We have no brighter or stronger fire than what is burning in our creative souls’ – says Yana Flame
Yana Flame successfully completed her first ‘Flame International Fashion and Art Festival’ this Autumn 16th – 18th November in one of the world’s leading cities for fashion and art – London. The festival took place over three days at the spectacular Flower Pot Hoxton, located in the neighborhood of Shoreditch, the contemporary art district of London and hometown to hipsters and center of London’s street art.
Yana pulled together different talents, including designers from 13 countries (Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Norway, England, Iran, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and South Africa), as well as photographers, artists, singers, performers, models, helpers and other creative people from 30 countries around the world.
The showroom area was opened where all guests could try on and buy any of the designers outfits or accessories that they liked. All the guests enjoyed the gala show and the display of the designers’ collections, where beautiful models moved like graceful swans gliding across a lake, displaying wonderful exclusive outfits from designers from all around the world.
Between the catwalk shows there were performers, whose voices touched the hearts of every person seated inside the venue, including Andreas Liberous (Greece), Allis Allen (Ukraine), Ellen Vladyuk (Russia), Olga Argo (Latvia), Viktoria Shcharbitskaya (UK).
During the festival, a homely, friendly and creative atmosphere reigned. All participants were very happy and had big smiles on their faces.
The organizer – Yana Flame – gather and unite a team of friends and talents brought them all together, creating an atmosphere.
Guests attended all three days of the festival – an exhibition of talented photographers and artists such as:
Yana Flame – Artist and Clothing designer UK (UK).
Ian Smith – Cityscape photographs (UK)
Nadezhda Olefir – Abstract paintings (Russia/UK),
Ivetta Lalle – Portrait paintings (Latvia).
Throughout the festival guests and honorary members of the jury were offered complimentary drinks.
During the third day of the festival, there was a competition of makeup artists and hairstylists, a showcase of designers’ collections. The winners of the festival were awarded with diplomas and also wonderful gifts from our sponsors and partners. Some of the winners of mua’s, hairstylists and models were awarded with beautiful tiaras, placed on their heads. All other contestants received honorary certificates.
The honoured members of Jury were:
Tatyana Tridvornova – Tridvornova Art Bureau, Organizer of Lilly Ball & Ball de Fleurs, President of Jury FIFAF2018 (Estonia/Monaco/Russia)
Layla Najale – Executive Producer, Actress, Celebrity, Miss Fabulous 2018 (UK)
Igor Tomaily – Director of Tamaily Gallery, Ex Creative Director Slava Zaitsev Fashion House , Art Dealer, Artist (Russia/UK)
Marina Kazankova – Actress, World Champion Freediver, Guinness Record Holder, Psychologist ( Russia/ Italy/ UK)
Alex Stiegwardt – General Director at Actors & Extras Agency Comunidad (Argentina/UK)
Oxana Mason – Director of Art Gallery (Ukraine/UK )
Robin Karr – Designer (United Kindom)
This festival was an opportunity for different creatives, artists and designers to express themselves and to step up to the next level. It brought a lot of joy, happiness, positive and a great opportunity to the network and to exchange of new ideas for future projects.
The judges nominated and awarded best designers.
Marina Bogatyreva (Russia) 1st place Winner FIFAF2018, 2nd place Best Haute Couture Designer
Oksana Kalinina (Ukraine/UK) 1st place Haute Couture and Bespoke Designer
Danuta Balsevic (Poland ) 1st place Best Smart Collection
Mihaela Panaitiscu (Romania ) 1st place Best Creative Collection
Niki Moyo (Zimbabwe ) 1st place Best Pret-a-Porter Collection
Noryalli (Norway) 1st place Best Casual Collection
Daiva DM( Lithuania) 1st place Best Elegant Collection
The Competition of Mua and Hairstylist winners
Laura Gossman(UK) and Sweta Hussain (Afghanistan/UK)
Stella Tsiledaki (Greece) and
Geminee Patel (Sri Lanka)
Galina Platonova (Russia)
The Best models were nominated and awarded with tiaras.
Joanna Szyc Zimna (Poland) Best Flame Stunning Model
Sedana Chambers (UK) Best Flame Classy Walking Model
Galina Platonova (Russia) Best Flame Sparking Model
Myraiam Adda (France) Best Flame Face and Walking Model
The Best Photographers were nominated and awarded with certificates:
Paul Winstone (UK) Best Fashion Photographer
Ian Smith (UK) Best Creative Photographer
Anabel Otsos (Hungary) Best Urban Photographer
Chima Luke Okafor (UK) Best Cinematic Photographer
Sergey Cherkassov (Latvia) Best Portrait Photographer
The festival was sponsored by:
Canvas Warriors, Tridvornova Art-Bureau, Odessa Fashion Week, Crimean Fashion Week, Follow The Fabrika, Kharkiv Fashion Days.
Flame International Fashion and Art Festival
Organizer Yana Raikes Flame
Presenter of festival Ellie Torres
Video production by Star TV Lorenzo Pusello
Stills photography by Paul Winstone,
Ian Smith, Martin Hummel