Results of Open Call for fashion designers ECHO academies

By September 26, 2023Uncategorised


The participants of the ECHO academies in Smolyan were selected.


With interesting ideas and prior research on the topic, selected candidates earn their places in the academy. Here’s who they are:

1/. Yaren Guder  (Turkey)

2/. Yllka Haxhiu (Kosovo)

3/. Emma Milićević (The Netherlands)

4/. Erika Janavi (Lithuania)

5/. Nadya Hubcheva (Bulgaria)

6/. Majd Ruchou (Spain)

7/. Ivanna Ouzounova (Italy)

8/. Jonida Haskurti (Albania)

9/. Jose Marie Sta Iglesias (The Netherlands)

10/. Ivanka Stavreva – Ivi (Bulgaria)


Waiting list: Yordan Mihalev (Bulgaria)


We are eagerly awaiting the designers in Smolyan.

All participants will be notified by e-mail about the results of the selection, as well as about the next steps of the project.


Stay tuned for new artist invitations and trainings.

The month of October will be full of events.


The project is implemented with the financial support of the European program “Creative Europe” and the National Fund of Culture.