NIKOLAY BOZHILOV is an innovative fashion label that celebrates sculptural functionality, the balance between nature and technology, and ethical studio practices. All garments are produced locally in Sofia, Bulgaria, where Nikolay works with his team to create timeless pieces that are trans-seasonal, organically-conceived, and impeccably tailored.
The award-winning designer studied at the National Academy of Arts in Sofia for his B.A. and M.A. fashion design degrees, and graduated with honors in 2013. That same year, he established his eponymous label and opened his first retail space in central Sofia. Nikolay has received Bulgaria’s prestigious Golden Needle Fashion Prize as ‘Designer of the Year’ twice, in 2010 and 2013. He was also awarded the International Triumph Inspiration Award in 2010 and a Second Place “Jury Chairman Award’ at the OFFFashion Awards in Poland in 2011.
His ethically-made collections are currently featured on NotJustALabel as Black Sheep and have been exhibited at Sofia Design Week,Sofia Fashion Week and Berlin Fashion Week. He was also a board member and key supporter of Fashion Revolution Day Bulgaria 2014.