IYDC International Contest

The IYDC (International Young Designers Contest), one of the largest and most influential professional competitions in Eastern and Central Europe, will take place on October 5-9, featuring a brand new unique format. This year, due to the unprecedented global situation with COVID – 19, IYDC events will be organized totally online. The IYDC team believes that the online format is consistent with the current global circumstance while providing young talented designers with opportunities for new experiences of working in the realities of today. The contest is organized by the Ukrainian Fashion Council with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation. IED – Istituto Europeo di Design is the IYDC partner and co-organizer of the online Fashion Visual Art Residence. Ukrainian Fashion Week were responsible for developing the contest’s new visual identity. IYDC 2020 will bring together the best young designers, representing countries of Central and Eastern Europe first and foremost. Each designer is the winner of the national young designer competition in their respective countries, what ensures the highest caliber of young talents. As a result of this unique selection process, the IYDC always attracts the attention of the international fashion community. Thirteen countries have confirmed their participation in IYDC 2020. In five of them the winners of national contests have been already chosen to represent their countries at IYDC 2020. The organizing committee of the contest is expecting a record number of participants in its 2020 Finale – 22 young designers, representing Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, as well as new representation from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria and Slovenia. Bulgaria will be represented for the first time by Boryana Vatova and Simeon Atanasov – winners of IDEAMODA 2019!