Who are the Dryads
Trees have long been thought to house spirits that have some sort of connection to nature and the world around them. These spirits are often conjured up during ancient pagan rituals or transformed by modern folklore, making them appear as dryads. Therefore, in Greek mythology, a Dryad is a nymph who lives in an oak tree. But when it comes down to it, these creatures can be found anywhere and at any time.
Trend Spring/Summer 2019: A yearning for wide, open spaces
Summer is calling and awakening a longing in us for the endlessness of the sea, foreign cultures and vast expanses. The Spring/Summer 2019 collections by the exhibitors of Greenshowroom and Ethical Fashion Show Berlin are an homage to the vast open spaces awaiting us outside of the cities and their invigorating energy and freedom. Typical elements: natural materials, harmonious colour palettes, folklore details and traditional craftsmanship techniques.
Graovsko horo against sedentary at work
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 asymmetric meters of Bulgarian folklore are the key of health
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.
Bulgarian folklore dances are the solution of the sedentary in companies
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.
New daily team building makes the employees healthier and smiley
We talked about the new team-building called FOLKNETIKA – it is the key of the good health condition and happiness of your employees.
Bulgarian magic - the asymmetric meters of Bulgarian horo
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.
How to improve the focus of the employees
The focus of the employees depends on the activity they do. It is known that if you want to stay focused you must change the activities with one another.
Folknetika - the new team building for improving company results
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.
The traditional Bulgarian embroidery is already in Paris
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.
French in Paris crazy about Bulgarian folklore dances
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'.
A men's suits manufacturer has found the key to employee's health - Folknetika
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!
First Annual awards for architecture, construction and design
The winners of the the first edition of the Annual ACD awards, adjudged by InLife Tv and 'Architecture store', were announced during a glamorous gala in Anastacia Residence, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Cartoon series where the characters wear Bulgarian traditional costumes
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.
Men's Fashion Cluster has opened its Amsterdam Showroom with an unique review-spectacle
The Dutch Showroom of the MFC (the first from the European chain that the Cluster is planning to create) was opened on November 16, 2015 in the World Fashion Center Amsterdam. An unique review-spectacle combining Bulgarian folklore and contemporary fashion with traditional Bulgarian embroidery (shevitza) was presented to the audience.
Following the Bulgarian dance in Netherlands
The Bulgarian team of Richmart Vintage is in Netherlands and follows in the footsteps of Bulgarian dance, embroidery and rhythms that truly obey people in the country of tulips. After a strong start to the tour Ensemble "Bulgare" in Holland, Dean Manev, Director of Men's Fashion Cluster and the team of InLIFE are guests of formation Paloina" who practice the Bulgarian folklore.
National Folklore Ensemble 'BULGARE' with first concert in the Netherlands
'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.
Men's Fashion Cluster - an Ambassador of Bulgarian fashion and folklore in The Netherlands
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'.
Fall-Winter 2016/2017 trends: Graphic Inspirations - Mixed references
The latest edition of Première Vision Paris was held September 15-17, 2015 in the French capital. During the event, were presented the key directions in many fashion areas. One of them were Graphic Inspirations. Mixed references are among the themes, which will be very trendy during the cold season of 2016/2017.
Kenzo Spring/Summer 2016 womenswear collection
A voyage often starts from within, seems to suggest KENZO’s Spring Summer 2016 collection: through its print-blocking and multitude of harmonious clashes, it suggests traveling occurs on a daily basis – from voyages to the other end of the world to simply taking the bus to another neighborhood. The designers begin by hijacking a history of ethnic fashion by picking non-Western details – yet refusing to exotify the cultures those are from.
Folknetika - the key to the rescue from sedentary
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.
Sedentary lifestyle is the key risk factor for people's lives and health
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.
Fall/Winter 2015-2016 Fashion trends: Patchwork
Next key fashion trends for Fall/Winter 2015-2016 in women's wardrobe, that we will take a look at, is Patchwork. As you can see, some pieces are totally folk inspired, others - not exactly - but all of them bring the spirit of the hand-made-with-love clothes, which make us feel cozy, protected and loved.
Fall-Winter 2016/2017 Coats fabrics trends presented at Première Vision Paris
We continue our overview of the top fashion trends for Fall-Winter 2016/2017, presented during the latest edition of Première Vision Paris, with the key Coats fabrics...
Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2016 Womenswear collection
A profound respect for the artisanal makes craftsmanship the heart of the house of Alexander McQueen and the collection for Spring/Summer 2016 looks to the people of Spitalfields from the late 17th century, the Huguenot migrants who arrived in London as religious refugees.
Men's Fashion Cluster presented the results of its work with a glamorous fashion and dance show
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.
National Folklore Ensemble 'BULGARE' present Bulgarian fashion and folklore in the Netherlands
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 shows a men's suits collection during the Sofia Fashion Week 2015
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.
Bulgarian folklore in fashion: Apparel, accessories and home decoration with folk motifs
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.
Richmart dresses foreigners in men's suit jackets with Bulgarian embroidery
Not only in Bulgaria, but also abroad, foreigners from all over the world are interested in men's jackets with Bulgarian embroidery. Richmart Vintage presented its latest designs during the MRKET New York July 2015 and they grabbed the attention of many visitors.
Koprivshtitsa 2015: Embroidered men's suit jackets by Richmart
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.
Bulgarian Folklore in Fashion: 'The tree of life'
The ornament is called also 'A cosmic tree' or 'A Kabbalah tree' and is associated with the cycles in nature and life (birth, maturity, death) and connects Earth with Heaven (from roots and trunk to the branches and leaves).
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: Bulgarian folklore is really rich and we don't know what a treasure we have!
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.
Fashion trends 2015: Eastern Folklore inspiration conquers Hollywood
Among the most popular ladies from the world of show business, who like and wear clothes with Eastern folklore embroideries are: Super model Kate Moss, actresses Anne Hathaway, Halle Berry, Camilla Belle, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and singer Adele. And among gentlemen - movie legend Jackie Chan.
A great experience for all fashion lovers during the Festival of Fashion and Beauty 2015
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.
August 2015: National Festival of the Bulgarian Folklore, Koprivshtitsa
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.
European Fashion Forum 2015 - International Conference, fashion show and party
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.
Fashion trends: Men's suit jackets with Bulgarian folklore motifs by Richmart
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.
World Street Fashion Show on May 24
On May 24 all over the world you can see people dancing Bulgarian dances, dressed in modern clothing. This interesting campaign is supported by media in Bulgaria and all over the world and aims to make popular Bulgarian dances.
Bulgarian folklore in fashion: Tanya Ivanova's painted scarves
Tanya Ivanova is a Bulgarian painter. She paints made-to-order scarves of satin silk.
Richmart gives 1 000 men's jackets with the Bulgarian flag on them for May 24th
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.
Made-to-order - The future of the Bulgarian sewing industry
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.
Join the biggest horo in Copenhagen, Denmark!
We are happy and proud to announce that the campaign for popularization of Bulgarian folklore dances all around the world is getting bigger and bigger! The next information comes from Denmark...
Key steps from Bulgarian folklore dances: Hands
The next question that we are going to answer to is 'What do the dancers do with their hands, during the performance? Is it the same for men and women?'. And the answer is 'No'...
Key steps from Bulgarian folklore dances: The Bouncing Step
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...
Top 10 things that you should know about Bulgaria
Bulgaria has a long history and many reasons for pride. From the beautiful nature through the unique folklore dances to the Bulgarian yogurt and wine - here we present you the most significant things that you should know about our country...
Key steps from Bulgarian folklore dances: The Bird Step
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...
Why to choose the folklore dances instead of fitness
If you want to keep the tonus of your body, you definitely have to choose the folklore dances. What is better than dancing?
Key steps from Bulgarian folklore dances: Ruchenitza
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...
The campaign 'I like Bulgarian folklore dances' with an international support
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 beauty of the Bulgarian folklore dances
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'.
Fashion and Folklore hand in hand
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.
An international campaign 'I like Bulgarian folklore dances' - Join us!
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.
Spring-Summer 2015 Fashion trends: Eastern Folklore inspiration
The Eastern Folklore clothing is unique with its colors and forms, motifs and embroideries. That's why some of the world's most famous fashion designers, couldn't resist the temptation to include folklore elements in their Spring-Summer and Resort 2015 collections.
'Overall Contribution to the fashion industry' Award for Richmart
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.
Italian haute couture designer Ivan Donev: You can expect beautiful, beautiful surprises
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.
Bulgarian folklore costumes and uniforms by Meli-M
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.
Interview with David Roubach, founder of Balena, a material science company aiming to transform the fashion industry
Where to produce quality men's suits in Eastern Europe - made-to-measure suits, ready-to-wear suits and CMT