International Young Designers Contest-2019

July 6-8, 2019, Kyiv

One of the largest and most influential international fashion events in Eastern and Central Europe will take place in Kyiv, the second International Young Designers Contest.

Organizers of the contest are Ukrainian Fashion Council and IED – Istituto Europeo di Design.

International Young Designers Contest facilitates cross border exchange of the best practices in the development of young talents and generates strong interest from the prestigious worldwide fashion media to emerging talents of the Region.

Designers from 11 countries: Georgia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Ukraine, and Czech Republic will take part in the Contest. Participants are the winners of national young designers’ contests, festivals, and competitions. Each of them has already proved to be one of the most daring creative young minds, representing their own countries.

International Young Designers Contest is an event that attracts attention to Ukraine and Kyiv as an influential center for creativity, innovation and the development of young talented designers from different European countries.

This year the competition schedule includes Fashion Visual Art Residence cross-disciplinary projects, Kyiv Fashion Summit, an open lecture Shape of color and a show of finalists.

The open lecture on the fashion design and visual arts – Shape of color by Professor, Creative Director of IED – Istituto Europeo di Design and jury member Giovanni Ottonello – will be held on July 6, at the conference hall of the official partner of IYDC – Aloft Kiev Hotel. The lecture is free of charge; everyone can visit it by registering through the link.

Fashion Visual Art Residence will take place on July 7. FVAR is a project aiming to adapt and develop the practice of collaborative creation of fashion visual content. The unique value of visual content is created through the combination of looks of young designers from different countries with a creative perspective and authentic ideas of young photographers. Nine photographers from Ukraine and Europe will combine individual images of designers to show how diverse, tolerant, and talented is a modern multicultural environment.

On July 7-8, Kyiv Fashion Summit will take place, the main event of which will be the round table “Ukraine NOW: the role of creative industries in promoting the country.” This is a professional event, that brings together representatives of international media, foreign delegations of the IYDC participating countries and Ukrainian leading fashion editions. The speakers of the round table will be representatives of creative companies and government institutions that will demonstrate successful cases of international cultural projects. Masha Tsukanova will moderate the discussion. The proficiency of international participants will make it possible to present the developed international experience in building the brand of the country as well as present programs for media, which will facilitate the creation of an information field for the promotion of creative industries of the participating countries.

The Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine and the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine will

support the round table.

On July 8, Gala catwalk show of finalists of International Young Designers Contest will be held in Mystetskyi Arsenal. In the final, the international authoritative jury will determine the one and only winner of the competition.

The prize fund of the contest is $ 10,000 and consists of a grant for the brand development and one studying course in IED – Istituto Europeo di Design.

The partners of the International Young Designers Contest prize fund are Ukrainian Fashion Week, IED – Istituto Europeo di Design and Yelizaveta Yurusheva, a businesswoman, owner of Fairmont Grant Hotel Kyiv and founder of charity foundation “Choosing our future together”.

Partners of International Young Designers Contest-2019:

Kyiv City State Administration

The organizers of the contest are sincerely grateful for the support to Kyiv City State Administration, which for the second time helps in conducting International Young Designers Contest, drawing attention to Ukraine and Kyiv as an influential center of creativity and innovations.


Intergal-Bud, a partner of International Young Designers Contest (IYDC), is a Ukrainian construction company with 16 years of operation in the Ukrainian real estate market. It supports projects that enhance the popularity of our country in the world. The company helps to develop young talents, considering young people the most important potential of the state. “Intergal-Bud” – the future is being built today!

Aloft Kiev

Aloft Kiev is about innovation, the future generation of travelers, the most interesting musical performances, delicious cocktails, and bold design. The Aloft brand always attracts drive and carelessness. The Lifestyle Select Service, a non-typical for Ukraine, attracts attention to Kyiv and sets trends as the International Young Designers Contest does.

Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv та Riviera House

Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv and Riviera House will host an authoritative jury of International Young Designers Contest in an atmosphere of sophistication and comfort. At the hotel guests can enjoy their stay and set on an important mission with first-class service and convenient location. The hospitality of Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv and the Riviera House will be a pleasant memorial to a vivid journey to the capital of Ukraine.

You Vision Creative Group

Looks of the models for the final show will create a team of You Vision Creative Group. You Vision Creative Group is a development and creation of fashionable images for fashion shows, as well as the organization of photo and video shootings for brand development.

On July 8, 2018, in Kyiv, we will witness not only a bright show but also another step to establish Ukraine on the fashion world map. International Young Designers Contest opens the names that will become the future of the world’s fashion industry. The contest will enrich European fashion today and reflect the creative prospects of tomorrow.