Summer Academy "Inno Fashion" has been created to support young designers to promote and develop their skills, build on their practical knowledge and help them build their way as young entrepreneurs. Within the organized information meetings, young people will have the opportunity to connect with business representatives, to gain a realistic picture of the situation and the need of young professionals and the opportunities they provide for career development. The young people will take part at summer academy “Inno Fashion” with the training program “5x5- Supporting young designers”. Also they will have a five-day training course on "How does an idea of creativity becomes a business idea?". A creative workshop will be organized for the participants, during which they will have the opportunity to produce some of their ideas. The workshop will be held at partnering companies where the young people will have the opportunity to work in a real production environment and track the overall process of making clothes. The workshop will give the so-needed practical knowledge that cannot be acquired in the learning process in schools or universities. The workshop will be followed by an exhibition of the clothing and accessories.
Summer Academy "Inno Fashion" is a project aimed at developing and building the professional qualities of young people with interests in the field of fashion design. In order to introduce with the expectations and needs of the business of young specialists, information meetings for career development in the field of fashion will be organized. At the meeting will attend representatives of the fashion industry, who are selling a different tailoring product on the market. The meeting will identify the needs of young people and their attitudes towards professional development.
In the second stage of the project will be organized a training on "How does an idea of creativity becomes a business idea?" through which the young people will build up their theoretical knowledge in the field of entrepreneurship. During the training, the participants will learn about the opportunity to start their own business, how to finance their business ideas, market research, developing a successful business plan, building a successful marketing strategy and others. As a result of the course, young people will have the opportunity to acquire entrepreneurial skills to recognize business opportunities, improve their skills to present their business ideas, and to be successful in the labor market.
At the core of the project is a training program "5x5 – Supporting Young Designers" of Varna and the region. The Mentoring Program has been successfully applied at one of AltaRoma AltaModa's biggest fashion forums in Italy. The Training Program is proof that the support of new generations of young designers serves as a useful tool to help developing professionals, who in this case are mentored by well-established and successful talents. It is a unique format in which success stories from the past are used as a means of encouraging and stimulating the growth of the next generation of fashion designers. The young people involved in the activity will be mentored by already established successful people in the field of fashion who will share their practice, experience and development. Each mentor, using the latest and up-to-date techniques and methods in fashion design, will work with five young people, going through all the processes of designing a product - design and fashion illustration, construction, manufacturing technology, accessories, image studio and last but not least Place presentation of the finished product.
The model papers created during the mentoring program will be produced during the organized workshop. The youngsters will have the opportunity to apply the acquired knowledge and skills in practice, acquire teamwork skills, and develop their creativity, social and communication skills. The workshop will be held at partnering companies for clothing production and in the bazaar of the "Bogoia" VTC, where young people will have the opportunity to work in a real production environment and to follow the whole process of modeling. The workshop will give young people the much-needed practical knowledge that cannot be acquired in the learning process in schools or universities. The practical knowledge gained during their participation in the manufacturing process will help young designers to respond adequately to the needs of fashion professionals.
The products will be presented at an exhibition that will be accessible for the residents and visitors of Varna as part of the calendar of Varna - European Youth Capital. In this way, talented designers have the opportunity to create their "paths" for professional development in an environment that combines the stativity of an exhibition and the emotionally rich atmosphere of a showroom.
The visitors will be able to see, touch and explore the evolution of ideas that go from accessories to clothing to jewelry, which will show exactly how creative is being regenerated to become a cycle of innovative proposals that enable the participants to grow and become the designers of tomorrow.
The purpose of Summer academy “Inno Fashion” is to help young designers to present themselves and to enter the labor market, showing them the characteristics of the fashion business. By motivating them and building the knowledge, supporting the realization of their creative ideas, developing their soft and entrepreneurial skills, they will have the opportunity to grow up as successful designers of tomorrow.