specialized mainly in the creation of lady’s store clothes – trousers, skirts, jackets, dresses, blouses, shirts, top garment...
Coralia is a trade mark of designer Veneta Vassileva. This year, on June 15 the fashion house turned 20 years of presence on the Bulgarian market and presented its anniversary collection on 11 June during the event "Fashion evenings 2010"
The brand clothing – casual and formal, is addressed to the modern and business woman. The clothes are comfortable, refined with good line, combination of branded textiles and accessories and high quality workmanship.
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.
The traditional charity fashion show "Spring in Moto-Pfohe" gathered almost 34 000 leva - a record in the 14-year old history of the event.
This years edition of the spring Holiday of beauty, organized for the 14th time from Moto-Pfohe and Bulgarian Red Cross, took place in the National Archaeological Museum in Sofia. With the slogan "Contemporary mosaic" the defile presented the creative individuality and nonstandard look at the wardrobe today of 18 young designers - bachelors and masters from the National Art Academy, "Fashion" specialty.
Viewers chose the most dignified married Bulgarian to present our country in the world competition "Mrs World" 2010.
Iva Shtereva is the lady, voted by the viewers of NTV to present our country in the world competition "Mrs World" 2010 in Korea.
She participated in the National campaign for most dignified married Bulgarian organized by Yanenka Lyutzkanova "Mrs. Bulgaria World 2003", Svetoslav Yordanov, director of Mrs. World for Bulgaria and Dr. Rumyana Marinova - "Mrs. Globe 2004" .
Lazarina Stefanova grabbed the crown "Seniora Belleza Millennium" 2010 in the contest for married women, which was held in Santo Domingo and was declared the most beautiful woman of the Millennium.
Lazarina, who is Mrs. Bulgaria World 2009 was competing for the crown with beauties from 36 countries on 5 continents. Winning the title Mrs. Millennium is the biggest win of a Bulgarian woman on international competition so far.
2002-2006 was a period of intensive development of the sewing industry in Bulgaria in relation to investments in modern technological equipment. The number of the people employed in the industry are correspondingly - Bulgaria /170 000/ and Romania /280 000/. In 2007 Bulgaria and Romania entered the European Union and the customs tariffs were removed. In 2010 the present business situation requires short production series, high quality, competitive prices, and fast delivery terms.
RICHMART INNOVATION – the aim of the congress is to bring together Western Europe and the confection and fashion industry of the Balkans. It is also an opportunity for designers – the people without whom fashion creation would be impossible.
Today, on 15.02.2010, the models of Expose Model Agency - Yulia Yrevich, Gerry Doncheva and Emanuela Badeva, are departing to their participation at the Dubai Fashion Fiesta 2010.
For the presentation of the new collections are invited 16 world-famous professional models such as Miss England, Miss Germany and Miss India.
The supermodel from Visages fashion agency Tanya Ilieva took part in the unique fashion shows of the designers Alexis Mabille, Georges Hobeika and Dany Atrache at Paris Fashion Week, (January 24 - 28, 2010).
Special guests of the exclusive fashion show of the designer Alexis Mabille was the editor-in-chief of the fashion bible VOGUE Anna Wintour, Dita von Teese etc.
Vesselina Pentcheva understands what women crave and with her intuitive flair she combines the skill and artistry of tradition with up to the minute design.
Born in Bulgaria she presented her first fashion show in her hometown of Russe at the tender age of sixteen. In 1993 Vesselina moved to South Africa to study at the Gordon Flack Davidson Academy of Design, where she gained a mastery of the classical techniques of couture and graduated as top student in 1996. Marianne Fassler who inspired her sense of freedom and creativity then hired her as assistant designer.
On January 21 in Geneva, Switzerland was held the EcoChic Geneva fashion
show at the European headquarters of the United Nations. Julia Jurevich
the creation from the Bulgarian designer Evgeni Petkov.
Key fashion and government figures met in Geneva for a two day seminar during this international year of biodiversity to support the world's biodiversity and sustainable fashion.
he company Hugo Boss has announced that it will shut down it's headquarters
in Brooklyn in April and most probably will move it's production in Romania,
Turkey and Bulgaria.
After these changes, 300 people will loose their jobs, reports Cleveland.
Company representatives refused to comment on the statement of closing the production in the U.S. but made it clear that they have compensation packages for the 300 employees who will remain unemployed.
Beauty contests are becoming more and more popular as they are always accompanied by a lot of glamour, beauty and emotions. They give a chance to many young girls to show their beauty and talent and start they modeling career.
With the presentation of magnificent evening gowns and the round in bathing suits, those contests are very attractive for the spectators and they gain a big popularity. A lot of them turn in a grandiose show. An unforgettable spectacle was the contest miss Varna 2009, organized by VIP fashion group agency.
23-year-old representative of Gibraltar Kayane Aldorino was chosen as the most beautiful woman in the world for 2009.
The ceremony took place on 14 November in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The leggy brunette, dressed in white-lace evening gown, was crowned as silver confetti rained down onstage around her. Miss World 2008 " Ksenia Suhinova gave jeweled crown to the winner.
In the glamorous world of Bulgarian fashion, designer Jana Jekova is
like... Felini in the cinema. Something big, spectacular, fantastic and
bold... For the 25 years of work she achieved a lot.
She is three times winner of the award "Golden Needle", given by the Bulgarian Academy of fashion, for several years she was creating the toilets for the "Miss World" Bulgaria contests, she has been an official designer of "Miss Bulgaria".
Tsvetelina Borislavova and Miro are the most elegant Bulgarians - they
received the prize "BG FASHION ICON 2009" by the 30 members of the
commission, comprising of fashion journalists, selected by the popular
online edition "Fashion Lifestyle Magazine" with editor-in-chief prof.
Diana Lubenova and Dimitar Berbatov are the prize winners from the online voting of the readers of "Fashion Lifestyle Magazine". Juliana Doncheva is "BG FASHION ICON 2009" in the category "editorial award". Fashion.bg was a member of the jury. Special awards to the "icons" were given by many sponsors.
On 12 December in Sheraton Sofia hotel was held the XVI-th Ball of Top Models. The entrance was with invitations and prices between 95 and 175 euro. Among the guests was the 86 year-old Julia Bul (Julia Hristova), who draw everybody's attantion with her toilet in scintillate blue and gold, in contrast with all ladies, wearing classic black and white.
Missis Bulgaria 2009 Universe Elena Karakoleva was wearing a toilet of My Lady. She arrived with the owner of the Bridal Fashion boutique Anelia Petkova, who represents the brand My Lady in Bulgaria, in a 12 meter Hammer.
VIEMA is established in 1995 as a designer brand and manufacturer of outerwear.
The strong classic appeal of the brand has earned broad appreciation and
popularity and has long become a fixture in the wardrobe of the people with
affinity to smart wear.
The company manages its own manufacturing site in the city of Pleven (North Central Bulgaria). Its adaptable size makes possible a flexible planning process and better quality control to ensure outstanding final product.
At the beginning of the year, with a magnificent ceremony on the stage of Rainbow Plaza, Antonia Petrova was chosen as the most beautiful Bulgarian woman for 2009.
Antonia is 25 years old from the town of Pernik. Speaks fluent English and Russian and has two higher educations in the field of international economic relations.
On December 12, Antonia will be able to demonstrate her intelligence and ravishing charm in the world's biggest beauty competition Miss World '09.
The prestigious title was given to Blagovest Anev top model of ЕS line Models
and Svetoslav Manolov from the city of Sandanski.
The best models of Bulgaria 2009 Women became Nina Angelova from Yoanna Art agency and Diana Ivancheva from Expose models.
Bulgaria will be hosting the 22-nd edition of the world contest for professional models Best Model of the World 2009 and has the right to present two models on 11 December 2009 in the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, hall 3.
Julia Jurevich, Miss Bulgaria 2007, will present our country at the world fashion exhibition in Geneva
During the new photo session Julia was dressed in amazing knitted bridal dress. It is designed by Evgeni Petkov, who will present Bulgaria at the Eco Chic forum – a world fashion exhibition, which will be held in Geneva. 43 fashion designers will take part in this forum. Among them will be the famous designers Rick Owens and Diane von Furstenberg.
Evgeni Petkov's models are inspired by Bulgarian folklore. The dress, which he will present, was specially made by 100% natural fabrics. The knitting dress is unique because it was made by natural wool with linen lining. It is arranged with Eco-cotton tracery from Germany.
At the beginning of the year Stanislava Stratieva-Koleva was selected to be the
most beautiful married Bulgarian for 2009.
She is 32 years old from Stara Zagora. She is married and has a 2-year old daughter. She is a journalist and in 2006 she was named the "Most stylish worldly person" from the media.
On 22 November Stanislava will show her intellect and charm in the biggest world contest for married ladies "Mrs. World".
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.
Bulgarian fashion brand Doychinoff will take part in Paris' fashion week this
year for the first time.
“Co-evolution occurs when two or more biological species influence each other to their evolution.” This sentence is on the top of the new catalog cover of designer Maria Doychinova, which presents her last collection, named Symbion. “It is symbiosis between arts and fashion. We worked with two artists Iskren Iliev and Iliana Nagel. We make one closed circle , in which on one side their paintings were inspiration for me, and at the other side created huge paintings 2x2 metres, connected with my collection”, explains Doychinova.
As we promised in the previous article of bgfashion.net we will present you the collections of the designers and fashion houses who took part in the Day of Bulgarian fashion in Rome. The final evening, dedicated to Bulgarian fashion design was organized by Mrs. Jana Yakovleva, chairwoman of the Bulgarian-Italian cultural association Phoenix and Prof. Lubomir Stoykov – chairman of the Academy for fashion.
The world fashion chanel Fashion TV will start to broadcast from Bulgaria in autumn.
A party in the Sunny Beach resort was organized in honour of the future channel start.
Guests of the event were Orlin Goranov, Kalina Koceva - editor-in-chief in "Bliasak" magazine, Yana Tabakova - editor-in-chief in "Beauty" magazine, Natalia Karayaneva - furniture "Varano", Todor Slavkov, Rumen Boyadjiev, Diana Velikova and Deyan Petrinski from Expose Models.
The green eyed beauty from Dve Mogili left some days ago for the Bahamian islands,
to present our country in the 58th issue of the world competition "Miss Universe" 2009.
The 19-year-old Elitsa who won 2nd place of "Miss Bulgaria" 2009 is a graduate of the NSFA "Philip Kutev" in Kotel.
She is training professionally national dances and during her free time is drawing and swimming.
In two consecutive articles we will present you the collections of the designers and fashion houses who took part in the Day of Bulgarian fashion in Rome. The final evening, dedicated to Bulgarian fashion design was organized by Mrs. Jana Yakovleva, chairwoman of the Bulgarian-Italian cultural association Phoenix and Prof. Lubomir Stoykov – chairman of the Academy for fashion. This project is an immense result, born from the common efforts of Sofia Municipality and Rome Municipality for Bulgarian-Italian cultural exchange and cooperation.
Pronovias - the leader on the world bridal wear market demonstrated high class during the fashion show, held in the Catalan capital Barcelona. Over 2000 special guests and official representatives of the brand from all over the world enjoyed the work of the indisputable geniuses – Valentino, Elie Saab and Manuel Mota.
New design, perfect cut, especially created fabrics and tender pastel colours will delight future brides.
The Bulgarian brand Jullia Kontogruni was invited to participate for a second year in Bucharest fashion week with main media partner Fashion TV. During the fashion show miss Romania walked in a wedding outfit of the fashion house. Jullia Kontogruni presented their boutique and wedding dresses, with embroideries and hand sewn stones and exquisite stays. The fabrics are from the most luxurious and limited selections of world famous brands, mainly silk, French and Italian laces, tulle, organza and satin.
On 13 and 14 June 2009 in Grand hotel Varna, St. Konstantin and Elena thiumphed fashion and beauty. The eight edition of one of the biggest fashion events in Bulgaria - "Fashion evenings" gathered those who appreciate beauty on a fashion show, which presented collections of famous Bulgarian designers and fashion houses, as well as importers of quality garments and accessories.
The fashion show was held with the kind stewardship of Grand hotel Varna and with the support of its general director Mr. Ivan Portnih. Official sponsor were the cigarettes Merilyn Slims. Producer of the event is Ekaterina Toneva, Mrs. Bulgaria World Beauty 2007, the organization and performance is made by Amalia Tincheva. The major media partner was the Bulgarian fashion directory Fashion.bg, which celebrated 10 years since its creation.
The designers' duo "Bipone", "Golden needle 2008" owners for the best young designer proved again that they deserve this award.
The students of New Bulgarian University succeeded in two weeks to provoke the media. After they were between the eighth finalists from whole Austria on the fashion competition "Ringstrassen Galerien Designer Award", they presented their collection glamorously on the last fashion show in Hilton hotel in Vien.
On the grand fashion performance the talented Bulgarians made the fashion specialists seriously to reestimate the value of Bulgarian fashion. Between the 500 official guests were the Bulgarian ambassador in Austria Radi Naidenov and the director of the Bulgarian Culture Institute Borislav Petranov.
In an eccentric and exciting review show in Hilton hotel, the Bulgarian "Triumph Inspiration Award" 2009 finalist was chosen.
The designer's creation "Day and night" of the winner Iskren Lozanov has been inspired by 20th century art genius Pablo Picasso. Iskren Lozanov is a 3rd year bachelor in the National Arts Academy (NAA).
He won a six-week training in "El"-magazine, Bulgaria, and a unique opportunity to present our country in the final of "Triumph Inspiration Award" 2009 world, which will take place in september in Milano.
Bulgari celebrated its 125th anniversary by inaugurating its first-ever retrospective exhibit in the prestigious Exposition Palace of Rome. It will remain open to the public from May 22 to September 13, 2009.
The "Between Eternity and History: 1884 - 2009" exhibit will cover the most significant phases in the history and evolution of Bulgari design, from the opening of the first store on Via Sistina in 1884 to the present day.
In May 2009 the make-up artist of Bulgarian stars - Kiril Chalakov celebrated
his 15-year work anniversary.
He organized for his partners and clients through the years an elegant presentation at the Sheraton Sofia hotel, called “La vie en rose”.
There he presented his album "Kiril Chalakov 15 years beauty", which includes selected photos of twenty of the most popular women in Bulgaria.
Many surprises expected the guests of the event.
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.
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.
Wouldn’t it be nice if savvy people could meet in chic, casual venues and experience the taste and tradition of other cultures?
An Exciting Evening at the Embassy of BulgariaProfessionals in the City, a Washington, DC-based organization with over 100,000 members, hosts a myriad of social events, from sunset kayaking to Carnaval 2008 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
On July 27, Pros in the City hosted “An Exciting Evening at the Embassy of Bulgaria” in the Nation’s Capital (USA) at the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria. Guests were welcomed by a delightful embassy staff and ushered into a sizable room decorated with Bulgarian artifacts, where a buffet-style dinner of ethnic cuisine was tastefully presented.
Forum Bulgarian Fashion 2007 traditionally was held in the resort St. Konstantin and Elena at the hotel complex “St. Elias”.
The most famous Bulgarian models as Magi Zhelyazkova, Tedi Velinova, Violeta Zdravkova, Jasmina from the Nova TV show “Deal or not”, Boryana Shehtova took part in the fashion show. All they have presented formal dresses, every-day apparel and swimwear of top fashion brands.
The famous top model Iren Onteva led the fashion show.
The studio of the bTV fashion show "Mirrors" turned into a glorious stage where the most trendy solutions for this summer season were presented. They were designed by many and famous Bulgarian and foreign brands.
This fresh and colorful fashion show was a part of the "Golden needle" gala-eve held by the Bulgarian Fashion Academy.
In a couple of articles we will introduce you to some of the most interesting fashion trends.
Bulgaria was one of Europe’s fastest growing apparel producers in 2006. However, most of the textile and apparel sector is in need of investment. There are a handful of modern manufacturers, many of whom are owned by foreign companies. But the vast majority of companies are small to medium sized enterprises which are already operating at full capacity. These firms face a number of obstacles to growth, most notably a lack of added value and a limited supply of short-term finance. Now that Bulgaria is a member of the EU, the industry faces a number of opportunities for development, spurred by: easier access to the EU, its largest export market; harmonised legislation with the EU; improved opportunities for training and networking; a fixed exchange rate against the euro; reductions in the grey economy, in working practices and in corruption; better availability of short-term finance for capacity expansion and modernisation of technology; improved attractiveness to potential investors; an increase in the number of jobs; and higher labour productivity.
DIANA LIROT opened its new representative boutique at 82 Vitosha Blvd. in Sofia. The fashionable dictator Evgeni Minchev, the TV leader Desislava Banova, Mrs. World 2004 Rumiana Marinova, the TV leader of Labirinth Simona, the folk diva Andrea and many business ladies were guests of the event.
The suits of Diana Lirot were presented by the models from the BG Models agency.
DIANA LIROT is specialised in the manufacturing of suits for the business woman. It works with high quality materials and follows closely the fashion trends.
The most expensive football player in Bulgaria - Tiago Silva from Brazil, who will play in the Italy next season, was the attraction in the show for the opening of the new shop Bobo Zander sport, situated in the prestigeous shopping center TZUM.
He entered the role of a model together with the girls from "Ogledala" and received the applause of the guests of the event.
Five of the most wanted Bulgarian women defiled with dresses, inspired by the five-star AVON cosmetics
Five of the most wanted Bulgarian women awarded with the prize "Miss" have presented the unique collection of AvonStyle. The collection was dedicated to the newest five-star Avon cosmetics.
The winners of Miss Bulgaria, Miss Universe and Miss Europe who took part at the fashion show were: Tanya Karabelova, Rositsa Ivanova and Yulia Yurevich. They presented 15 dresses of young Bulgarian designers. The young talented designers were chosen among all the participants in a competition of "AvonStyle Academy". Their unique models were inspired by the moto of the most luxurious Avon cosmetics "The real woman beauty is hidden in her individual style".
Albena Aleksandrova won for the 3rd time Golden needle prize awarded by the Bulgarian Fashion Academy.
This was the conclusion when the direct electronic voting of the 36 jury members was closed.
The other winners are:
"Zebra" - for the fashion house of the year; Angel Tsvetanov – for the fashion photographer of the year; Kiril Chalakov – for the make-up of the year and the pop singer Irina Florin – for the most successful debut of the 2006th.
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 creative tandem Bilyana and Petar living and working in Vienna, will open their first atelier in the downtown of the Austrian capital city.
Both Bulgarian designers are known as “Bipone“.
The opening date is February, 15th. All the connoisseurs of this fashion tandem will take the chance to visit „Bipone Design Atelier“ where they will find unique, hand-made toilets.
For the first time one Bulgarian fashion brand, namely ARISTON S, dared to get together so much famous people among the Bulgarian high life and also provoked so big media interest. During the press conference Nikolay Sinabov, the General Manager, announced the forthcoming company projects. He proclaims the intention to work together with the top-designer Jeni Jivkova and Gala – the fascinating top-leading face of „You have mail“ show on Nova TV.
Designers from Bulgaria created unique toilets for Barby doll. The dresses were shown on special exhibition at The City Center of Sofia during "The Internacional week of Blonds". The president of The Russian Busines Club-Olga Uskova and the president of The Internacional Blonds Association-Natalia Stolyarova were the kind founders of event. In the end there was carried out a charity auction where many dolls were sold. Funds are meant to children from "Nadezhda" orphanage.
Dressed by Astella Atelier, Galena Dimova - Miss Bulgaria-World 2006 is getting ready to conquer the competition "Miss World 2006" in Los Angelis. Author of the unique dress is the designer Alya Milusheva.
After analysing Galena's skin, hair and eyes the designer chose a toilet designed in peach and turquoise colours with a slight golden spice. She also considered the competition requirements, which don't tolerate quite uncovered dresses and a lining of natural skin colour should be used under any transparent materials. The dress outlines the body shape and the fabric falls down airily with skin caressing.
The competition "Miss Bulgaria 2006" chose for its designer Alya Milusheva-Dimitrova and Astella Atelier. The candidates for the prestigeous title were dressed in 36 unique toilets designed by Alya. The famous designer was also in the jury of the competition.
For the first time in the history of the competition for queen of beauty it took place in Plovdiv, not in the capital Sofia.
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.
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 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.
"Miss Bulgaria 2002" is Teodora Burgazlieva from the city Pomorie. The beauty of VISAGES MODELS AGENCY was born on 5 September 1985 in Pomorie. She is 175 cm high, weighs 54 kg and her measures are 90 - 62 - 92.
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.
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.
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.