Ivan Donev, coming from Bulgaria, is an emerging designer based in Italy. He graduated from Fashion Design at ‘Koefia’, the Academy of High Fashion and Art of the Costume in Rome. In July 2012 he made his debut at the week of fashion in Rome; Alta Roma Alta Moda, where he received a standing ovation. From that day on he started getting a great number of proposals for international publications, was mentioned in and appeared on the covers of various international fashion magazines and was invited to Fashion Week Istanbul.
During the Design Week 2013 in Milan, the designer received “CertiLuxe Award”, a prestigious award for a luxury product, uniqueness, creativity and innovation. During the Carnival of Luxury in Portugal, Ivan Donev introduced his collection that was presented in exhibition galleries and catwalks in Italy, Dubai, Qatar, America, Turkey and France. In just three years time, he has won numerous fashion awards as one of the most important Award ” World of Fashion “. Ivan Donev was also a special guest in the jury of a fashion reality show on Russian television and he worked in Italy as a costume designer with the director Paolo Consorti and the actor Franco Nero for the film “Children of Maam”.
Donev works on art projects with world famous photographers and his models become works of art. Each one of them is a combination of volumes and shapes that create balance in clothes and jewelry created by him. Nowadays his unique pieces are worn to prestigious red carpet events, like the Film Festival in Venice, by celebrities all over the world. His collections are inspired by nature, geometric shapes, from different periods of the past and by close and distant cultures. Beautiful embroidery, exotic feathers, lace, macramé and prints stand out in his avant-garde style.
(Ivan Donev also participates in charity events for building schools in areas destroyed by earthquakes, events against bulimia and anorexia, protecting the rights of people with disabilities and etc.)