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November 6, 2020

Here is the winner of the IYDC contest!

IYDC – International Young Designers Contest, organized by the Ukrainian Fashion Council with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation in partnership with IED – Istituto Europeo di Design had a record number of finalists this year.

Finalists who are the winners of national young designer contests presented 19 collections from 12 countries: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Moldova, Poland, Slovenia and Ukraine.

For the first time an “independent participant” was invited by the organizing committee who represented the Netherlands and won the contest!

Tess van Zalinger presented her collection Fifteen, that sparked from her dissatisfaction with the way the wedding industry currently operates. Tess felt the need to create awareness in this market, where the focus is on beauty for ‘one-day-only’.

“I have an urge to shake things up, to bring back the symbolism and the heritage of forgotten traditions to the contemporary market. This is why openness and conscious thinking are at the core of how I design”– mentioned Tess when she presented her collection for IYDC.

The collections of the contestants were evaluated by the internationally recognized fashion experts of IYDC jury from five countries: Liana Satenstein (USA), Giovanni Ottonello (Italy), Riccardo Terzo (Italy), Yu Masui (Japan), Philippe Pourhashemi (Belgium), Anna Barr (France).

IED awarded the winner with an IED Summer Course taking place in July 2021