MODELS, DESIGNERS AND PERSONALITIES FROM THE FASHION INDUSTRY AND THE WORLD OF INTERNATIONAL SHOWBIZ, FROM OVER 40 COUNTRIES, CELEBRATED THIS WEEKEND IN BUCHAREST THE CENTENARY OF THE GREAT UNION AT FASHIONTV SPRING FESTIVAL
Fashiontv Spring Festival – an international event that promotes the fashion, art, culture and tourism from Romania, on the ocassion of the Centenary of the Great Union, took place from 26th to 27th of April at the Parliament Palace – Unirii Hall. The event started with the Romanian Spring Festival on April 26, continuing with Miss Fashiontv Europe and the International Fashion Awards “FTV Fashion Awards” Gala, on April 27th.
Fashiontv Spring Festival – two days of fashion shows of the most famous Romanian and international designers and brands, presentations of collections honoring the traditional Romanian costumes, exciting moments from the excellence fashion awards at the FTV Fashion Awards Gala, as well as the award for the most coveted beauty title in Europe – Miss Fashiontv Europe.
CRISTINA CHIRIAC – ” FLORI DE IE ” ( Romanian blouses) COLLECTION
In the first evening, Romanian Spring Festival – dedicated to Romanian fashion and culture, brought on the stage of the Fashiontv Spring Festival the collection of Cristina Chiriac, the collection of authentic Romanian costumes made by Professor Adina Nanu “A century of costume in Romania”, presentations of the students from the National Art University of Bucharest and the University of Art and Design from Cluj Napoca, as well as Romanian and international designers such as Raluca Mandita, Alexandru Raicu, Cristallini or Rossi Barbarossa.
ER COLLECTION BY THE DESIGN UNIVERSITY FROM CLUJ
VESTIMENTUM COLLECTION– UNARTE BUCHAREST
CRISTALLINI FASHION SHOW
BSB FASHION SHOW
The second evening, the International Spring Festival, brought together on the same scene 30 competitors from all EU countries, as well as a Chinese competitor, all participating for the Miss Fashiontv Europe by FTV Coin Deluxe title. Young models or aspiring models from Lithuania, Hungary, Serbia, France, Greece, England, Italy, Netherlands, Ireland, Czech Republic or Luxembourg competed for Miss Fashiontv Europe. The contest was run under the slogan “Beauty improves the world” and was judged by personalities from the fashion industry and celebrities such as Michel Adam – Fashiontv president and founder, Hollywood actor Armand Assante, or filmmakers such as Ciro Orsini and Julius Nasso.
The grand prize of the evening – a 20,000 $ worth jewel from Mouawad – exclusive jewelry producer for Victoria’s Secret shows – was won by the Romanian model Andreea Bianca Mateescu, represented by Fashiontv Romania. Andreea is already at her fourth beauty title, but Miss Fashiontv Europe is by far the most important in her modeling career. In addition to MOUAWAD’s impressive diamond jewelry, Andreea has won 300 FTV coins from Fashiontv and Michel Adam, which gives her access to the exclusive FTV Coin Deluxe comunity, a new Fashiontv concept launched for the first time on the stage of Fashiontv Spring Festival. The beauty title won by Andreea will also ensure her the participation at Fashion Week in Hong Kong, Paris, London, New York, and the participation at the FTV Coin Deluxe launch event in Monaco.
Some of the most notable titles nominated by the jury were Miss Fashiontv First Runner Up – won by Doina Armas, Miss Fashiontv Second Runner Up – won by Linda Seloa Mansila, Miss FTV Coin Deluxe – Anastasiya Clebova or Miss Mouawad, offered to the beautiful Grace Fang. All Miss Fashiontv Europe winners will take part at the most fashionable Fashiontv events around the world, such as New York, Paris, Milan and London Fashion Week, and they also received FTV Coin Deluxe coins from Michel Adam, the Fashiontv president.
In the second evening, also the international fashion awards “FTV Fashion Awards” Gala was held. Internationally renowned personalities and institutions from the fashion industry have been rewarded for their efforts, innovations and successes in fashion. The most important award of the evening, the FTV Fashion Award, was given to the National Chamber of Italian Fashion, for the fashion promotion in the world and for the organization of the most important Fashion Week event – Milano Fashion Week. The prize was handed to Mister FRANCO ANTONI PINARDI.
There have been fashion shows of the Romanian and international designers Catalin Botezatu, BSB, Hady Katra or Rufat Ismail. Catalin Botezatu opened the second evening with a spectacular collection inspired by the King Sun’s period – oversized hairstyles, precious materials, prints that resemble paintings, hand-made embroidery, and continuing with the Viggo fashion show, a brand that speaks out to the masculine audience, a brand that appreciated the refinement, the style and the quality of the fashion designs.
CĂTĂLIN BOTEZATU FASHION SHOW
RUFAT ISMAYIL FASHION SHOW
Fashiontv Spring Festival was organized by Fashiontv Romania in partnership with the European Fashion Council and MOUAWAD, with the support of the Romanian Tourism Employers Federation, the Romanian Fashion Design and Accessories Federation, the Romanian Fashion Council, the Dimitrie Gusti Village Museum and Tiriac Auto.
International Fashiontv is the world’s leading fashion channel, with 19 years of activity in the field, present on 5 continents in 196 countries.