Fashion clothes contest «Autograph»

The fashion clothes contest “Autograph” is held annually at the international festival of vogue Kyiv Fashion.

The contest gives young and creative designers the opportunity to feel the spirit of competitiveness, to demonstrate their art and make a step towards the future.

Besides, the exhibition Kyiv Fashion is a reliable platform for establishment of partnership between designers and manufacturers.

Audience and jury will be in the center of a large-scale event in the fashion world, where young and professional designers will demonstrate their skills and talent.

Annual contest of fashion clothes Autograph held at KYIV FASHION

On the 11th of September in the KyivExpoPlaza exhibition center, the jury summarized the totals of the 15th edition of the fashion clothes contest Autograph. This year, designers from 10 regions of Ukraine and from Belarus presented 23 contest works for assessment by the professional jury consisting of experts experienced in fashion industry of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and the USA.

The contest was segmented into the following nominations: “Fantasy” (contest of one dress), where young and professional designers took part, and the nomination, in which collections of women, men and children wear pret-a-porter were presented. In the latter, participants were divided in accordance with their professional level and age factor: Neo Junior (designers up to 18 years old), Neo (young designers, students of higher educational establishments and graduates up to 1 year), Neo Profi (professional individual designers and trade mark designers).

Works of Neo Junior were distinguished by their direct and positive energy. The jury and the visitors admired the presentation and original ideas accompanied by execution technique. The Marusia collection became the winner in this nomination. It was presented by designers Kateryna Andrushchenko, Daria Dobrovolska and Oksana Kunts.

Bold evening garments with corsets, ethnic ensembles, and collections of outerwear – coats, sheepskin coats, fur products and hattery were demonstrated.

Highly appreciated were modern interpretations of ethnic motifs in the contemporary context. Developed by the creative tandem Double me by Valentyna & Olga Yuziuk, the Ethnic Futurism ensemble, having illustrated the tendency brightly, became the winner in the Fantasy nomination. At the same time, the collection Somewhere Between the Past and the Future by designer Kateryna Heida became the winner in the Neo nomination.

In their works designers had used interesting avant-garde solutions. The very industrial collection Wind of Change by Belorussian designer Anton Yaroshchik, presented in the Neo nomination, was supplemented with unusual men accessories. The collection was highly appreciated by the jury and the visitors as commercially promising, and it won the first prize in its nomination.

Professional designers offered many interesting ideas and technological solutions for the contest. Separately, the jury distinguished the collection Autumn Kiss by Ruslan Khvastov. Meeting the works of designer Anna Shynkorenko and designers of the trademark Mila Nova could be continued at their stands at their exhibition stands and thus see the high quality of their other collections, not limited to the contest products.

In their works the contest participants used preferably natural textiles, as well as embroidery, artificial fur, cutout and prints. One of the most vivid trends was use of felted sheet in creation of clothes, accessories and hattery.

The winners of all 4 nominations received from the organizers the certificates for participation in Fashion Defile Awards and the Young Fashion Line program within the frames of the 30th edition of the International vogue festival KYIV FASHION 2016. The winner in the Neo Profi nomination obtained a certificate for an exhibition stand. Such details as accessories and components are what differs designer collections from others; that is why for development of new successful collections the winners got certificates for development of author components according to individual drafts. The certificates were provided by the contest partner – ethnic adornments manufacturer Skifska Etnika. All contest participants received discount certificates for its services, too. The partners and sponsors of the contest were style studio Terra Viva, network of salons Londa, manufacturer of ethnic adornments Skifska Etnika, and the TV channel for women Maxi TV was the TV partner of the contest.

The event was organized by Kyiv International Contract Fair, Ltd.

Победитель в номинации Fantasy
Творческий тандем "DOUBLE ME by Valentyna & Olga Yuziuk"- "Етнофутуризм"

Победитель в номинации NEO-юниор
Екатерина Андрущенко. Дарья Добровольская, Оксана Кунц - "Маруся"

Победитель в номинации NEO-Профи
Антон Ярощик - "Ветер перемен"

Победитель в номинации NEO
Гейда Катерина - "Десь між минулим і майбутнім"