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01.10.2018 | Альбина Весина

II International Fashion Forum

From October 4 to 5, the ARTPLAY SPb Design Center with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia and the Government of St. Petersburg will host the II International Fashion Forum. The event involves constructive communication between representatives of fashion retail, designers, heads of departments, leading light industry enterprises, as well as representatives of financial and consulting companies.



This year, the following are invited to participate in the Forum: the leadership of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Government of St. Petersburg, the largest enterprises of light industry, designers, including Alyona Akhmadullina, Head of Solstudio Textile Design Alexandra Kaloshina, President of the International Buyers Association and Fashion Director of Milo Group Georgy Rostovshchikov, Russian model, blogger Maria Minogarova, Director of the International Department of the YANINA Couture Fashion HouseMaria Granina, founder of the Fashion house KOGEL Asya Kogel, founder of the corporation «Tailor's manufactory «SHISHKIN» Dmitry Shishkin.The participation of foreign industry experts is also expected. Alessandro Colombo (Istituto Europeo di Design/Ratti) and representatives of the Portuguese textile factory Luis Azavedo (supplier of Iditex, Burberry, Balenciaga, Isbel Marant, Kenzo, Dior).


Key directions of the Business Program:

  • inclusion of leading designers, representatives of brands, leading enterprises in work processes;
  • familiarity with the trends of graphic and surface design;
  • mastering the practical experience of representatives of the design and fashion communities.


The Forum program has been prepared taking into account the current requests and recommendations of industry representatives. It is planned to discuss the possibilities for using graphic design, the main global trends, the specifics of working with the world's leading retailers and buyers. In addition to the theoretical and lecture part, the organizers also prepared practical special master classesfrom Istituto Europeo di Design, as well as courses on the specifics of working with fur, graphic design and online- and offline trading.


Photos provided by the organizers