Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design




President of the competition: rector of KNUTD Prof. Ivan Gryshchenko

Competition Director: Оlena Shevchuk

Address: 01011 Kyiv, Mala Shyianovska (Nemyrovycha-Danchenka) Street, 2, Academic building № 4, Student's House of Fashion

Phone number: +38044-256-21-12, +38068-866-45-02

e-mail: [email protected]


The film "Pecherski Kashtany" - the history of the competition"

The conditions of the competition "Pecherski Kashtany"

Trademark Certificate





in the XXII International Competition of Young Designers



The Organizing Committee of the competition announces the start of registration for the XXII International Competition of Young Designers “Pecherski Kashtany” and invites you to participate in the competition program, which will take place from June 5 to June 20, 2022.

Organization of the competition

Organizational, methodological, and informational support of the competition is provided by KNUTD.

The Organizing Committee of the competition includes the leading research and academic staff of the faculties of design, fashion industry, KNUTD colleges, University partners from the specialized domestic and foreign educational institutions, enterprises, and more.

Official languages of the competition: Ukrainian, English.

Panel of judges

The jury consists of the leading experts in the fashion industry and representatives of the media. For a more professional evaluation of the entries, a separate jury works in each sub-competition.

Awarding competition participants

The winners of the competition are selected by the jury: the first three places in each nomination of each competition are determined (the jury retains the right to award from one to three places in each nomination).

All participants of the semifinals and finals of the competition receive certificates of participation.

The procedure of the competition

The competition consists of three professional competitions: clothing; footwear and accessories; textiles.

The competition is held in two stages:

the first - participants prepare their works and send them for evaluation (professional jury remotely reviews the works and decides to pass to the next final stage);

the second - the final (professional and competent jury discusses and approves the evaluations; the winners are determined.)

Participation in the competition program is possible by submitting an application for participation.


Professional competitions are held in the following categories:


(womens, mens, childrens)







De Lux




De Lux







(sports, corporate, dance, work clothes, etc.)










For students of other educational institutions:

Clothing competition (women’s, men’s, children’s) - 700 UAH;

Shoe and accessories competition - UAH 700. 



Each contestant has the right to participate in several nominations.

The collection should be composed (for a clothing competition) of the authors’ choice in one of two versions:

  • Sketches, in which 3 to 7 models are presented and 1 creative model is made in the material, which represents the brightest creative image of the designed collection.
  • In the form of a creative sketch proposal, which is represented by a model series of sketches of the collection in the amount of 7-15 units in color.

The collection should be composed (for the competition of footwear and accessories) of the authors’ choice in one of two versions:

  • Sketches, which present from 3 to 5 models and are made in the material 1 creative model, which represents the brightest creative image of the designed collection.
  • In the form of a creative sketch proposal, which is represented by a model series of sketches of the collection in the amount of 5-7 units in color.

The number of authors of the collection is not more than 2.



  • Tapestry (textile plastic and sculpture (abakan)): interior panels, accessories (bags, belts, hats, jewelry, etc.) - 1-3 works.
  • Batik: interior panel, suit, accessories (bags, belts, scarves, hats, etc.) - 1-3 works.
  • Patchwork (quilt) - patchwork: textile sculptures, clothing, accessories, bedding, blankets, pillows, etc. - 1-3 works.
  • Embroidery (threads, beads, ribbons) - interior panels, accessories, clothing, etc. - 1-3 works.
  • Doll: technique is not limited, 1-3 works by the author.
  • Drawings for fabrics and Interior: layouts are submitted by hand (decorated in a passe-partout) or made in any of the computer programs (in printed form) - at least 3 layouts.



  1. 15.06.2022 - Contestants must complete the online registration form and submit their work to the organizing committee.
  2. 15.06.2022 – 17.06.2022 - viewing collections by jury members.
  3. 17.06.202 - 18.06.2022- summarizing the results of the competition.
  4. 20.06.2022 – final, identification of the winners: Grand Prix and the first three places in each nomination, awards.


Competition director:

Olena Shevchuk - +380688664502






The international competition of young fashion designers "Pecherski Kashtany" was founded in 2001 on the initiative of the Kiev National University of Technologies and Design with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian fashion world calls this contest a students’ competition, because only students take part in it. Young fashion designers learn to speak the language of the images created by them, trying to express themselves through a costume form.

Four-day semi-final shows, a rather tough selection of the professional jury - and, finally, the final stage (final) - happy winners and participants who manage to become real friends. So every year there is a competition ..., and fashion critics note the high level of contestants, and say that holding such a competition is necessary for the development of Ukrainian fashion and the revealing of new names.

Today, the professional world of fashion lives in a separate space of the so-called "Fashion Week"-s, follows the world trends, glitters on the pages of "glossy" magazines. But there were times when the concept of "fashion" was "matte" and its purpose was only functionality. It was from those times (1955), when students of high schools of light industry were trained as experts of mass production, and the first steps were taken to individual manifestation of the creative imagination of students of the Kiev Technological Institute of Light Industry. There were demonstrations of graduate works by students of sewing specialties and in accordance with the use of the cheapest materials (mainly cotton) they had the name "cotton balls".


Cotton Ball (1955)



Students’ collections of the 80's and 90's

Since the Student’s House of Fashion was founded in 1988, such events had become annual. In 2001, when the institute was awarded the title of Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design, the university council proposed to create not just works preview, but a competition that in the same year acquired the status of the international and was named "Pecherski Kashtany". This name is symbolic, because the university is located in the old centre of the Ukrainian capital - Pechersk, where every May, when the competition takes place, chestnuts are in blossom. The logo of the contest most accurately conveys the combination of graceful beauty with chestnut leaves, as a symbol of young fashion sprouts.


Collections of "Pecherski Kashtany" participants 2001-2017

Annually more than 300 contestants from different cities of Ukraine, CIS countries and Europe take part in the contest. The target audience of about 5,000 people consists of students, leading experts in the fashion and show business industry, managers and owners of light industry enterprises, and foreign guests.

The founder of such a large-scale competition as "Pecherski Kashtany", Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design, in particular the Faculty of Design and the Student's House of Fashion, as the direct executer and organizer of the event, has the main tasks - to provide talented young people of Ukraine and foreign countries with opportunities to establish creative contacts, exchange of experience, communication with leading designers - the creators of modern and future fashion, combination their intellectual and practical experience, mutuall enrichment of cultural and national traditions and establishment of friendly relations and cooperation. In addition, marking beginners, future specialists in the field of design, artistic modeling, designing and manufacturing of clothes, footwear, accessories, textile products gives an opportunity to familiarize potential employers with the work of young specialists, which undoubtedly expands the opportunities of youth employment. And this is an extremely topical problem for any student today.

Realizing this, the teachers of KNUTD are struggling to help young people who really feel the designer's vocation.