10.02.2017

All-Ukrainian competition of young designers and prêt-à-porter fashion show supported by the organizers of national-scale event «Ukrainian Fashion Week» will be held in Kharkiv.
Kharkiv City Council initiated holding these events.

Competition of young designers will be held before the fashion show. Applications will accepted after the second half of February, and the winners will present their collections on the podium. The program consists not just a demonstration of best looks (images) of Kharkiv and famous Ukrainian designers, but also the work of show-rooms, charity auction and other social events. The organizers of «Ukrainian Fashion Week» are ready to consult Kharkiv during «Kharkiv Fashion» preparation.

Head of the investment development and image projects divison of the Department for family, youth and sports Victoria Grtska-Mirgorodska informed today (on the 10th of February) during a discussion of planned measures, that a project is realized in frames of the approved Kharkiv City Development Strategy 2020.

According to her, the purpose of these activities is to support young designers, to attract investors, and develop fashion light industry, as well as creating the cluster, which will be engaged into its development. The competition and fashion show will be the first steps in the implementation of a long-term project.

Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Italy Mr. Marko Toson, who took part in today's discussion, told the following: «I am willing to cooperate. I am ready to engage Italian clothing manufacturers, fashion designers. But it is necessary to develop light industry in Kharkiv, meet students-designers needs to help them reach a higher level. Kharkiv reminds me Italian city of Padua. I would like to make our cities develop partnerships. I think together we can realize a lot of interesting projects».

Events of «Kharkiv Fashion» will be held in the city in late April.

Watch out for announcements, contest and learn more details in social networks and on the website «Invest Kharkiv» which became a platform for effective communication between potential investors and the municipality.

Source: www.city.kharkov.ua