On June 18, 2022, Tekwill hosted the 4th edition of Students’ Fashion Day. This year, the students of the “Industrial Clothing Design” study program within the UTM Faculty of Textiles and Polygraphy were joined by their colleagues from across the Prut – the graduates of the “Fashion, Clothing Design” program of the “George Enescu” National University of Arts (UNAGE) from Iași, Romania. Inspired by the works of Dior and McQueen, the young people managed to reproduce the grandiosity of the renowned designers by transforming the display of their own creations into a memorable fashion evening – a first step towards the greatest catwalks of the world.
The new generation of fashion designers set up an excellent performance to the thunderous applause of the audience. The 10 collections (7 from UTM and 3 from UNAGE) were highly appreciated by the public, the works being divided into two categories:
The ART category:
Nicoleta SOFRONOVICI – “FLORET” collection, supervisor: univ. lect. Alina TOCARCIUC;
Emilia BADIA – “LIBERTE” collection, supervisor: assoc. prof., Dr. Iarâna SAVIȚCAIA-BARAGHIN;
Daniela STARINSCHI – “IMPLEMENTATION OF BIONIC FORMS” collection, supervisor: univ. lect. Tatiana BUJOREAN;
Doina ATAMANENCO – “THE CHARM OF PEARLS” collection, supervisor: univ. lect. Alina TOCARCIUC – UTM, Moldova;
Alexandru FEDIUC – “DEGRADARE” collection, supervisor: assoc. prof., Dr. Cornelia BRUSTUREANU and univ. lect. Cristina HÎRȚESCU – UNAGE, Romania.
The Ready-To-Wear Category:
Anastasia ROMAN – „DENIM” collection, supervisor: assoc. prof., Dr. Iarâna SAVIȚCAIA-BARAGHIN;
Ecaterina LUCA – “MODERN ALLURE” collection, supervisor: univ. lect. Tatiana BUJOREAN;
Olga ONEA – “PHATOS” collection, supervisor: univ. lect. Alina TOCARCIUC – UTM, Moldova.
UNAGE participating groups:
Daniela CIUBOTARIU, Gabriela SOARE, Ioana CĂPĂTAN, Andreea GIURGIUCANU, Laura ȚUCHENDREA, Iasmina RÎMBU, Natalia EVSTRATI – “EMOJIPEDIA” collection, supervisor: assoc. prof., Dr. Cornelia BRUSTUREANU;
Cristina SASU, Daniel GORBAN, Andreea PASCU, Mihai Bogdan PICINCU, Gabriela SOARE, Ioana CĂPĂTAN – “ENTROPIA” collection, supervisor: assoc. prof., Dr. Cornelia BRUSTUREANU and univ. lect. Cristina HÎRȚESCU.
In addition to the 10 competing collections, two other clothing collections were displayed during the second part of the event. The show included works of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students of the “Industrial Clothing Design” study program, created throughout the course of their semestrial projects and internships.
The new generation of designers enjoyed the support of their predecessors as well – the graduates of the 2018 class and 2021 class of the “Industrial Clothing Design” program at FTP-UTM. The alumni presented their own brands: 2018 graduate ZORINA DON-VISIT – MODDON brand; 2021 graduates Ludmila SECHER and Ana CARAUȘ – C’EST CHER brand; and 2022 graduate Doina ATAMANENCO – LISS COUTURE brand.
Given that the event was organized with the aim to promote and motivate the young talents of the Fashion Industry, the efforts of the participants were assessed by a committee of judges:
Felicia BALAN, UNAGE representative, Iasi, Romania;
Iuliana MĂMĂLIGĂ, fashion journalist;
Galina PANĂ, designer, representative of “Steaua Reds” S.A.;
Violetta DARSALIA, DAS co-founder, editor-in-chief of the most relevant design and architecture magazines in Moldova – “Design. Architecture. Style”, “DAS INTERIORS”, “DAS WEDDING”, “DAS IMOBIL” and the book “DAS DIRECTORY. The designers and architects of Moldova”;
Marcela LOZOVANU, executive director of APIUS (Employers’ Association of Light Industry);
Carolina TULGARA, executive director of ZIPHOUSE fashion hub;
Cristina GLINCA, representative of the MALLINY brand.
The committee evaluated the artistic conceptualization and the unique technologies of execution of the clothing compositions, designating the following winners:
The best collection in the ART category:
“THE CHARM OF PEARLS” (author: Doina ATAMANENCO, supervisor: lecturer Alina TOCARCIUC, UTM) – a collection that denotes a modern expression of the Baroque style through valorizing the pearl as a symbol of femininity.
The 2 winners nominated in the Ready-to-Wear category:
- PATHOS collection (author: Olga ONEA; supervisor: Alina TOCARCIUC, UTM) – focused on the concept of gender equity, the collection comes to capitalize on the system of norms in society and to remove outdated stereotypes based on traditional gender roles, attributed to women and men, which is already irrelevant to modern society. The goal is to find balance, the golden mean in both society and clothing patterns.
- EMOJIPEDIA collection (UNAGE group of designers: Daniela CIUBOTARIU, Gabriela SOARE, Ioana CĂPĂTAN, Andreea GIURGIUCANU, Laura ȚUCHENDREA, Iasmina RÎMBU, Natalia EVSTRATI; supervisor: Dr. Cornelia BRUSTUREANU) – a reflection of the way in which communication evolved in the current social and cultural context.
The event ended with a round of applause from the teachers, who declared themselves proud of the end result and delighted with the catwalk organized by their students at Tekwill.