Category: International Fashion Week

Caroline Hu at London Fashion Week: Wendy Yu Endorsed

With the democratisation of London Fashion Week - quite a few shows are ticketed and open to the public - The Business of Fashion has invited their fashion community to…
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Top 3 Designers At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia SS19

When you think the Fashion Week season has ended in Paris, think again. The rest of the world still showing their SS19 collections. From Klaipeda in Lithuania a couple of…
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New UK Visa Route Dedicated to International Fashion Designers

Brexit has created a lot of uncertainty in the fashion industry in the UK and outside the UK. Will the British industry be able to keep without the major workforce…
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Emerging Designers at Pitti Uomo You Need to Know

We looked at the extensive list of brands at the Italian menswear tradeshow to select 5 emerging designers at Pitti Uomo this season that you need to know before you go.…
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Go East: The Emergence of New Fashion Capitals

by Ieva Zu, Founder & Editor, Fashion Bloc Interesting things are happening in the fashion industry. You may still be talking about the head-carrying models at the Gucci AW 2018…
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7 Emerging European Designers we love at the LVMH Prize Finals

The 2018 edition of LVMH Prize finals in Paris ended with the major Fashion Week calendar. Twenty finalists, young brands or recent fashion design graduates, were presenting their collections to…
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Eastern European Showroom Brings Emerging Fashion Designers

A well known Lithuanian fashion festival FASHION INFECTION (Mados Infekcija) which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year is launching a new project - Eastern European Showroom. With a strong…
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Paris Fashion Week: Where Chanel meets Emerging Brands

Paris Fashion Week just ended with the likes of Alexander Mcqueen, Chanel and Louis Vuitton reining the catwalks on the last days of the Big Four fashion week season. The…
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Beyond Dolce and Versace: Top 6 Upcoming Designers from Milan Fashion Week AW18-19

Milan Fashion Week has just ended with Queen Paris on stage this week and next. Although still often skipped by some fashion industry insiders, Milan has become an interesting scene…
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DZHUS Escapism: Ukrainian Avant-Garde is a Real Thing

What springs to your mind when you think ‘avant-garde fashion’? Yohji Yamamoto? Rick Owens? Rei Kawakubo? You should add Irina Dzhus to your list. Ukrainian avant-garde designer has been consistent…
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London Fashion Week wrap-up: the rise of the emerging designers

London has long been known a hub for seeding fashion talent, through their leading fashion schools, and nurturing the best of British [based] brands by an active support mechanism of…
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Marta Jakubowski, who did you invite to your catwalk show?

‘Do you know the designer?’ – asks a colleague on the bench next to me at the BFC Showspace at London Fashion Week pre Marta Jakubowski AW18 official catwalk show.…
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LFW kicks-off with Vivienne Westwood’s pop-up fashion protest

The actual launch of London Fashion Week has started not with a Press Conference somewhere at the 180 Strand but with a public celebrity-stud peaceful fashion protest in Knightsbridge. On Thursday, a…
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Mummy moment at Paris Couture Week

If once becoming a mother might have been the end or a prolonged pause in your career, today, motherhood is celebrated as a natural life cycle, even on the catwalks…
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Three (Still) Fresh Menswear Designers We Loved at Milan Fashion Week

They say menswear is dead or is it? With Milan Mens Fashion Week just over, we must say that men's fashion is alive and kicking in Milano with the usual…
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Top 5 Looks from Tbilisi Fashion Week SS18 in Photos

Tbilisi has become a real fashion hot spot. After spending their days and nights at the main fashion weeks, fashion editors from major publications, such as Vogue, Elle, WWD, Fucking…
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Gosha’s Generation: The Street Style of Millenial Russians

It’s been just a couple of years since the rise of the now eponymous Russian lux streetwear designer Gosha Rubchinskiy and his iconic friend-stylist Lotta Volkova, the Russian fashion crowd…
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Rebranding disability: Bezgraniz Couture brings fashion to the next level

Mercedes-Benz fashion Week Russia SS18 is one of the last fashion weeks of the season and I am always looking forward to seeing Bezgraniz Couture collection, developed in collaboration with…
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Polish designer Klaudia Markiewicz takes Brooklyn by storm

Last week, Polish designer Klaudia Markiewicz with her team landed in New York. It was the first time a 27-year-old visited America, the first time she showed her collection to…
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Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week kicks off: Wear your tampons wise

You might have heard about fashion from recycled leather scraps, upcycled denim or general textile waste. What about tampons, salmon skins and Nespresso capsules? Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week may not…
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Why Paris is attractive to Emerging designers?

Emerging designers or not, even fashion editors would normally say ‘Paris, obviously’, when asked what was their favourite fashion city of the season. Paris Fashion Week SS18 has just ended,…
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WINNER: Polish designer Klaudia Markiewicz goes to New York

Celebrating emerging talent from upcoming fashion capitals, namely, Central and Eastern Europe, we are proud to present a 27-year-old Polish designer Klaudia Markiewicz as a winner of our competition that…
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6 Eastern European designers you need to know from London Fashion Week

It’s been a week since the last shows at London Fashion Week. Naturally, we still remember the cocktail-filled tunes of the closing parties. It’s always nice to sit back and…
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NYFW review: Georgian designer at the CAAFD show (PHOTOS)

By Arnoldas Smitas (NYC) The Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers (CAAFD), in collaboration with iFashion Network presented several showcases during New York Fashion Week (NYFW), including a collective showcase on…
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Top 10 designers at the Ukrainian Fashion Week SS18

Ukraine has not abandoned its title as the fashion capital of Eastern Europe. Quite the opposite, starting the official schedule of SS18, Kyiv is growing stronger season by season. Last…
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Honest review: What’s it like for a designer at Berlin Fashion Week

Berlin Fashion Week, the first one on the International Fashion Week calendar, ended last week. Yes, that means that the SS18 season is officially open. Thousands of hopeful independent designers…
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Diversity is not an issue at the Odessa Fashion Days

Somewhere by the Black Sea, that's where your Cruise season starts. True to life – Odessa Fashion Days is one of the best locations to showcase Cruise collections for aspiring…
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What will happen after the Graduate Fashion Week?

Each year fashion world welcomes more than 4000 fashion design graduates. There are over 30 universities and private schools in the UK only preparing fashion designers. The majority of them…
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Odessa launch: M.I.A. meets Ukrainian fashion

A new campaign by Mercedes-Ben featuring M.I.A. Celebrates Ukrainian fashion. Launched at Odessa Fashion Days - one of the many international fashion weeks supported by Mercedes-Benz group, a video campaign…
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Top 3 Fashion Designers to watch at MBFW Tbilisi

by Viktorija Martinenaite Since the launch in 2015 MBFW Tbilisi, each year attracts dozens of fashion industry professionals and receives a lot of international attention. MBFW Tbilisi is organised by…
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Riga Fashion Week review curated by Latvian fashion model Vinita Vilcane

by Viktorija Martinenaite The 26th Riga Fashion Week kicked off on March 28th. Local and international fashion designers presented their Autumn-Winter 2017 collections. Riga Fashion Week is organised by the…
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3 womenswear designers we loved at Belgrade Fashion Week in Serbia

Last week, Serbia was in the mode of AW17. Southern-Eastern European fashion designers brought their latest collections to the capital Belgrade. We discovered a handful of great Serbian brands (watch…
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The Fashion Week is not Over: MBFW Russia

By Viktorija Martinenaite and Ieva Zu When you thought that Fashion month has ended in Paris a few weeks ago the main event in the Russian fashion calendar MBFW Russia…
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New Fashion Faces from Eastern Europe Everyone Is Crazy About

by Viktorija Martinenaite The month-long fashion show season has ended in Paris. Each season brings new collections but also fresh faces on the catwalks. Brand endorsement is one of the…
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Top Picks at International Fashion Showcase LFW 2017

London is home to international designers; this is obvious with the ever growing International Fashion Showcase. Today is the last day when you can still visit IFS at Somerset House,…
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IFS 2017 Opening Party: First Impressions

On Thursday night, London Fashion Week has officially started with several parties across the city. One of them – International Fashion Showcase IFS 2017 at Somerset House. Showcasing designers from…
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TOP 10 Looks at Ukrainian Fashion Week FW 17-18

The 20th anniversary of Ukrainian Fashion Week FW 17-18 in Kiev just marked a new era for Ukrainian designers. Newcomers have become trendsetters, national heritage elements have been masterfully blended…
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Fashion Bloc Edit: Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days

By Laura Gedvilaite and Ieva Zu What is a fashion city of tomorrow? Might it be Kiev in Ukraine? Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days is the first international fashion week to…
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Kim is wearing it, Kendal is wearing it – everyone is wearing Eastern Europe

2017 started with at least three major fashion (and not) celebrities wearing Eastern European designer brands. According to Vogue, fashion from Eastern Europe is not going anywhere in 2017. Eastern…
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Hello Romania: Flesh and Glitter at Bucharest Fashion Week

Bucharest Fashion Week must be the last fashion week on the calendar for SS17, just over a month till the next season Men's shows will start in 2017. On December…
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Gosha who? Russian Fashion Designers that are actually popular in Russia

London, Paris and New York might still be crazy about Gosha Rubchinskiy, but he is definitely not the only Russian fashion designer to know. Surprisingly, in Russia, Gosha is not…
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Top Ukrainian Designers from Dnepr Fashion Weekend

Last month I travelled to Ukraine to explore Eastern European fashion (you can check my adventures in this article). I was invited by the organisers of Dnepr Fashion Weekend to…
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Behind the scenes of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia (Photos)

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia is an exciting fashion extravaganza every season uniting a variety of womenswear, menswear and childrenswear designers from Russia and Eastern Europe. We have an exclusive opportunity…
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Overview: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia SS17

By Evgeniya Ratnikova and Ieva Zu Once a regional Fashion Week, today Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia is an international fashion event attracting dozens of respected titles, counting over 50 this…
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FASHION BLOC TOP 3: MERCEDES-BENZ FW CENTRAL EUROPE

by Viktorija Martinenaite If we look at the emerging fashion scene in Central Europe, Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week Central Europe (!) in Hungary is the one to look at. The fashion…
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NATASHA ZINKO SS17 SHOW: A HOUSE PARTY LIKE NO OTHER

by Viktorija Martinenaite Ukrainian- born, London-based designer's Natasha Zinko collections and shows keep surprising every season since her precious debut on the fashion scene. This time, the designer presented her Spring-Summer…
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TOP 3 DESIGNERS AT MERCEDES-BENZ KIEV FASHION DAYS S/S 2017

by Viktorija Martinenaite Ukraine's biannual international fashion week aka Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion days started on Thursday, 1st of September. The fashion event was founded in 2010 to help Ukrainian designers…
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10 YOUNG CONTEMPORARY FASHION BRANDS FROM EASTERN EUROPE

by Ieva Zu First of all, let’s define what’s Eastern Europe. In this particular case, Eastern Europe is a geopolitical term to describe the East of the European map and…
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ULYANA SERGEENKO FW16-17: SOVIET NOSTALGIA OF THE 60S

by Viktorija Martinenaite Kazakhstan-born, Russian-based fashion designer Ulyana Sergeenko entered Haute Couture world four years ago. Her signature style - a feeling of nostalgia for the Soviet past. Last Week, she presented…
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FASHION BLOC VISITS LITHUANIA: EXCLUSIVE FROM LAURA DAILI SS17

By Laura Gedvilaite and Ieva Zu On a sunny afternoon last Thursday, Lithuanian designer Laura Dailidėnienė - “Laura Daili” presented her SS17 summer collection in Vilnius. With few contemporary fashion designers having…
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TOP FASHION MODELS FROM EASTERN EUROPE

With fashion weeks travelling around the world this and next month and London Fashion Week sparkling in the city already, we see many beautiful women on the catwalks. Without them…
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YOUNG GEORGIAN MODELS PRAISED BY VOGUE

There was quite a lot of great fashion and beauty, of course, going on around Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi (MBFWT) that took place from 6 - 9 of May. Beautiful Georgian models have…
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HERVE LEGER LOVES TBILISI FASHION

Mercedes-Benz Tbilisi Fashion Week has just ended with international media and famous guests talking about how good is Georgian fashion, even without Vetements  and Demna Gvasalia in the picture. On…
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TOP 5 DESIGNERS FROM LITHUANIAN FASHION WEEKEND

Text: Laura Gedvilaite The annual Lithuanian fashion festival "Fashion Infection" took place in Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre on 18-19 of March. Among the veteran fashion designers and emerging talents from Lithuania there…
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MY FASHION PICKS AT INTERNATIONAL FASHION SHOWCASE

by Ieva Zu This year International Fashion Showcase (IFS) at London Fashion Week, discovering and promoting young fashion talents from across the world, hosted designers from far East (Egypt, UAE…
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INTERNATIONAL FASHION AT LONDON FASHION WEEK

London Fashion Week will be welcoming its 5th season of International Fashion Showcase, IFS16 ,this month. Sommerset House will become a house for Fashion Utopia, which is a theme of…
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ULYANA SERGEENKO HAUTE COUTURE SS16: WHEN PARIS MEETS RUSSIA

Kazakhstan-born, Russian-based couturier and street-style star Ulyana Sergeenko showed her Haute Couture SS16 luxurious collection in Paris on Wednesday. It is only her seventh collection to date but she has…
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HAUTE COUTURE DESIGNERS BEYOND CHANEL: FROM SYRIA TO KAZAKHSTAN

French Christian Dior, Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier; Italian Schiaparelli, Giambattista Valli, Atelier Versace; Lebanese Ellie Saab and Zuhair Murad – these are the Haute Couture fashion names every fashion veteran…
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FASHION BLOC EDIT: BEST OF BELGRADE FASHION WEEK

Do you know any Serbian fashion designers? Yes you do! Roksanda Ilincic is a Serbian chic. Who else is Serbian? Rita Ora, but you knew that already. We are in…
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10 EASTERN EUROPEAN DESIGNERS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

Fashion is an ever-changing game with new players coming in, old players leaving it, or all playing together trying to find their own individual comfort zone. Eastern and Central European…
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POLISH FASHION WEEK: TOP 6 BY FASHION BLOC IN PHOTOS

Łódź (yes, that is exactly how it’s spelled) is the third largest city in Poland with a population of 700.000+ and is apparently a fashion capital of this Central European…
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TOP 5 FROM LONDON FASHION WEEK

It’s over – fashion crowd left for another city. London is fashion week no more. And it was spectacular – the weather was mostly good, the venue was new and…
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MERCEDES-BENZ PRAGUE FW: FASHION BLOC TOP 3 IN PICTURES

Some Fashion Weeks around Europe take place even before the major four (NY, London, Milan, and Paris) hit the catwalks. One of them is Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week. According to…
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STREET STYLE AT KIEV FASHION DAYS

It has been a while since I praised Ukrainian fashion. This is the time of the year again – just a couple of days ago Kiev was hosting bi-annual Mercedes-Benz…
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HOW TO FIND EASTERN EUROPE ON A FASHION MAP

by Ieva Zu I have started my collaboration with The Huffington Post today. I will be blogging about fashion, arts and culture in relation to my favourite subject - emerging…
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FASHION MAPPING: BLOSSOMING GEORGIA

Georgia is a transcontinental country based on the verge of Europe and Asia. Exotic and attractive, rich in nature and culture. Apparently, also becoming rich with exceptional and distinctive fashion…
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