About the event
The 35th anniversary of RIGA FASHION WEEK — a course towards sustainable development
The fashion industry around the world can no longer ignore the negative impact it has on the planet. Taking into account this fact, the Baltic Fashion Federation, the organizer of #RigaFashionWeek, has chosen sustainability as the leitmotif for the 35th Riga Fashion Week, which will be held from 7 to 11 October.
The marathon of RFW shows will begin with the presentation of sustainable fashion from Latvian brands QooQoo, One Wolf and H&M in the luxurious interiors of Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga. The debutants of the season — the Polish brand Szczygiel- and the local brand Unattached (designer — Una Pūpola) as well as a show of Hot Couture evening dresses from Volga Vintage will present their collections in the same place. On the same day, a designer from Uzbekistan Zuhra Ignat will welcome the guests in the Moel Bosh showroom, while Anna Led (Latvia) will hold her presentation in the atmosphere of a French cafe in Berga Bazars.
"Consciousness in the production of clothing should begin with the designer, with their vision and lifestyle. This is work with oneself first, which is followed by a series of successive actions, step by step, in work as well. Eco-initiatives are important for young designers, as these days it is one of the pillars on which the fashion industry rests. As part of the seminar on October 7, I will touch on this topic in more detail and talk about the choice of materials and factories from the point of view of economy and efficiency," says Anna Szczygiel - the designer of the brand Szczygiel.
During the anniversary season, children's fashion will be presented in an international format, — the newest collections will be presented by the Lithuanian brand Julija Dremiene and the Latvian brands — Paade Mode, Tiny Bunny, Rock and Mouse.
"The idea of creating beautiful children's clothing was born back in 1999, when I travelled around the world and was inspired by foreign designer brands. For me, this was like something from the world of fantasy, because I had never seen such things in the Baltics. With the birth of my daughter, I put the puzzle pieces together and realised what children need not only from the point of view of beauty, but also comfort, universality. Every collection for me is always a celebration," shares Julija Dremiene.
Selina Keer, Collected Story, Amoralle, Natalija Jansone, Iveta Vecmane and Nolo will show their newest collections on the main podium at Hanzas Perons. The Estonian brands Diana Arno and Ivo Nikkolo are among the foreign participants of the fashion week.
Fashion parties will take place at Digital Art House with the participation of DJ von Kubitz's (Latvia), Constantine (Ukraine) and Collab XXX.LV (Latvia) , as well as at A'Drop bar.
The official sustainable development partner of RFW: Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA).
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