The Founder and the Head of Ukrainian Fashion Week Organizing Committee
Founder and the Head of Ukrainian Fashion Week Organizing Committee. One of the first publishers of glossy fashion editions in Ukraine. In 1997 Iryna became co-founder and CEO of Ukrainian Fashion Week – the first prêt-a-porter fashion week in the Eastern Europe and the main fashion event of Ukraine. In 2000 Iryna founded the Ukrainian contest among young clothing designers “Look into the Future”. Winners of the contest receive professional advice to secure their future practice – in 2003 Iryna Danylevsky founded within Ukrainian Fashion Week special projects for promotion of young talented designers – New Names and Fresh Fashion. The projects have gained much attention, most notably, in 2010 with the – BEST FASHION AWARDS.
Sonya Zabuga Chief Editor of ЕLLE – Ukraine
Sonya Zabuga is one of the key opinion formers in Ukrainian fashion journalism. Since 2008 Sonya Zabuga has been Chief Editor of ELLE-Ukraine. In 2010, the group published “Fashion Industry” by Tim Jackson and David Show, adapted for Ukrainian readers. The book unveils Ukrainian Fashion Week. In 2011 Sonya Zabuga is handed “Inspiration” award at BEST FASHION AWARDS for being the
person most inspiring Ukrainian designers.
In 2011 Sonya Zabuga created ELLE fashion film Festival, which has already opened dozens of fashion films for Ukrainian audience.
Filmmaker, Head of Fashion Film at platform SHOWstudio
Marie Schuller is a London based filmmaker specializing in fashion content.
Marie`s directing work has been screened internationally including the Kunsthalle in Vienna, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Fashion and Textile Museum in London. She has been awarded multiple awards including ‘Best Director of Fashion’ prize at ASWOFF 2012 and ‘Best Styling’ at Milan Fashion Film Festival 2014.
In 2014, Marie directed campaign films for Givenchy, Versace and Selfridges, launching films on NOWNESS.com, Dazed Digital and SHOWstudio.
Olesia Nogina Creative Producer of Final Cut Media, “Jetsetter Life with Kateryna Osadcha”, JetSetter.ua
With a production center based in Kyiv in 2007 specializing at TV production, internet-media and organization of large-scale events. She is the author one of the most popular Ukrainian TV programs “Jetsetter Life with Kateryna Osadcha” (“Svitske Zhyttya z Katerynoyu Osadchoyu”) and a co-founder of internet project “JetSetter.ua”, which was among the first in Ukraine to present fashion shooting and fashion video in internet. All the projects by Final Cut Media are accompanied by art and video installations using the latest technologies, made by Ukrainian designers.
General Director of TV channel M1
Channel M1 became a special partner of Fashion to move on and provided the opportunity for owned the winners to visit the Berlin Fashion Film Festival.
Irish-Italian Lisa Filippini is the co-founder of Berlin fashion Film Festival, one of the leading advertising film festivals focusing on fashion, lifestyle, and luxury. She graduated from the Politecnico di Milano with a Master’s degree in Fashion Design, before moving to Berlin in 2010 to set up her own sales and fashion agency handling showrooms, events and wholesale distribution for contemporary fashion labels.
Igor Stekolenko is one of Ukrainian leading film directors, filming music videos for popular Ukrainian and foreign artists. Igor became famous for its fashion- videos for the brand LAKE.
Fashion Designer and founder of project Fashion Move On
Yuliya lives and works in London. After graduated from London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London, she has worked in the fashion industry in Great Britain and has run her own fashion label since 2010.
Yuliya Polishchuk also supports educational and student programs in fashion and visual art and has regularly lectured at universities both in London and Kyiv.
She has made many films for fashion designers, international brands and musicians including Chloé, Selfridges, Sinead O’Connor, Sony, Lady Gaga, SHOWstudio, Richard Nicoll, Charlie Le Mindu, Katie Eary and Domino Records. Her films have been screened globally at film festivals around the world and through platforms such as MTV, Dazed Digital, Nowness, Twin, the BBC, in Vogue and appeared on BOF’s Top 10 Fashion Films of the Season. Film festivals, screenings and group shows include OneDotZero, the Berlinare, the V&A, the Pompidou Centre, ASVOFF, Aesthetica Film Festival and Birds Eye View Film Festival at the BFI. As well as working as a freelance director, in 2014 she was appointed Resident Film Director for Selfridges, directing and overseeing all moving image content for 2015/16. She has been working closely with the brand since 2012.
Nigel Hurst graduated from Goldsmith’s College, London University in 1986 and since then has curated numerous international exhibitions. He joined the Gallery as a curator in 1995, working on Sensation at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, the National galerie at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin and the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York. More recent exhibitions have focused on international contemporary art including The Revolution Continues: New Art from China (2008), Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East (2009), The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today (2010), The Silk Road in collaboration with the City of Lille, France (2011), Korean Eye (2012) and Hong Kong Eye (2013), Post Pop: East Meets West, Premonition: Ukrainian Art Now (2014) and Thailand Eye (2015). He is also a member of The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Public Art Advisory Board and sits on UAL (University of the Arts London) Development Council and is an advisor to Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Art Collection.
Multi-Media Consultant and Executive
Sue Douglas is one of the U.K.’s foremost media executives. Her experience spans all platforms and all disciplines from reporting through to new business in a digital era. She was an award-winning journalist in South Africa and London , assistant editor of the Daily Mail, deputy editor of the Sunday Times, editor of the Sunday Express. She moved into magazines as president of new business at Condé Nast, where she launched the country’s most successful women’s magazine Glamour and ran Condenet, the companies online operation, including vogue.com. She also started their contract publishing business. Later, she oversaw the management buyout of esteemed literary agency, PFD. Since 2012, Sue Douglas worked as publisher at Trinity Mirror, running all Sunday titles, digital and print, until last year. She is now launching her own business “brand news”, which aligns brands with trending news for maximum visibility. She is also on Oxford university’s medical board and a patron of the children’s charity, Children Heard and Seen, that mentors prisoners’ children.
Caroline Rush CBE is the Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council. She has 20 years of experience in marketing and PR across both consumer and corporate communications in fashion, music and lifestyle sectors and has managed her own business for five years, during which time she delivered strategic communications and full press office function for the British Fashion Council.
Since her appointment as Chief Executive in April 2009, Burberry, Matthew Williamson, Mulberry, Pringle of Scotland and Preen have returned to show their collections at London Fashion Week. Caroline has expanded the LONDON show ROOMS and Style Suites taking British designers to new markets including Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Sao Paolo. She was charged with curating the 2009 25th anniversary legacy project for the British Fashion Council which included launching the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund and the BFC Fashion Arts Foundation. The same year, Caroline oversaw the move of London Fashion Week and the British Fashion Council’s headquarters to its current home at Somerset House.
In 2012 she worked with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to launch Britain Creates, an artistic project which formed part of the Fashion 2012 platform to celebrate the Games and the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Under her tenure the first ever in-depth statistic-based reports on the fashion industry have been published, most notably, The Value of Fashion (2010) and The Future of Fashion (2012). In June 2012 the UK’s menswear industry was given its own platform when she created London Collections: Men, Britain’s only biannual menswear trade showcase for over 130 designers including Alexander McQueen, Burberry and Tom Ford who now choose to show at the event. Caroline has also presided over the launch of BFC/GQ Menswear Designer Fund; Contemporary, a designer support initiative; Fashion Film, a talent initiative that encourages and supports designers to use film; Headonism, a millinery initiative, and Rock Vault, a fine jewellery initiative. Through her relationships with the government, Mayor of London, patrons, sponsors, designers, media and international retailers there has been exponential growth in the value, reach and profile of British fashion seeing it become a serious player in the global fashion economy. Caroline Rush is listed in the Evening Standard Power 1000 List 2012 and 2013 as well as the 2013 Business of Fashion’s 500. She sits on the Creative Industries Council and is advisory board Co-chair of the Creative Industries Federation. In 2014 she was made an Honorary Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University and awarded a CBE for her services to the British Fashion.