Fashion & Textile 2013 Riga – Day 2
Along side Director of the Fashion Department IED Moda Lab Roma, Lara Aragno Gigli and Liuba Popova, Costume and theatre designer, fashion journalist and professor, Jenny Holloway reviewed the 12 collections judging on originality, quality, end result, innovation, choice of materials and fabrics and conceptual interpretation.
It was certainly not an easy task but after a grueling day of judging and discussing each individual collection in detail a decision was made and the second day of the event culminated in the Habitus Baltiga awards ceremony with the winning designers being recognised for their hard work and creativity
FashionCapital presented a special award to a young designer who really stood out with her innovating ready-to-wear collection. Beata Guzinska’s collection Kash was a fuse of fabrics from around the world, significantly distinguished with a tight colour palette and ethnic prints.
Third place was awarded to Edite Treija from Latvia who certainly made a statement with her chiffon, mutli layered billowing dresses accessorised with none other than a horses head. Entitled Kalitan, the horse symbolising the creative freedom with the collection.
The second award was presented to Italo Marseglia from Italy with a monochrome collection of inspiring silhouettes created through clever drapery, folds and new shapes, demonstrating a mathematical and methodical approach to the concept of design.
The winner of Habitus Baltija 2013 was awarded to a young designer who showed total innovation with a unique collection created from laser cutting. Matija Cop from Croatia showcased a work of art down the catwalk with models encased in contemporary shapes. A clear winner for originality and advanced design Matija can look forward to a promising career in the world of fashion.
A huge congratulations to all the young designers, it was fantastic to be a part of such an inspiring competition showcasing the next generation of fashion designers!