Tallinn Fashion week 2016
This article is kind of long overdue and wanted to publish it a long time ago, but as life has been a bit crazy lately I just couldn’t manage to publish it sooner, especially because I wanted the article to be qualitative. Though, I am happy that I finally have an article to share with you and just tell you what went on the tenth Tallinn Fashion Week – what I saw and what I experienced. First of all, I’d like to take the opportunity and thank the organizers of Tallinn Fashion Week for inviting me and giving me the chance to see what Estonian designers have prepared for the upcoming spring. šŸ™‚
I stayed in Tallinn for four days (three full days if we are precise) and I had the privilege to attend all fashion shows. I didn’t quite manage to see all fashion shows, but the ones I saw, I really enjoyed and certainly gained lots of inspiration, had an insight into spring fashion and noticed some trends for the next year. The three days went by in a heartbeat because not only I attended the fashion shows, I also took the opportunity to explore and wander around Tallinn – I especially loved old their town. And, of course, a fashion week wouldn’t be a fashion week without outfit photo shoots. You already saw the first two outfits here and here, in the near future I’ll publish the third/last one.
If I am comparing Estonian designer collections to Latvian, then I have to say that I noticed that Estonian designer collections were a bit more down to earth. Many collections consisted of dark, greyish colours and there were just a few bold and colourful collections. In terms of design the clothes as I mentioned were more down to earth, but at the same time very elegant and delicate. In today’s article I have gathered together my personal favorite collections from the second and third day. I am still biting myself for not taking my camera with my to the first day, because on the first day a fashion designer award ceremony was held in two categories – the silver and the golden needle. The silver needle is presented to a new Estonian designer who in the previous year has proven itself as the best newcomer, whereas, the golden needle is given out to the designer who over the past five years has constantly proven itself with the quality, functionality, beauty and contemporaneity of their collections. This year the silver needle was given to Roberta Einer, whereas, the golden needle was given to Lilli Jahilo. Both were my absolute favorites. 
But now more about my favorites.
LV
Å is raksts ir tapis ar nelielu novēloÅ”anos, jo pēdējās pāris nedēļas ir bijuÅ”as ļoti aizņemtas un tā kā Å”is raksts ir apjomÄ«gs tad tā tapÅ”anai bija nepiecieÅ”ams ilgāks laiks. Bet esmu priecÄ«ga, ka beidzot varu jums pastāstÄ«t un arÄ« parādÄ«t to kā tad man gāja desmitajā Tallinas modes nedēļā. Pirmkārt, noteikti vēlos pateikt lielu paldies Tallinas modes nedēļas organizatoriem gan par ielÅ«gumu, gan arÄ« jauko uzņemÅ”anu! šŸ™‚ 
Kopumā Tallinā pabiju četras dienas (ja precizēju – trÄ«s pilnas dienas) un man bija dota patieŔām lieliska iespēja apmeklēt visas modes skates. PiebildÄ«Å”u, ka visas skates man neizdevās apmeklēt, bet tās, kuras es redzēju man ļoti patika un ļoti, ļoti iedvesmoja, kā arÄ« ļāva ielÅ«koties nākamā gada pavasarÄ« un piefiksēt arÄ« pāris modes tendences. Visas trÄ«s dienas bija ļoti piepildÄ«tas, jo ne tikai apmeklēju modes skates, bet pa dienu nodevos kultÅ«ras baudÄ«Å”anai un daudz pastaigām, kā arÄ«, protams, neiztrÅ«kstoÅ”a dienas sastāvdaļa bija foto sesijas, kuru rezultātus, jau iespējams redzējāt Å”ajā un Å”ajā rakstā. 
Ja salÄ«dzinam ar mÅ«su dizaineriem, tad igauņu dizaineru kolekcijas man Ŕķita piezemētākas un savā ziņā pat arÄ« vienkārŔākas. Ä»oti daudzās kolekcijās bija iespējams ieraudzÄ«t tumÅ”os un pelēcÄ«gos toņus, savukārt, koÅ”as un krāsainas kolekcijas bija retums. ArÄ« dizaina ziņā kolekcijas Ŕķita askētiskākas, bet tajā pat laikā arÄ« elegantas un izsmalcinātas. Å odienas rakstā esmu apkopojusi tās kolekcijas, kas man personÄ«gi patika vislabāk. VienÄ«gais kožu sev pirkstos par to, ka nepaņēmu lÄ«dzi fotoaparātu arÄ« uz pirmo vakaru, jo pirmajā vakarā norisinājās apbalvoÅ”anas ceremonija igauņu dizaineriem divās kategorijās ā€“ sudraba un zelta adata. Sudraba adatu saņem pagājuŔā gada visspilgtākais jaunais igauņu dizaineris, savukārt, zelta adatu saņem tas dizaineris, kas pēdējo piecu gadu laikā ir pastāvÄ«gi pierādÄ«jis sevi ar kolekciju kvalitāti, funkcionalitāti, skaistumu un mÅ«sdienÄ«gumu. Abas modes dizaineres, kas guva laurus Å”ajās nominācijās bija arÄ« mani parādÄ«to kolekciju favorÄ«ti ā€“ sudraba adatu saņēma zÄ«mols Roberta Einer, savukārt zelta adatu saņēma zÄ«mols Lilli Jahilo
Bet nu vairāk par maniem favorītiem.

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IRIS JANVIER

The first designer I would like to mention is the brand Iris Janvier, because I think that this spring/summer collection was one of the most functional as in ready-to-wear collections showcased in this fashion week.  I loved the fact that the collection was filled with many different garments starting from dresses, to tops, pants, skirts, sweaters etc. Each model that walked down the runway was styled to the point. Honestly take any outfit from this collection and you’ll be ready to go and hit the streets. Perfect attention to the details and accessories.
Kā pirmo noteikti vēlos minēt zÄ«molu Iris Janvier, jo Ŕī, manuprāt, bija viena no visfunkcionālākajām un apģērbu ziņā dažādākajām kolekcijām. Kolekcijā bija gan dažādas kleitas, topi, svārki, bikses, mēteļi, džemperi utt. Vienvārd sakot, tieŔām satura ziņā ļoti bagātÄ«ga un arÄ« gaumÄ«ga kolekcija. Ä»oti patika tas cik pārdomāts un saskaņots ir katrs tērps, sākot no krāsu izvēles lÄ«dz pat aksesuāriem. Paņem jebkuru tērpu un Tu varēsi kaut tÅ«lÄ«t to uzvilkt, nemainot pilnÄ«bā neko.
Tallinn Fashion week 2016

Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016

Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016

DIANE ARNO
I can surely say that this was one of the most stylish collections because the show was very well thought out, starting from a creepy/cool intro video to the stylish garments and accessories. The main focus of this collection was put on military style which visible throughout the whole collection. I loved how interesting and quite unique the outfits were, especially the unexpected accessories (how cool are those glasses?). Though, I have to add that this collection was one of the hardest to visually comprehend because the runway was quite dark and the models were walking in a fast pace which not only made it challenging to see the outfit and the details, but also to capture them in photos. 
Å Ä« kolekcija viennozÄ«mÄ«gi saņem stilÄ«gākās kolekcijas balvu no manis, jo skate bija pārdomāta lÄ«dz pat vissÄ«kākajai detaļai sākot jau ar nedaudz creepy stila ievadvideoklipu lÄ«dz pat stilÄ«gajiem tērpiem. Kolekcijā tika likts uzsvars uz militāro stilu un gan paÅ”i tērpi, gan arÄ« aksesuāri bija ļoti interesanti un dažbrÄ«d lika elpai aizrauties ar to unikalitāti un negaidÄ«tām detaļām. PiebildÄ«Å”u vien to, ka skati bija grÅ«ti vizuāli uztvert, jo zālē valdÄ«ja pustumsa un modeles ļoti ātri pārvietojās pa mēli, kas ne tikai apgrÅ«tināja tērpa detaļu ievēroÅ”anu, bet arÄ« to notverÅ”anu bildēs. 
Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016

Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016

Marimo Fashion
The collection mainly consisted of beautiful silk or similar fabric dresses, which were very feminine and elegant. I, for sure, saw some pieces I’d like in my wardrobe. I was in love with the colour choice, especially with the pastels as you know how dear they are to me.
Kolekcija liekākoties sastāvēja no skaistām, zÄ«da vai lÄ«dzÄ«ga auduma kleitām. Un, manuprāt, tā bija ļoti sieviŔķīga un eleganta un pati ieraudzÄ«ju daudzas lietas, kuras vēlētos savā garderobē. Man ļoti patika arÄ« gaiÅ”o toņu un arÄ« pasteļtoņu (kā jau zini, tie ir mani favorÄ«ti!) daudzveidÄ«ba.
Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016
LIIVIA LEÅ KIN
A very minimalistic style collection in which the main accent of colour was a pop of red lipstick or a red rose in the hands of models. It would be interesting to know the meaning behind it. Dark shades dominated throughout this collection and I was totally smitten by the choice of fabrics – starting from the soft velvet to rough wool. A beautiful and very cohesive collection.
Askētiska, minimālistiska stila kolekcija, kurā par galveno krāsas akcentu kalpoja sarkana lÅ«pu krāsa vai roze, kuru modeles turēja rokās. BÅ«tu ļoti interesanti uzzināt Ŕī simbola nozÄ«mi. Kolekcijā dominēja tumÅ”ie toņi, bet mani savaldzināja dažādo audumu izvēle ā€“ sākot pat no maigā samta lÄ«dz pat raupjai vilnai. Skaista un ļoti saskanÄ«ga kolekcija.
Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016

VILVE UNT
I can’t say that this is my favorite collection, but I do admire the designer and the vision behind this collection, because it is unique and different to any collection I saw at the TFW. I loved how the collection was presented, because throughout the fashion show there were models who were walking alongside the catwalk in grey dresses and colourful shoes. They were made significantly older with grey hair, wrinkles and big glasses, meanwhile more colourful and bold pieces were shown on the runway in the middle. Would love to know the story behind this, because I did think of the possible philosophical meanings long after the fashion show.
Ä»oti interesanta un savā ziņā pat savdabÄ«ga kolekcija. Es nevarētu teikt, ka Ŕī kolekcija bija mana pilnÄ«ga favorÄ«te, bet es noteikti novērtēju tās unikalitāti un interesanto audumu, krāsu un fasona izvēli. Pati skate bija ļoti interesanti režisēta, jo visas skates laikā gar sāniem staigāja modeles pelēkās kleitās, ar krāsainiem apaviem kājās un tika likts filozofisks akcents uz modeļu izskatu, jeb tās tika padarÄ«tas krietni vecākas (sirmi mati, grumbas, brilles), savukārt pārējās modeles tikmēr ierastajā modes skaÅ”u stilā defilēja daudz koŔākos un krāsainākos tērpos. IeintriģējoÅ”s tērpu pasniegÅ”anas veids, par kuru aizdomājos vēl krietni pēc skates.

Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016

Tallinn Fashion week 2016

Tallinn Fashion week 2016

MAMMU COUTURE
I did save the dessert for the last, because, truly, this collection was my favorite collection of all the shows I saw during these three days. This collection had me almost gasping at some points. I was able to spot some vintage style elements in the collection, for example, the governess style collars and the full flounced skirt. I admire the designer behind this collection because you can definitely see how much effort has been put into creating each garment and how each was unique in it’s own way. Though, of course, there also were some little details that made the collection cohesive, for example, ribbons, glitter and so on. A truly stunning, feminine collection that left me daydreaming,
Å o kolekciju atstāju kā saldo ēdienu, jo Ŕī viennozÄ«mÄ«gi bija mana mīļāka Tallinas modes nedēļas kolekcija, kas manai elpai lika aizrauties vairākas reizes. Kolekcijā tika izmantoti dažādi vintage stila elementi, piemēram, augstās guvernantes tipa apkakles, apjomÄ«gi volānu svārki u.tml. ApbrÄ«noju Å”o modes dizaineri, kas, manuprāt, Å”ajā kolekcijā ir ieguldÄ«jusi neizmērojama apmēra darbu un ikkatrs tērps bija unikāls, bet tajā pat laikā kolekciju vienoja dažādi mazi knifiņi un aksesuāri, piemēram, bantÄ«tes, spÄ«dumiņi utt. Fantastiska, sieviŔķīga kolekcija, kura manÄ« rosÄ«ja iztēli un ļāva pasapņot.

Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016

Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Tallinn Fashion week 2016
Which of these collections you liked the most? 
Kura no Ŕīm kolekcijām Tev iepatikās vislabāk?

8 Comments

  1. November 8, 2016 / 21:37

    All so amazing! I think my favorite one was probably the first, really gorgeous pieces <3
    The Fancy Cats

    • November 10, 2016 / 19:37

      The first one most definitely had so many amazing and wearable items! <3

  2. November 9, 2016 / 00:47

    Great show and collection, my favorite is the sheer black dress, lovely…

    Madame X
    The Flower Duet

  3. November 9, 2016 / 09:04

    Ai, mēs tik lÄ«dzÄ«gi domājoÅ”i patiesÄ«bā. Pluss mÄ«nuss var savilkt lÄ«dzÄ«bas ar mÅ«su paÅ”māju dizaineriem.

    Brigita
    http://www.brigitadambe.com

    • November 10, 2016 / 19:39

      Jā, galu galā kaimiņi esam šŸ™‚ PiekrÄ«tu, ka kolekcijas ir lÄ«dzÄ«gas mÅ«su dizaineru kolekcijām, bet kā jau pieminēju rakstā, tad igauņu kolekcijās pamanÄ«ju vairāk tieÅ”i atturÄ«gos toņus un fasonus.

  4. November 12, 2016 / 23:11

    Maddie, this is so inspiring because I can see designers work that I do not know much about, and everything is new to me! Fabulous collections. love the black tiered gown,and that last photo! So much talent! I will re-read this again, just to see these once more!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/blog/

    • November 13, 2016 / 18:47

      I am super happy to read your comment dear Elle! I am so glad I got the chance to introduce you to new designers and that you enjoyed this article!

      Kisses my dear!

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