The new season of MELBA Design Initiatives has begun. London-based illustrator Dessy Baeva, fashion designer, journalist and professor at the New Bulgarian University (NBU) – Nikolay Pachev, and the creator of the snowboard stockings Stinky Socks – Hristo Petkov, are the three names in the third edition of MELBA LIVE by Studio Komplekt.

Dessy Baeva is an illustrator and designer who lives and works in London. She graduated in Illustration at Southampton Solent University. Her work is inspired by feminism, youth, collage, texture, poetry, video, color, music and Bulgarian mountains. Dessy Baeva’s clients include Warner Music; Good Grain Bakery; House of Content; ICU publishing; Collection and Co; Code Hospitality.

 < illustration Dessy Baeva >

The second guest in Melba #3 is Nikolay Pachev – a fashion stylist and author of fashion articles. He has made photo sessions for most Bulgarian fashion magazines. In 2003 he was in the top 10 of the Berlin Grand Prix International and in 2004 he won the prize for best young designer in Brno at STYL and KABO. He has won the Mittelmoda The Fashion Award three times. Nikolay has graduated from the New Bulgarian University and is currently assistant professor of Fashion at the NBU Master’s program.

< Nikolay Pachev, Photo by Tihomir Rachev >

More about his Stinky Family will tell us Hristo Petkov – one of the founders of Stinky Socks – based in Bulgaria designer socks for sport and everyday use, which reflect the lifestyle of the snowboarder. The company started as a hobby among friends, but a few years later it became a successful business. The socks are sold on six continents and the brand is supported by a number of professional snowboarders, photographers and artists.

< Photo by Nadezhda Chipeva >

< Stinky Socks SS’18 Lookbook, Photographer John Garduno >

< Stinky Socks SS’18 Lookbook, Photographer John Garduno >

MELBA LIVE is part of Studio Komplekt’s design events Melba Design Initiatives and presents topical and remarkable with its approach projects of local heroes of design in different spheres. In an inspiring way, they tell the story of their brands and reveal details of an important and exciting new project. The main focus is the ideas and processes behind each of them.

MELBA is organized with the partnership of Fashion Days, the shopping destination for all fashion lovers.

All MELBA LIVE #3 guests will receive a bag with a print of Dessy Baeva. And the first 80 arriving at the event will get special Stinky socks.

You are welcome on October 10th at Generator, the doors open at 18:00.