“DISCOVERY CONSISTS OF LOOKING AT THE SAME THING AS EVERYONE ELSE AND THINKING SOMETHING DIFFERENT.” A. Szent-Györgyi
∞ I believe in the power of a unique style. I believe that style is some sort of communication towards ourselves and towards the world.
∞ GF’s unique creations represent Arte Couture & Fine Fashion – a collaboration of art and high-standard tailoring.
∞ GF’s trade mark is called Art of Manipulating – a combination of unique ideas, designs and technology.
Made by hand and heart:
BE GIORGEOUS, OWN GIORGIA’S.
Dressing the Galactica by
Giorgia Fonyodi was born in Esztergom, Hungary, finished her grammar school studies in Hilo, Hawaii, specialized in Advanced Placement Art. She was conferred her Masters Degree of Fashion Design and her 2nd Masters Degree majoring in Design Management at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest. She got a scholarship at London College of Fashion majoring in Women’s Wear. She also had the opportunity to be involved in the Arts Management Major of the International Business School, a partner of Oxford Brooks University. She worked full time as fashion designer at Ann Taylor, New York.
She was granted a Public Scholarship of the Republic. She finished first in the Textile Category of the Arts Section of the National Scientific and Student Conference with her work titled “Art of Manipulating”, enabling her to apply for the Pro Scientia Gold Medal Competition, whereby she was recognized by the Pro Arte Gold Medal, received in the Ceremonial Hall of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
PROFESSIONAL & EDUCATION
2017 Mentor / UP with Talent, MENTOR PROGRAM of Building the Future / Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, HU
2017 Designed the host’s dress of Fedora / Official Party DESIGN WEEK Budapest, HU
2013-2012 Recycled dress designed for L’OREAL and MILKA / Collaboration with TERRACYCLE, New York, US
2012-2011 Fashion Designer / ANN TAYLOR / ANN INC., Times Square Tower, Manhattan, New York, US
2011 Professional Internship Program / HUNGARIAN-AMERICAN ENTERPRISE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS (HAESF) / Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), New York, US
2010 Designed the host’s dress of the Gala / FASHION AWARDS HUNGARY, Budapest, HU
2010-2005 DESIGN MANAGER / MASTERS DEGREE / MOHOLY-NAGY UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN (MOME), Budapest, HU
2009-2004 FASHION DESIGNER / MASTERS DEGREE / MOHOLY-NAGY UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN (MOME), Budapest, HU
2008 Women’s Wear / Bachelor Programme / LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION, London, UK
2007 ARTS MANAGEMENT / Bachelor Programme / International Business School (IBS), Budapest, HU
2001 ADVANCED PLACEMENT ART / Graduation from Saint Joseph High School. Hilo, Hawaii, US
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
2011 “Curriculum Vitae” in WHO IS WHO LEXICON, Hungary / by Ralph Hübner chairman of Who is Who World Society Corp., Verlag für Personenenzyklopadien AG, CH
2011 & 2010 “Young Fashion Designer of the Year” nominee / FASHION AWARDS HUNGARY, Bp., HU
2010 Publication with INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER ISBN 978-963-88289-1-0 “/ Art of Manipulating” research / Conference of Society of Pro Scientia Medalists, Bp., HU
2010 GIORGIA FONYODI’s Trade Mark / HUNGARIAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE / by Miklós Bendzsel chairman Bp., HU
2009 “Student’s Life Achievement Award” / PRO ARTE GOLD MEDAL / SOCIETY OF PRO SCIENTIA MEDALISTS / by József Pálinkás chairman of HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Bp., HU
2009 1st place / Textile category, Art section, NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC & ART STUDENT CONFERENCE / by Péter Szendrö chairman of National Council of Student Research Societies, Bp., HU
2006 “Academic & Professional Excellence” / PUBLIC SCHOLARSHIP OF REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY / MINISTRY OF EDUCATION & CULTURE / by István Hiller, Bp., HU
2001 “Academic & Sport Excellence”/ MINISTER OF YOUTH & SPORTS AFFAIRS / by Tamás Deutsch, Bp., HU
2001 “Academic Excellence”/ PRESIDENT’S EDUCATION AWARDS PROGRAM / by George Bush / Hawaii, US
1997 “Academic Excellence”/ MINISTRY OF EDUCATION & CULTURE / by Bálint Magyar, Bp., HU
1997 1st place / “OUR VALUES TO BE BEQUEATHED FOR THE 21ST CENTURY” / by Europe at School Competition, Council of Europe, European Union, Parliament of Europe
EXHIBITIONS & SHOWS
2013 “BEHANCE PORTFOLIO REVIEWS” presentation / Super Chanel / Design Teminal, Budapest, HU
2010 “Teardropped” short film / Fashion Video Festival / MUSEUM LUDWIG, PALACE OF ARTS, Budapest, HU
2009 “Art of Manipulating” exhibition / MUSEUM NIGHT / HUNGARIAN NATIONAL GALLERY, Budapest, HU
2009 “Art of Manipulating” fashion show / NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC & ART STUDENT CONFERENCE, Budapest, HU
2007 “Szerényke” in Curiosity Cabinet / SALONE SATELLITE / I SALONI MILANO, Milano, IT
2006 “Op Art” exhibition / INTERNATIONAL DESIGN EXHIBITION, Nantes, FR
2006 “In the Spirit of Modern Ethnics” exhibition / HOME TREND & DESIGN / KUNSTHALLE, Budapest, HU
2005 “Preserve Your Traditions” fashion show / DESIGN WEEK, Budapest, HU
2004 “Our Traditions Today” exhibition / TEXTILE & TEXTILE GARMENT INDUSTRY HISTORY MUSEUM, Budapest, HU
ORGANIZATION & MEMBER
∞ SOCIETY OF PRO SCIENTIA MEDALISTS / ART AND SCIENCE OF ARTS
4.) Objectives of the Association:
a) to represent, at a national level, the SCIENTIFIC AND POLITICAL INTERESTS OF HUNGARIAN SCIENCE AND SCIENTISTS, as well as of HUNGARIAN HIGHER EDUCATION AND ELITE TRAINING;
b) to increase the social recognition of science and education;
c) in the interest of increasing the standards of Hungarian science, to contribute to the training and scientific development of experts and researchers with a wide intellectual horizon, with modern approaches, having valuable domestic and foreign experience even as career starters;
d) to provide opportunities for domestic and international exchanges of scientific experience for students and recent graduates involved in theoretical and/or practical research, as well as to promote their integration into international scientific life.
5.) In order to implement the objectives set out in section 4, the Association shall:
a) keep contacts with international public and social organizations as well as with business establishments;
b) organize international seminars, including primarily the Conference of Pro Scientia Gold Medal Winners where gold medal winners shall deliver presentations.
∞ PRO SCIENTIA GOLD MEDAL award have been founded by the NATIONAL COUNCIL OF STUDENT RESEARCH SOCIETIES. A Pro Arte Gold Medal can be awarded to young people who have excelled in their performance in the professional field selected by them during their studies, and have provided evidence for this in the form of works submitted to competition, presentations, or literary, artistic and scientific products. Therefore the Gold Medal does not acknowledge a single conference presentation or competition work, but an outstanding individual based on the student’s total performance. Award is conferred jointly by the CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF STUDENT RESEARCH SOCIETIES, the PRESIDENT OF THE HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, and the MINISTER OF EDUCATION to young awardees, with the ceremony traditionally taking place at the assembly hall of the HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES.
∞ COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE (CIEE)
We change lives; our alumni change the world. The mission: to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world. We foster the development of understanding and mutual respect between communities and nations by promoting the exchange of ideas and experiences. We help give young professionals from across the world skills that make them active and responsible global citizens.
∞ HUNGARIAN-AMERICAN ENTERPRISE SCHOLARSHIP FUND’S (HAESF)
Professional Internship Program. The goal of the program is to provide promising future leaders of Hungarian society an opportunity to have a meaningful international training experience, thereby enhancing their contribution to their home country and its development upon their return. Selected Fellows will be placed in career-related internships that further their professional and personal development, provide them with leadership and cross-cultural communication skills, improve their English language acquisition and help them advance as they attend graduate school and enter the work force at home.