Ventspils To Host Fashion Festival "Riga Fashion Mood"

08.05.2014 - 10:48
On May 10, Ventspils will be hosting a fashion festival "Riga Fashion Mood" organized by the Latvian Chamber of Fashion.
Ventspils To Host Fashion Festival "Riga Fashion Mood"
This is the brightest and most prestigious fashion event in Latvia. Like last spring, Ventspils has been chosen as the venue. This year's runway fashion shows will feature more than 15 collections. Also, "Riga Fashion Mood" visitors will be given the chance to attend an exhibition "Latvian Design for Latvia".

Ventspils audiences can expect current and next season's collections by the leading and young fashion designers of Latvia. We will be able to enjoy the talents of both experienced "Riga Fashion Mood" participants and little-known designers. The scintillating lineup of local fashion includes such brands as "Alexander Pavlov", "More Salt", "Cinnamons", "NINA", "Taste by Sonita Pāvuliņa", "Koshakova" and "BeCarousell", designers Natālija Jansone, Keita, Baiba Ladiga and Reinis Ratnieks, children's fashion brands "Hebe" and "Leny Tomy Factory", as well as a number of other designers.

"Riga Fashion Mood" is organized in cooperation with SIA "Kurzemes filharmonija". "We are extremely glad and satisfied, for "Riga Fashion Mood" returns to Ventspils. Last year's experience has shown that such a fashion feast is very welcome. The multiple words of appreciation, as well as  people's unfeigned admiration for Latvian fashion designer performances encouraged us to continue our work and make sure that everybody in Ventspils enjoys a true spring of fashion this year as well," says Antra Lācberga, marketing and public relations specialist of SIA "Kurzemes filharmonija".

Exhibition "Latvian Design for Latvia"

In addition to "Riga Fashion Mood" runway shows, visitors are given the opportunity to attend an exhibition "Latvian Design for Latvia" held on May 3-12 at the Theatre House "Jūras vārti". The exhibition has two conceptual directions. The first part of it shows photos of well-known, respected women wearing clothes made by Latvian fashion designers. The photos on display are complemented by women's opinions about Latvian fashion and their personal fashion-related stories. The second part of the exhibition is dedicated to Latvian design brands, with special emphasis on homewares and accessories. The exhibition's opening ceremony is slated for May 9 at 6.00 pm at the Theatre House "Jūras vārti".

"We set up this exhibition with an aim to show how diverse Latvian design is and how events and personal stories may be associated with it. Fashion is not just clothing, it is also the attitude and experience. I think that wearing local design products daily allows everyone to strengthen their ties with the Latvian identity without losing the ability to be stylish and contemporary," says Dita Danosa, head of the Latvian Chamber of Fashion and organizer of "Riga Fashion Mood" and "Latvian Design for Latvia".

The exhibition "Latvian Design for Latvia" runs from May 3 through May 12 at the Theatre House "Jūras vārti".

Opportunities to obtain tickets and watch online

The event is open to everyone. Tickets are on sale at all distribution places of "Biļešu Serviss" and online at Thanks to Lattelecom technical support, the fashion show will be streamed online and broadcast live on the Lattelecom interactive television.

The fashion festival "Riga Fashion Mood" has been organized annually since 2011. Its organizer, the Latvian Chamber of Fashion, brings together local fashion designers, instructors, manufacturers and other parties interested in the development of fashion. The goal of the Latvian Chamber of Fashion is to create a sustainable platform for Latvian fashion and organize events, providing Latvian fashion designers and brands with the opportunity to offer their new collections to customer segments domestically and internationally, as well as to promote the growth of Latvian fashion consumer society.