The official designer of the 10th Odesa International Film Festival - Julie Paskal

For the opening and closing ceremonies and other events of the 10th Odesa International Film Festival, President of OIFF Viktoriya Tigipko will be dressed by the Ukrainian brand PASKAL

The story of the PASKAL brand began in 2013, when its first commercial Spring-Summer 2014 collection was presented at a showroom in Paris. A young designer Julie Paskal was noticed by Sarah Mauer from British Vogue. Thanks to Mauer, Julie Paskal took part in one of the most prestigious competitions in the fashion industry - LVMH Prize, where the PASKAL brand ended up in the short-list for the award. Subsequently, Sarah Andelman has exclusively ordered the autumn-winter collection of the PASKAL brand for the legendary concept store Colette.

PASKAL is the first Ukrainian brand to enter the official schedule of the Paris Fashion Week, and PASKAL's products are sold in more than thirty largest stores around the world. In particular, the brand collections are presented in the boutiques of Dover Street Market Ginza, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Galeries Lafayette, Browns, and others. Among the admirers of the Ukrainian brand are the famous singers Bjork and Katy Perry. The brand also is proud of its collaboration with Sarah Andelman, who has worn many PASKAL dresses. The exquisite feminine dresses by Julie Paskal have many fans among Ukrainian stars as well.

The designer of the brand Julie Paskal was born in Odesa and graduated from the Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture, which is why the PASKAL aesthetics are complex but minimalistic constructions that resemble modern architecture and at the same time are a reflection of simple natural forms.

"OIFF is a joy for my favourite southern city, it fills it with people who come here to enjoy great cinema," says Julie Paskal. "It is a great honor and joy for me to be the festival's designer, because cinema is a source of inspiration, and an opportunity, by analyzing or simply feeling, to radically change your point of view, experience new and complex emotions, be aesthetically pleased. Cinema gives us wisdom and courage to see, helps to adapt to change, develops us spiritually. I will do my best to emphasize the beauty and importance of this event."

"This year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Odesa International Film Festival. For a young festival, this is already a serious figure and a strong statement for more exciting thing for the future," says OIFF President Viktoriya Tigipko. "Our tradition is cooperation with the most iconic Ukrainian designers. But this year we wanted to give this collaboration a special symbolism associated with the history of the city where the festival takes place. We searched for an Odesa brand with a global name - and without any doubts we chose PASKAL. Julie Paskal is not just a designer from Odesa, she lives and works here, builds her international business here. Just like our film festival, born in Odesa, it built a serious international reputation in just a few years. Now the OIFF is an irreplaceable summer event for Ukrainian and European film lovers, one of the largest spectator festivals in Eastern Europe. And this is just the beginning!"

We remind you that the 10th Odesa International Film Festival will be held from July 12 to July 20.