Łódź Young Fashion is an event co-created by the Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź and the City of Łódź, promoting young, promising fashion designers from around the world.
During the three editions of the event so far, the most spectacular fashion shows – the final galas of fashion contests – have been included in the Łódź Young Fashion programme: the Graduate Gala of the Institute of Fashion Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, the final of the National Contest "Złota Nitka" and the International Contest "Łódź Young Fashion Award". Every year the BRA Day Gala, numerous workshops, exhibitions and other accompanying events were also part of ŁYF.
This edition is unique. The outbreak of the pandemic led to the cancellation of many artistic events all over the world, including fashion shows. The best solution in the current situation is to transfer the sphere of creation to virtual reality. Therefore, facing the present situation, we are realizing Łódź Young Fashion 2020 in the online space, using the Internet as a platform for cooperation and open exchange of ideas.
This year's Łódź Young Fashion Contests will be replaced by the international event "The Future of Fashion", which combines the features of a discussion panel, fashion and artistic event. This year's edition will also be accompanied by online exhibitions, film screenings and webinars devoted to fashion.