YEREVAN—There’s going to be a lot of glamour and glitter in the Armenian capital, as numerous international fashion designers and experts are due to arrive for Fashion Forum Yerevan 2019.
The event, scheduled for June 25 – 29, will give Armenian designers the opportunity to meet their international counterparts, participate in an educational forum, and acquire new skills.
The grand opening of the Fashion Forum Yerevan will take place at the Vordan Karmir Carpet Museum in Downtown Yerevan, with a unique fashion show called Heritage. The show is expected to deliver a mesmerizing mix of Armenian handicraft arts and Armenian designer clothing and accessories—all based on the concept of Armenian culture.
“This is the second Fashion Forum Yerevan event. Its purpose is to educate and raise the qualification of designers, and other experts interested in fashion,” said Vahan Khachatryan, a reputed fashion designer, and President of the Fashion and Design Chamber, a sponsor of the event.
Khachatryan clarified that the forum’s educational portion will take place from June 26 – 27, in Yerevan’s TUMO Center for Creative Technologies, where more than a dozen foreign designers, stylists, fashion bloggers and reporters will share their knowledge with the Armenian fashion industry.
Khachatryan himself will present his collection, together with designer Aram Nikolyan, at the 5 Concept Designers store. The collection has been prepared exclusively for this event.
The fashion event has cultural aspects, as well. Representatives of the international fashion industry will visit the province of Tavush in a tour co-sponsored by the My Armenia project of the Smithsonian Institute.
The event is co-sponsored by Vahan Khachatryan’s Fashion and Design Chamber, the EU, and the Tourism Committee of the Armenian government.