THREE LITHUANIAN RTW DESIGNERS TO KNOW

by Viktorija Martinenaite

Many people around the world admire Lithuanian designers because of their expressive, charming and unconventional creativity and quite often due to the good price and quality  ratio of their designs. In addition, in Lithuania clothes are produced in limited editions often with a lot of handmade work, the truth is, Lithuanian designs are unique and exclusive. Let us introduce three designers you should highlight in your fashion diary.

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JUOZAS STATKEVIČIUS (Internationally known as Josef Statkus) – is one of the most celebrated Lithuanian Couture and RTW designers. Statkevičius is the first designer from the Baltic states who presented his haute couture collections in Paris in 2001 and 2002. Each of his well designed pieces has it’s own narrative. His critically acclaimed collections are distinguished by his contemporary designs that are a combination of elegance, grace, novelty and subtle beauty. His designs are available in London, Tokyo and New York. Statkevičius has many high-society customers such as Princess of Denmark, Bjork, Kyra Sedgwick, Naomi Watts, Nicole Richie and Svetlana Griaznova. Reviews about Statkevicius’ Fashion Shows have been published in fashion magazines such as Vogue, LÓfficiel, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar.

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D.EFECT is a truly beautiful contemporary  fashion label of the new generation. #beautyofimperfection is a core principle of Lithuanian contemporary fashion brand by Egle Ziemyte. D.Efect celebrates and admires every little imperfection. Brand creates truly unique and inspirational designs that are available in over fifteen countries. D.Efect is designed for a woman who embraces her individuality to stand out from the crowd, collections are dominated by clean and geometrical lines.

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RAMUNĖ PIEKAUTAITĖ is the most business-savvy Lithuanian designer due to her ability to combine creative work and and business interests. Her namesake label was launched in 1997. The fashion brand is distinguished by its romantic, sensual and elegant feminine designs, high-end quality and fine craftsmanship.