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Winners of BEST FASHION AWARDS 2015

On 9th September, at “Art Zavod Platforma” took place for the sixth time
BEST FASHION AWARDS, which is called the most anticipated event in the fashion area of Ukraine.


BEST FASHION AWARDS is the only professional award that defines the leaders of Ukrainian fashion and commends the achievements of designers in the development of fashion, building of fashion industry in the country and creating a positive image of Ukraine abroad.


The BEST FASHION AWARDS is held annually and evaluates the collections of two seasons. The fate of the official awards is decided by a specially selected group of 37 experts, which includes fashion journalists, fashion critics, buyers and opinion leaders.


Representatives of the international law firm INTEGRITES process the protocols of the Prize experts and count the votes. It keeps the results of the voting in secret until they are announced from the stage during the Ceremony.


The BEST FASHION AWARDS is presented in six official nominations:
The Best Womenswear Designer, The Best Menswear Designer, The Best Accessories Designer, "The Discovery of the Year", "The Breakthrough of the Year", The Best Fashion Performance.
The Inspiration Award is presented separately, the fate of which is decided by the designers themselves.


New for BFA in 2015 was the appearance of the "Breakthrough of the Year" nomination - with this award, experts rewards brands that have made a significant contribution to their own development that has become important for the entire Ukrainian fashion industry.

Winners of BEST FASHION AWARDS 2015:

The Best Womenswear Designer

Nominees:
  • BEVZA - Svitlana Bevza
  • ELENAREVA - Olena Reva
  • KARAVAY - Iryna Karavay
  • LAKE studio - Olesya Kononova
  • LITKOVSKAYA - Lilia Litkovskaya
  • POUSTOVIT - Lilia Poustovit

Winner: designer Lilia Litkovskaya

Lilia Litkovskaya
Lilia Litkovskaya

The award was presented by: singer Jamala and general producer of radio "Aristocrats" Yaroslav Lodygin.

The Best Menswear Designer

Nominees:
  • ARTEMKLIMCHUK - Artem Klimchuk
  • IDоL. - Serge Smolin
  • sasha.kanevski - Olexander Kanevskyi
  • VIKTORANISIMOV - Victor Anisimov

Winner: designer Olexander Kanevskyi

Olexander Kanevskyi
Olexander Kanevskyi

The award was presented by: TV presenter Kateryna Osadcha and Ambassador-at-Large, Department of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba.

The Best Accessories Designer

Nominees:
  • Ali SAULIDI - Ali Saulidi
  • BEVZA - Svitlana Bevza
  • Jean GRITSFELDT - Jean Gritsfeldt
  • Kofta - Kostyantyn Kofta
  • LAKE studio - Olesya Kononova
  • LITKOVSKAYA - Lilia Litkovskaya

Winner: designer Olesya Kononova

Olesya Kononova
Olesya Kononova

The award was presented by: the publisher of the online magazine Zefir.ua Iryna Turbayevska and the restaurateur, ideologist of DEZHAVYU A Ze Group, co-author of Best Fashion Awards Andriy Zadorozhnyi.

"The Discovery of the Year"

Nominees:
  • Jean GRITSFELDT - Jean Gritsfeldt
  • Lara QUINT - Lara Quint
  • WHATEVER - Alexander Burzum
  • Yana CHERVINSKA - Yana Chervinska

Winner: designer Yana Chervinska

Yana Chervinska
Yana Chervinska

The award was presented by: Sonia Zabuga, editor-in-chief of ELLE-Ukraine Magazine, and Pablo Rossello, Director of Art Development at the British Council in Ukraine.

"The Breakthrough of the Year"

Nominees:
  • Anton BELINSKIY - Anton Belinskiy
  • PASKAL - Juliia Pascal
  • VYSHYVANKA BY VITA KIN - Vita Kin
  • Yulia YEFIMTCHUK + - Yuliia Yefimchuk

Winner: designer Vita Kin

Vita Kin
Vita Kin

The award was presented by: Maria Efrosinina - public figure, TV presenter, expert of Best Fashion Awards.

The Best Fashion Performance

Nominees:
  • ARTEMKLIMCHUK - Artem Klimchuk
  • BEVZA - Svitlana Bevza
  • FROLOV - Ivan Frolov
  • LITKOVSKAYA - Lilia Litkovskaya
  • ZALEVSKIY - Olexiy Zalevskiy

Winner: designer Ivan Frolov

Ivan Frolov
Ivan Frolov

The award was presented by: Tetiana Ramus and actor of theater and cinema, TV presenter Yurii Gorbunov.

Inspiration Award

Winner: Yelyzaveta Yurusheva

Yelyzaveta Yurusheva
Yelyzaveta Yurusheva

The award was presented by: the head of the organizing committee of Ukrainian Fashion Week, co-founder of Best Fashion Awards Iryna Danylevska and co-founder of the Bob Basset brand Serhiy Petrov.


This year, for the second time, a special award "For Civil Position" was presented by VIVA magazine.

Winner: organizing committee of Ukrainian Fashion Week

The award was presented by: Inna Katyushchenko, CEO of Edipress Ukraine.

The British Council in Ukraine was a partner of "The Breakthrough of the Year" award. For the first time in the history of Best Fashion Awards, the winner of the award had the opportunity to participate in an individual business development program organized by the British Council in February 2016 during London Fashion Week.


The ceremony took place at the iconic location of Kyiv "Art Zavod Platforma" - an art space that supports the development of all creative areas and provides opportunities for projects aimed at developing of the fashion industry and building a creative economy.

2015 WINNERS