European Fashion Accelerator hosted by Košice Fashion Week 2018
7th – 8th of November 2018
The city of Košice is going to provide you with an ultimate fashion experience for the second time in November 2018. Are you ready for an international start-up for young talents full of shows, networking and lectures? Stay tuned for the European Fashion Accelerator – EFA 2018.
The European Fashion Accelerator 2018 is an international project supported by the Visegrad Fund helping young designers from the Central European countries. It is run by a Prague based production group, Unique One s.r.o. The official motto of EFA 2018 is „Let‘s CREATE our future“ along with an official hashtag #efa2018.
Since young talents from the creative industries are taught at school how to work with fabrics, how to sketch their ideas or how to sew, they struggle with several aspects within their carreer including pricing, self-promo, implementing sustainable materials or coming up with their own business model.
Young designers often miss personal experience of working within a big fashion corporate. The European Fashion Accelerator covers not only these areas through workshops, lectures and panel discussions, but it also gives an exclusive opportunity to present their capsule collections.The objective of the project is to create a bridge from the academic world to the competitive business environment of the fashion industry and provide the designers with their smooth transfer from one point to another, with practical skills and precious knowledge.
Every year there is a specialized committee that selects two designers from each V4 country (Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia), that will participate in the project. This year the amazing group of designers includes Pavol Dendis and Erika Bojnická from Slovakia, Tatiana Ďurkovová and Aliaksandra Yakubouskaya from the Czech Republic, Sara Schuler and Fruzsina Vas from Hungary as well as Katarzyna Dworecka and Laura Filip from Poland.
The European Fashion Acclerator 2018 is launching an online selling platform dedicated to the local design and fashion production – the EFA Studio. This exclusive e-shop rises awarness about the local European fashion design production. It connects the new generation of conscious customers with the most talented designers supporting the authentic high quality brands and designers acting respectfully towards the planet.
The Entrance is FREE to the entire event.
The EFA project 2018 - workshops, panel discussions, lectures, fashion shows and networking:
When: 7th – 8th November 2018
Where: Kasárne/Kulturpark K13, Košice, Slovakia.
Partners of the European Fashion Accelerator: Visegrad Fund, Košice Fashion Week 2018, UJEP - University of Jana Evangelista Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem, VŠVU – University of Fine Arts in Bratislava, KSA - Krakowskie Szkoly Artystyczne Krakov, Monca Details Budapest.
We thank to our partners for their support as well as to the city of Košice.