Last week we traveled to Kyiv to attend the second edition of the International Young Designers Contest (IYDC), one of the largest and most influential international fashion events for emerging talents in Eastern and Central Europe.

Organized by the Ukrainian Fashion Council and IED-Istituto Europeo di Design, the event saw collections from 10 countries: Georgia, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Ukraine, and the Czech Republic. All of them are prize-winners of national competitions in their countries, which ensured the objectivity in the selection of the contestants and their high level of creativity.

Anastasia Padalka was the winner at this edition of the International Young Designers Contest, selected by an International Jury: Giovanni Ottonello – Professor, Creative Director of the IED-Istituto Europeo di Design (Italy); Riccardo Terzo – Vogue Italia contributor, member of the editorial team at Vogue Talents, freelance-stylist and fashion-editor (Italy); Liana Satenstein – senior fashion editor at (US); Yu Masui – LVMH Prize scout, Japanese journalist, contributor of leading international fashion media, blogger, known by his signature style (Japan); Adriano Batista – editor-in-chief at Fucking Young!, fashion editor at VEIN Magazine (Spain); Eduardo Garcia – founder and director at Fucking Young!, CEO at VEIN Magazine (Spain); Philippe Pourhashemi – fashion couch, journalist, stylist, Metal, Behind The Blinds, A Shaded View on Fashion contributor (Belgium). The prize includes a $10,000 grant for the development of her brand and a course in one of the programs at IED-Istituto Europeo di Design.


Take a look below at the menswear collections presented during this event:


Borbála Ferencz


Ionuț-Florentin Piscureanu


Karl-Christoph Rebane


Katrin Aasmaa