The 29th RIGA FASHION WEEK opening event took place on 23rd of October at the event hall of Tallinas Street Creative District "You Already Know Where!" (in Latvian – “Tu Jau Zini Kur!”), that gathered around 300 guests. Event devoted to young artists in the digital age included presentations of three fashion designers from three different European countries – Anna Elizabete Fashion from Latvia, Teodora Mitrovska from Macedonia and Kristel Kuslapuu from Estonia.
The RFW program this season includes fashion shows of such Latvian designers as Natalija Jansone, Amoralle, Katya Katya London, Nóló, BLCV by Bulichev, Talented, One Wolf, Public Makes Image, Bergs Privé, NONAME Atelier and Pixie Won’t Play. Kidswear brands – Aristocrat Kids, Paade Mode and Leny Tomy Factory. This autumn, three foreign designers will be visiting Riga and RIGA FASHION WEEK with fashion shows at Radisson Blu Latvija Hotel: Diana Arno and Ivo Nikkolo from Estonia, as well as Duarte from Portugal. While the Uzbek brand Moel Bosh will host guests in their salon, where they will showcase their new collection.
RIGA FASHION WEEK has become one of the most creative and innovative fashion and cultural events in the Baltics by creating a fashion feast atmosphere throughout the city for a whole week, twice a year. The 29th RIGA FASHION WEEK will be special due to the fact that, in addition to the traditional program, events of the international project “United Fashion” will also take place. The Baltic Fashion Federation is the official representative in Latvia and the Baltics of this project. Within the framework of this project, such events as the European fashion designer showroom, networking event, with the opportunity for designers to get useful contacts for their business development, as well as educational seminar and workshop will take place.
Baltic Fashion Federation is putting a great emphasis on fashion-related educational events. This season is no exception, therefore fashion designers, bloggers, as well as others interested persons are welcome to the seminar and workshop on topic “Digitization. Brand Management”, which will take place on the October 25-26. This educational event is organized within the framework of the United Fashion project to enhance the international growth of fashion industry professionals.
Within the framework of RIGA FASHION WEEK devoted to spring-summer 2019 season, there are also planned several events specifically for media and buyers – on October 24 at showroom INTRO, in the shopping centre Galleria Riga, the opening of RFW showroom X SR INTRO will take place. The presentation of Lithuanian designer collections will follow that at Vaļņu 4 Baltic Design Boutique store. On October 25, an extensive "United Fashion" European Designer showroom will be opened, which on this day will offer exclusive access to media and buyers. However, the next day, October 26, this showroom will be opened to stylists and bloggers, and later to all RFW visitors. On the closing day of RIGA FASHION WEEK, on October 27, everyone will have the opportunity to buy SS19 garments presented at the fashion shows in RFW designer showroom "See-now-buy-now".
The 29th RIGA FASHION WEEK will be hosting several parties over this week that are organised in cooperation with RFW partners. For example, on late evening of October 26 RFW afterparty will take place in the official RFW club – Coyote Fly Lounge Club, during which there will be an iconic vintage RIGA FASHION WEEK Debüt fashion show by Volga Vintage. The next day, October 27, RFW guests will be invited to the same club as the brand Public Makes Image will feature their show after show. At both of these parties, visitors will be entertained by popular DJ’s - Markus Riva, Ma Lina, Makree and Rodion Gordin.