Riga Fashion Week, flagbearer of a vibrant industry, suffers from government neglect

  • 2016-03-23
  • Michael Mustillo
This year’s Riga Fashion Week (RFW) is fast approaching. But many Baltic fashionistas — who will descend upon the Latvian capital for RFW from March 30 to April 3 — feel let down by the lack of government support and a wider inability of investment agencies to cooperate, which threatens to keep Riga from gaining international recognition as a fashion hub. Few deny Latvia’s potential. It has long contributed to the fashion world in a far larger measure than its small population of under two million would imply. Currently there are several well-known fashion b...
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