Kyiv Fashion Summit on the 8th of July

Kyiv Fashion Summit was held on the 8th of July at the conference hall of the Aloft Hotel Kiev. The main event of Kyiv Fashion Summit was the conference which consisted of two panel discussions on the following topics: “Ukraine Now: The Role of Creative Industries in Promoting the Country” and “CREATE.Ukraine: Creative Visa-Free Mode in the Fashion Industry”.

Kyiv Fashion Summit was held with the support of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine and the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine.

This was a professional event that connects representatives of international media, foreign delegations of participating countries of the contest and Ukrainian fashion media. The speakers of the panel discussions were representatives of the influential, creative companies and governmental institutions. They demonstrated their successful cases of the international cultural projects.

The expertise of international participants will make it possible to present the developed international experience in the Country’s brand creating and present programs for media, which will facilitate the creation of an information field for the promotion of creative industries of the participating countries.

Masha Tsukanova moderated the conference.

A key component of the successful development of creative industries is the open cooperation between entrepreneurs, government and civil society. No creative product can be created on its own, since creativity requires the ability to combine at first glance incompatible elements, the habit of seeing things from different points of view. “Freeway” for the Ukrainian creative industries means international mobility of artists, increased access to financial resources, exchange of experience and a simplified transfer of new technological achievements. I sincerely believe that the creation of networks and partnerships at the international level, enshrined in joint and inclusive creative projects, will lead to a deeper unity of European cultures, ideas and values, “- said First Deputy Minister of Culture of Ukraine Svetlana Fomenko.


І. “Ukraine Now: The Role of Creative Industries in Promoting the Country”

First panel discussion speakers:

  • Artem Bidenko, State Secretary of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine;
  • Patricia Amfer, representative of The Hungarian Fashion & Design Agency, Hungary;
  • Karin Sepp, representative of  Tartu Centre for Creative Industries, Estonia.

ІІ. “CREATE.Ukraine: Creative Visa-Free Mode in the Fashion Industry”

The main thesis of the discussion is “Visa-free regime is not only about biometric passport, it is also about the ability of thinking, coworking and creating without borders”.

Second panel discussion speakers:

  • Svitlana Fomenko, First Deputy Minister of Culture of Ukraine;
  • Giovanni Ottonello, Professor, Creative Director at IED – Istituto Europeo di Design;
  • Yu Masui, LVMH Prize scout, Japanese journalist, influential international publishers contributor, blogger, famous for his unique style, Japan.