The 37th RIGA FASHION WEEK has ended


Fashion as a part of art is the leitmotif chosen for the theme of RIGA FASHION WEEK, which took place in the capital from October 20th to October 25th. The theme runs as a common thread throughout the entire program, with a focus on sustainability and ethics. The program for the week included fashion shows by Latvian and international designers on the runways of Hanzas Perons, Zunda Towers, and Eviart Gallery, two exhibitions, seminars for industry professionals, as well as thematic events.

The Riga Fashion Week commenced with the opening of the exhibition "Fashion Panorama: Italian New Wave" at the Ola Foundation art gallery. On the same day, the Fashion Museum hosted the opening of another exhibition, "Black, White, Red," dedicated to the perception and history of color in fashion.

The fashion shows of the children's fashion brands Paade Mode and Rock & Mouse took place in a new urban space — the "Eviart Gallery." The day concluded with a bridal gown presentation by the Latvian brand Amelii. Besides the new location, fashion took place quite literally at new heights for the second time in the Zunda Towers. It is here that the season's debutantes presented current trends to the guests — Dans Krumpāns from Latvia and Marina Fedan from Germany, as well as the well-known Lithuanian designer Agne Kuzmickaite. In turn, the Uzbek brand Moel Bosh and the Latvian brand Selina Keer welcomed all interested guests in their showrooms.

On the main runway in the capital, the latest trends were showcased by brands that have firmly established their positions in the Baltic countries — Amoralle, Collected Story, Natalija Jansone, Iveta Vecmane, Nolo, BAE by Katya Shehurina (all from Latvia), and Ivo Nikkolo (Estonia). The presentation of the Polish brand Szczygiel- (Poland) was served as a clear example of a collection adhering to the principles of sustainable development, with all products made from surplus and raw materials used in accordance with zero-waste principles.

The eco-agenda was not only reflected in collections but also in educational initiatives. The Baltic Fashion Federation, Stockmann department store, and the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia organized a panel discussion featuring recognized experts from Scandinavia and the Baltics on the importance of sustainable production in the fashion industry. This discussion took place at the "Forum Cinemas" venue.

As part of the collaboration between recognized Latvian designers and Stockmann department store, a special showcase took place on the main stage of RFW, featuring Pixie Won't Play, Anna Led, Guna Nabare, Una Bērziņa, and Cinnamon Concept. The show was curated by Cynthia Selitska, one of Latvia's leading stylists and fashion bloggers.

The conclusion of Riga Fashion Week was marked by a party at the "A'Drop" bar.

Stockmann department store is the general partner of RFW.

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