The Riga Fashion Week will commence with the opening of the exhibition "Fashion Panorama: Italian New Wave" at the Ola Foundation art gallery. On the same day, the Fashion Museum will host the opening of another exhibition, "Black, White, Red," dedicated to the perception and history of color in fashion. It goes beyond exploring the future of Italian fashion and also analyzes and illustrates forms of the past alongside current trends and tendencies," explains Jelena Strahova, President of the Baltic Fashion Federation.
The exhibition "Fashion Panorama: The Italian New Wave" goes beyond exploring the future of Italian fashion and also analyzes and illustrates forms of the past alongside current trends and tendencies.
The fashion shows of the children's fashion brands Paade Mode and Rock & Mouse will take place in a new urban space — the "Eviart Gallery." The day will conclude with a bridal gown presentation by the Latvian brand Amelii. Besides the new location, fashion will take place quite literally at new heights for the second time in the Zunda Towers. It is here that the season's debutantes will present 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 will welcome all interested guests in their showrooms.
On the main runway in the capital, the latest trends will be 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) will serve 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 will not only be reflected in collections but also in educational initiatives. The Baltic Fashion Federation, Stockmann department store, and the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia will organize a panel discussion featuring recognized experts from Scandinavia and the Baltics on the importance of sustainable production in the fashion industry. This discussion will take place at the "Forum Cinemas" venue. Tickets are available here.
As part of the collaboration between recognized Latvian designers and Stockmann department store, a special showcase will take place on the main stage of RFW, featuring Pixie Won't Play, Anna Led, Guna Nabare, Una Bērziņa, and Cinnamon Concept. The show is curated by Cynthia Selitska, one of Latvia's leading stylists and fashion bloggers.
The conclusion of Riga Fashion Week will be marked by a party at the "A'Drop" bar.
Stockmann department store is the general partner of RFW.
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