More than 15 brands participated in the current RFW session, including debutants, international eco-brands, and local industry giants. The main event of the fashion industry in Latvia has combined several formats, including designer shows on the runway at Hanzas Perons and on the new platform — Zunda Towers, presentations, a seminar on sustainable fashion for industry professionals, and themed events. This season, the program's focus remains on sustainability.
The opening of RFW was marked by an international educational seminar "Sustainable Fashion: Stereotypes and Reality #2". Expanding the educational part of the Week's program, on the same day there was a screening of the film and lecture "Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist" (2018), as well as lectures on fashion at the Riga Fashion Museum.
The design brand of boudoir fashion, Amoralle, in collaboration with handmade headwear brand Ksenia Danilova, has prepared a 3D project that required minimal material costs. One Wolf was betting on denim this season, Slow Beachwear was focusing on the durability of swimwear, and Lithuanian debutant Mild Power was actively using residual materials in their collection.
On the main catwalk of the capital, the latest trends were demonstrated by brands that have already firmly established themselves in the Baltic countries, such as Ivo Nikkolo and Diana Arno (Estonia), Natalija Jansone, Iveta Vecmane, and Volga Vintage (all from Latvia). In addition to the aforementioned Baltic designers, foreign fashion brands were also represented this season, including Szczygiel (Poland) and Moel Bosh (Uzbekistan). The local debutant of the season is the designer of the eponymous brand, Guna Nebare. Trends in children's fashion was presented by Paade Mode and Rock and Mouse. Inspired by the eco-grunge style and the aesthetics of the 90s, the designer of the Anna Led brand has prepared a presentation in her studio.
As part of the collaboration between recognized Latvian designers and the Stockmann department store, a special show featuring Nolo, Anna Led, Unattached, and Cinnamon Concept took place on the main RFW catwalk. The show was being prepared by Sintija Selicka, one of Latvia's leading stylists and fashion bloggers.
The Riga Fashion Week concluded with a party in the Andrejsala Quarter.
General partner of RFW: Stockmann department store.