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Dimana Nakova, Bachelor of Arts in Fashion and Textiles Design, studied at the University of Technology Sydney (Australia) where she interned with John Macarthur, Australian designer of knitwear, and worked for Bridal Boutiques: De Challie, Seventh Heaven and Fialora Couture, Sydney.
Since 2003, when she established her own label IXTYS and opened a boutique in Sofia, Bulgaria, Nakova has done a great number of fashion shows for IXTYS with Bulgarian Fashion Forum (Sofia), Prêt-à-porter – Visage Models Group (Sofia), and Serbia Fashion Week (City of Nish). She collaborated as a fashion journalist and consultant for Bulka magazine and PARI newspaper and appeared on the pages of Estetica Bulgaria, Stylist Kapanov’s Hair and Style magazine, Fashion and Lifestyle magazine,, Bulgarian Textiles, Channel 3; Show Elite, BNT-Bulgarian National Television, NOVA TV. Dimana Nakova worked together with the Bulgarian artist Alla Georgieva on a photo-shoot; she also collaborated with the world famous Bulgarian jazz musician, kavalist Theodosii Spassov.
Dimana and her sister Patricia Nakova, who studied jewelery design, from 2003 run their company – Atelier Ixtys. The atelier has produced couture ball gowns, evening and cocktail dresses, made-to-measure for private customers only. The collections were highly conceptual and heavily based on the Bulgarian folk costume. Tremendous amount of high quality hand work was envolved and only fine Italian silks and designer techno-polyesters were used for catwalks and clients.
From spring 2013 the company’s main focus is on its newly established ready-to-wear label IXTYS, which the two sisters launched as a small collection of designer stretch jersey blouses. The new product is essential yet refined and is strongly based on the already well known style of Atelier Ixtys.

The collection is called Number ONE because it is the first full ready-to-wear collection of IXTYS. It consists of 15 looks and feature dresses, tunics, t-shirts and pants made out of stretch-lace, printed and plain high-quality Italian jersey. Some of the garments are artisticaly decorated with machine embroidered flowers, reminding of the hand made embroidery of the Bulgarian folk costume. The jewelleries made by Patricia Nakova focus the attention of the viewer on the iconic love for jewellery of the Bulgarian woman.

Number ONE

Photographs by IXTYS

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