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Fashion & Textile Riga 2013 – Day 1



The exhibition is over a period of three days, during this time the international trade show will bring together manufacturers and suppliers and give the opportunity to talk about and share their expertise with the visitors.

The exhibitors will also bring along their fashion and textile products to display to the visitors on stands located within the exhibition centre.

The event, which has been a successfully running since 1996, is this year hosting it’s 18th Fashion And Textile Fair in Latvia. The event, which was previously known as Intertextile Balticum is taking place from the 19-24th April 2013 in Riga, the capital of Latvia, in the Kipsala International Exhibition Centre.

The fair has been receiving lots of support from many sources including The Investement and Development Agency of Latvia, The Association of Textile and Clothing Industries and The Diplomatic Economic Club.



Jenny Holloway (director of FE) with Elena Strahova president of Baltic Fashion Federation and Dimitri Doubovik editor of Fashion Victim (organisers of Riga Fashion Week)


This year help in promoting young fashion designers, Habitas Baltija, a competition will be held during the Fashion and Textile 2013, where director of Fashion Enter, Jenny Holloway will be a judge.

The aim of Habitus Baltija is to discover and support young, talented fashion designers and offer a place where they can really enrich their experience. While providing them with the opportunity to promote their designs and exchange knowledge/ideas with experts of the industry.

The competition is held during the Fashion and Textile 2013 and includes fashion conferences and seminars, shows and activities. Competition entries are evaluated by a range of international judges with the prizes including invitations to international competitions, shows, free education and other prizes! Participants of the competition also get a free invitation to the 2nd Fashion and Textile conference, held on 19th April.

Read more about the competiton here


Whilst here, Jenny Holloway alongside seven other speakers, spoke at The International Conference, on Successful Brand Management in the UK. This included topics and a presentation on designers trying to make it in the industry, learning all tools of the trade, getting quality advice and speaking to someone with experience.



Jenny Speaking at The International Conference on Sucessful Brand Managment in the UK

To find out more about the speakers and their presentation themes click here

This year Fashion Capital has been invited to the 18th Fashion and Textile fair to exhibit on behalf on specially selected British designers from 19th-21st April. Fashion Capital has been provided with their own stand where they will broadcast the pieces from the designers to a range of guests, including marketers, designers, purchasers and consumers. The event is a great networking event, and an excellent way to establish international contacts. Fashion Capital is here promoting its UK designers!


Liene & Zane Helping Set Up The Stand


Jenni & Zane On Fashion Capital’s Stand (All set up!)


Vita Gottelieb Scarves


Belles Of London


Jenni With Rebecca Torres Collection


Fashion Capital is here now exhibiting on behalf of a great selection of British Designers, including:

Vita Gottelieb

A Finalist in Fashion Fringe 2012, Vita Gottlieb is an exciting new womenswear brand with an eye for the extraordinary. Established in 2011 by talented young designer Vita Gottlieb, a Londoner with wanderlust and a love of culture, the label seeks to push at the edges of creative and cultural boundaries.

Belles Of London

An effortless interpretation of the ‘little black dress’, Bells of London refines and rediscovers the cut, shape and silhouette of the dress for every occasion, creating an understated collection of 12 dresses, each piece has been edited and refined to dissolve the question every woman faces.. ‘what should I wear?’.

Laurens Way

The Only Way Is Essex star Lauren Goodger has launched her debut clothing collection, assisted in design and production by FashionCapital.The range is a mixture of day-to-eveningwear as well as a catwalk collection. The Collection has been designed by Lauren with assistance from FashionCapital using The Workshop and The Factory and is 100% British Made.

Danilo Gabrielli

The Danilo Gabrielli brand is a high end fashion label founded in NYC by Italian designer, Danilo Gabrielli, and is based in London. Born and raised in Porto Santo Stefano, Monte Argentario – a small island off the West coast of Tuscany, Italy. Danilo graduated from the Accademia Pistoiese in Rome, Italy and achieved a duel degree in Fashion and Costume Design.


An independent,luxury accessory brand by London based designer, Nosakhare Osadolor, created for the confident and fashion conscious who appreciate refined pieces that ignite individuality and self-expression. At the heart of Nosakhari is its refined signature, 100% handmade scarves, constructed using faceted beads, interconnected with luxury thread.

Rebecca Torres

Rebecca Torres Started her fashion career studying Fashion Design and Manufacturing at Cardonald College in Glasgow and furthered her education by obtaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fashion Business at Caledonian University. Rebecca worked in London with designer/stylist Nova Dando. During her time in London she assisted on a variety of photo shoots ranging from music videos to television adverts. After returning to her hometown of Glasgow, it was this rich experience in the UK fashion capital that inspired her to create her own label – REBECCA TORRES based in Glasgow.

From Clothing

New premium, ethical fashion brand. We design beautiful lifestyle clothing for Yoga, Pilates and relaxed style living. We don’t like throwaway fashion. We like slow fashion. Designs with longevity. Styles with substance. Classic, timeless, transparent. Lux, soft, kind. Environmentally conscious. Inspired by mountains, skies and seas. Socially aware. Right by people, right for our planet. make a difference. Buy FROM a conscience brand.


The FashionCapital catwalk show is on twice throughout the event, today five designers showcased their collections –


Belles of London


Rebecca Torres


Danilo Gabrielli


Today was a fantastic first day culminating in a visit into Riga old town. Tomorrow will see the young designer competition, the FashionCapital catwalk show and more selling on the stand!





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