The Riga Fashion Week will kick off with the opening of a unique exhibition featuring Italian designers


As part of the 37th Riga Fashion Week, the Ola Foundation art gallery will host the exhibition "Fashion Panorama: The Italian New Wave," which tells the story of contemporary Italian fashion through the vision of ten young designers selected for their unique perspectives and unconventional creative approaches. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, as well as Vogue Italia magazine. Admission is open to everyone interested and will take place from October 21st to November 20th, with pre-registration required on the website

The younger generation of artists bring an entirely new perspective to what it means to be Italian "fashion creators" in their works.

"The leitmotif of this season's RIGA FASHION WEEK was chosen as 'Fashion is Art,' and this exhibition serves as a beautiful confirmation of that. It tells the story of how the remarkable legacy bestowed upon us by designers like Gianni Versace, Riccardo Tisci, and Valentino Garavani is transforming in the contemporary context and what shapes the industry will take in the future," 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.

"To create clothing is like finding oneself in an operating room, stitching and mending one's own life using fabrics of varying textures," comments one of the exhibition participants.

“Fashion is a fundamental element of the Italian creative identity. As such, it evolves and changes constantly. It reflects a country in a permanent pursuit of balance between tradition and evolution” highlights Ambassador of Italy to Latvia, Alessandro Monti. “We are happy to present in Riga the work of these ten innovative brands: our goal is bringing to Latvia a contemporary image of what Italy is and how far Italian creativity can reach”.

The exhibition will be open to all interested visitors from October 21st to November 20th, with prior registration on the website

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