MINSK, 27 November (BelTA) – Works by representatives of the Belarusian State University won diplomas during the 2nd international forum of young designers Space of Design, the university's press service told BelTA.
The fourth-year student Svetlana Mochkodan won a second-degree diploma for a line of apparel that relies on a functional and minimalistic brutalist style. Her work had been supervised by Valeria Kozyabo, an international-class designer, senior lecturer of the Fashion Design Department of the Belarusian State University. Marina Kovalkova, a lecturer with the Fashion Design Department, won a third-degree diploma for a collection of children's apparel for the Belarusian folk festival Maslenitsa. Her work draws heavily on images of animals – key characters of this authentic event, the press service said.
The university's fashion designers were lauded in the nomination Sketches and Projects. The contest also included the groups Pret-a-Porter, Ethno Style, Creative, and De Lux.
The contest was held in absentia as part of the fifth international forum of young designers in the Belgorod State Institute of Arts and Culture (Russia). Contestants had to email their works to the organizers. The contest was organized to demonstrate unique values of traditional apparel and national costumes and to help reveal young talented fashion designers.