Contestants at the Fashion Lab
As part of the 21st edition of the international textile and fashion fair, ‘Textile Salon 2013’, the government of the Russian city of Ivanovo conducted its first ever professional contest for tailors ‘Fashion Lab’, where they competed for the best home-tailored clothing collections.
According to a statement issued by the government of Ivanovo region, 11 amateurs and 4 professionals participated in the Fashion Lab contest where the contestants had to make clothes from whatever raw materials and fabrics available at their home.
Organized by the Department of Economic Development of the Ivanovo region, the contest was aimed at promoting seamstress skills in tailors and encouraging people in the region to pursue these professions in the fashion and textile industry.
The ‘Textile Salon 2013’ event, organized by the regional public organization club ‘Working Girl’, the government of Ivanovo region, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, along with the support of the Association of Entrepreneurs of Textile and Garment Industry of Ivanovo and the National Academy of Fashion Industry (TITLE), saw participation from various textile and clothing enterprises from the Russian region as well as Belarus, Latvia, Poland and Germany.
Over 40 collections were presented by the participants during the two-day event in the categories of industrial clothing, school uniforms, and casualwear.
Several seminars on new and emerging fashion and textile trends were also held parallel to the event where entrepreneurs exchanged information regarding the latest trends and technologies in garment manufacturing.