RIGA - The Baltic's most significant fashion project RIGA FASHION WEEK, which will take place from 26 to 30 March, this spring will be held for the 30th time.
Baltic Fashion Federation, the organisers of RIGA FASHION WEEK, are proud of the impressive history of the project, which has become the most effective start-up platform for young talents at national level and the most important development tool for already recognized fashion artists. It is the only professional Fashion week in Latvia and the most significant fashion event in the Baltics.
Over almost 15 years, 220 fashion brands have been presented on RIGA FASHION WEEK podium. More than 80 of them were Latvian designers and others were representing 20 other countries worldwide. Most of the Latvian designers are regular participants of RIGA FASHION WEEK, they have developed together and with the help of RFW, but today they are well known and demanded far beyond the borders of Latvia. In total, 567 fashion shows, more than 20 educational seminars and lectures and around 200 other professional events were organized within the framework of the official program of RIGA FASHION WEEK.
“I feel beyond grateful that RIGA FASHION WEEK during these seasons was held regularly as planned according to the schedule, it has always continued to develop, and each time rose to new, higher level, despite the various crises in Latvia and on the globe, – this has also been recognized by RFW participants and invited international fashion experts. I am very thankful to the designers for their trust and to the partners for believing in our ideas and strengths,” says Jelena Strahova, producer of RIGA FASHION WEEK.
As the image of the anniversary season of RIGA FASHION WEEK has become the joint work of the Estonian designer Diana Arno, Latvian stylist Olga Kolotova and photographer Oleg Zernov – a photography of a model Alise (Vacatio model agency) in a garment by DIANA ARNO (make up by Beate Kudina, hair style by Oksana Kirilenko) was created specifically for the anniversary of RIGA FASHION WEEK. “This was my first cooperation experience with fashion professionals from Latvia and I am excited about the high level of professionalism of the whole team! I am also very excited by the fact that our image will decorate the anniversary campaign of RIGA FASHION WEEK,” says designer Diana Arno.
The history of the brand DIANA ARNO dates back to 2011, but in Riga the designer presented her collection for the first time in autumn 2017, causing great interest and positive feedback among Latvian society, and since then became a regular participant of RFW. DIANA ARNO style combines luxury and comfort, creating timeless and feminine clothes with attractive details that lead a woman from work to cocktails, from work week to weekend.
RIGA FASHION WEEK dedicated to the season of autumn-winter 2019/2020 will take place on March 26-30.