London-based FYODOR GOLAN was founded in 2011 by Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman with their debut collection launching at Vauxhall Fashion Scout. The brand create advanced-contemporary designer-sportswear. In essence, the brand represents ‘Positive Intellectualism a movement of passionate self-expression, which comes across in vivid colours and use of tech fabrications merged with progressive sportswear aesthetics.’

The duo has since exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of the Fashion in Motion series, joined the Swarovski Collective and collaborated with Microsoft to create an interactive skirt which reacted to the wearer’s movements and gave the illusion of fabric. The brand has had a number of high profile collaborations, including My Little Pony, Coca-Cola, MTV, Post-It, Sonic the Hedgehog, Chupa Chups and Powerpuff Girls.

“Wendy, Angela, Judith, Jan and now Matthew, are like the industry’s fairy godmothers (and godfather). They have all helped us to open our mind and to find successful approaches that would benefit our brand and assist us on our journey. The strong support of industry advisers that we received through CFE programmes has helped us plan ahead and take an easy and down to earth approach. Starting with the New Fashion Pioneer programme and moving onto the Venture, we are now confident of our progress and concentrating on bringing our brand to wider international audiences.”​ Fyodor Golan​