Designers

BALKAN FASHION WEEK

5-9 June 2017

Nu Boyana Film Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria

5 June 2017 (MONDAY)

17:30 – Official opening of the exposition “VINTAGE“ by Albena Aleksandrova, London street

18:30 – Press Day – Official opening of the Showroom, Studio 3

19:30 – Artistic Installation NUDE (Greece), London Street

20:30 – Individual Show Totally Erected (Bulgaria), London Street

20:45 – Individual Show Errors of Youth (France), London Street

21:00 – Networking Party, London Street

6 June 2017 (TUESDAY)

16:30 – Workshop – Myra Postolache “Management Strategies for Emerging Designers”, Studio 3

18:00 – Fashion Installation M2V (Bulgaria), Castle

18:45 – Artistic Installation 8IGB Community Clothing (France), Saint Paul Cathedral

19:30 – Runways, Saint Paul Cathedral

AVP by Krasimira An (Bulgaria)

DIG Athens (Bulgaria)

Enigma (Bulgaria)

Maria Queen Maria (Bulgaria)

YANN (Bulgaria)

20:30 – Artistic Installation Lilian Edwards (Bulgaria), Saint Paul Cathedral

21:30 – Networking Party, Saint Paul Cathedral

7 June 2017 (WEDNESDAY)

16:30 – Workshop – Jolita Manolova “Visual Merchandising & Styling”, Studio 3

18:30 – Artistic Installation Madame Demode (Croatia), Castle

19:30 – Runways, American Village

AVENEW (Greece)

National Academy of Art (Bulgaria)

New Bulgarian University (Bulgaria)

LAS ZEBRAS (Greece)

20:10 – Individual Show LUCY (Bulgaria), American Village

20:30 – Zonta Club of Saint Sofia Installation “Fashion against Violence”, American Village

21:30 – Networking Party BknFW & Zonta friends, American Village

8 June 2017 (THURSDAY)

16:30 – Workshop – Tania Mazzoleni “Fashion Buying”, Studio 3

18:30 – Fashion Installation Ivanka Hristova & Radina’s Flowers (Bulgaria), Cuba

19:30 – Runways, Cuba

Anita Petrova (Bulgaria)

BoryanaPetrova (Bulgaria)

Catch Michelle (UK)

Diacheli (Bulgaria)

Penelope Ralli (Greece)

20:30 – Individual Show CK Fashion Studio (Bulgaria), Cuba

21:00 – Networking Party, Cuba

9 June 2017 (FRIDAY)

18:00 – Fashion Installation Yana Konjagulova (Bulgaria), Saint Paul Cathedral

19:00 – Runways, Saint Paul Cathedral

Athena (Greece)

Banderol (Bulgaria)

Bogomil (Bulgaria)

MP Design by Megi Petkova (Bulgaria)

Provocative & Plik (Bulgaria)

20:00 – Fashion Installation Nefelia (Greece), Saint Paul Cathedral

21:00 – Individual show of Abed Mahfouz (Lebanon), Saint Paul Cathedral

ABED MAHFOUZ DESIGNER

Special Guest of BALKAN FASHION WEEK

FASHION MEETS CINEMA

5 June — 11 June 2017 Sofia ( Bulgaria )

Balkan Fashion Week​ will be held from 5h until 9th June 2017 and ASVOFF9 from 9th until 11th June at Nu Boyana, the biggest film studios from Eastern Europe. The 2nd edition of Balkan Fashion Week ​will be composed and curated around the theme ‘Fashion Meets Cinema’, reason why fashion icon ​Diane Pernet ​chose Balkan Fashion Week for the International Launch of A Shaded View On Fashion Film Festival 9th Edition. During this 6-days of festival at Nu Boyana Film Studios, starting with 5th of June, more than 25 fashion shows and fashion installations will be showcased in the sound stages replicas like New York Streets, London Streets, Cuba, Arabian Streets of Nu Boyana Film Studios, 100 films will be screened at ASVOFF, the world’s first film festival dedicated to fashion, style and beauty. With an approximate area of 30 hectares. Nu Boyana Film Studios are owned by one of the longest-running independent film companies in Hollywood, ​Nu Image and Millennium Films​, and over the years they’ve serviced hundreds of feature films, including big-budget movies like Criminal,The Expendables 1, 2 and 3, London Has Fallen, 300: The The Rise Of An Empire, The Black Dahlia, Killing Season, Conan, The Way Back and Kon-Tiki.

Abed Mahfouz​​ will come to Sofia for Balkan Fashion Week like Special Guest after several years showing in Rome and New York City, to show his Spring Summer 2017 Haute Couture collection in St. Paul Cathedral Set at Nu Boyana Film Studios. Born in 1956, Fashion designer Abed Mahfouz was raised in the arms of a modest family in Lebanon. Being surrounded with all what is takes to become a designer – fabrics, threads, scissors and foremost family members that work in tailoring, Mahfouz decided to enter the enticing world of fashion. After joining his older sister in designing and making evening gowns, Mahfouz recognized his true fervor for fashion, in which, led to the birth of the Abed Mahfouz brand. Mahfouz commenced his career with solely designing intricate and refined bridal gowns for the in vogue and graceful woman. In 2001, after the success of “Al-Halimah” – meaning “The Dreamer” – his very first private wedding collection; Mahfouz moved on and joined the world of Couture. In 2002, Abed Mahfouz showcased his first Couture collection during Fashion Week in Rome, “Alta Roma”. Mahfouz was one of the first Lebanese designers to join Alta Roma, and continues to showcase his Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter Couture collections there. Due to his true compassion for the city of Rome, Abed Mahfouz showcased his Couture collections in some of the city’s marvelous landmarks – Villa Borghese, Arco Di Constantino and the Santo Spirito. In 2009, Abed Mahfouz added a new addition to his brand – a luxurious evening ready-to-wear line designed to savor his woman with a new taste for the brand. The ready-to-wear collection was launched during New York Fashion Week, a thriving product that continues to receive international coverage and recognition. In a fairy athmosphere, ​Abed Mahfouz​ takes us back to a time of opulent femininity with hand-made fabrics for the SS17 Haute Couture collection at Nu Boyana Film Studios, during Balkan Fashion Week.

Balkan Fashion Week – 2016 

Albena Alexandrova, Bulgaria

Tsvetomir Petkov, National Academy of Arts, Bulgaria

Nelly Koleva, Bulgaria

AVIN, Bulgaria

Deina Brentjens, Bulgaria

Elena Alexy, Bulgaria

Nevena Jordanova, National Academy of Arts, Bulgaria

Maria-Viktoria Petrova, National Academy of Arts, Bulgaria

Veteida, Bulgaria

GO by Gjorgieva Olgica, Macedonia

Young designers presented by National Academy of Arts, Bulgaria

Savo Pavleska, Romania

BANDEROL, Bulgaria

Dimana Vidinova, National Academy of Arts, Bulgaria

Teodora Spasova, National Academy of Arts, Bulgaria

AMNESIA, Hungary

Fashion Studio Milena Veliova, Bulgaria

ModaLab, Bulgaria

Fashion Hause Ne Ra, Bulgaria

CHARA Unique Fashion Studio, Bulgaria

FAUST Fashion, France

Rafaela Rafaela, Viktoria Raikova and Ivan Ginchev, National Academy of Arts, Bulgaria

Fashion Gallery Esil Duran, Bulgaria

Moontie, Turkey

Tonena, Bulgaria

Angelin Popski, Accademia Del Lusso, Italy

Boriana Vatova, Accademia Del Lusso, Italy

Young Designers presented by Accademia Del Lusso, Italy

Mihaela Teleaga – Catch Michelle Brand, London, UK