Mercedes Benz Kiev Fashion Days returns for its second season with a much coveted line up of events and Fashion Scout Director, Martyn Roberts, will be there to support the next generation of international design talent.
From 25th - 28th October, fifteen designers will show their SS13 collections in Ukraine to a host of global media and buyers and the impressive line up will include collections from current VFS talent, Anna October, and VFS alumni, David Koma and Lako Bukia.
Alongside catwalk shows and presentations, Kiev Fashion Days introduces 'Fashion Now' lectures to provide industry advice to both emerging and established designers alike. As part of the Fashion Now series of events and seminars, Vauxhall Fashion Scout's Martyn Roberts will join Yvan Rodic, Vogue.it, NJAL, AnOther Mag, L'Eclaireur and Vogue Russia with an exclusive talk on the topic of setting up and building a fashion business.
Ahead of Martyn's talk on 28th October, Kiev Fashion Days catch up with the VFS Director here...
Do you follow the situation on Ukrainian fashion market/ fashion market of Eastern Europe? Where do you see its strong and weak sides?Ukranian fashion is new to London but designers such as Anna October and Ekaterina Kukhareva are showing us that there is new exciting talent emerging.
Do you usually attend local fashion weeks? What are you exactly looking for beyond the borders of world fashion capitals?I always discover amazing new designers when I travel to different fashion weeks. I am looking for something new and fresh - a different way of looking at fashion.
Are you interested in collaboration with Ukrainian designers and local industry professionals?Most definitely. The fact that MBFD is inviting designers and industry leaders to Kiev is opening up new markets and enabling Ukrainian designers and brands to get international exposure and experience.
Keep up to date with the latest news, schedules and events direct from Kiev Fashion Days here.