Tallinn Fashion Week 2016 day 1
It’s been almost a month since Tallinn Fashion Week, where I had my most amazing blogger moment EVER. It’s about time I bring you my recap of all the designers who I saw and loved. And some that I didn’t love that much. The event was held in Kultuurikatel which is a perfect environment for fashion shows. There was a photo wall, bars that served amazing cocktails in mason jars and more. However, for the future I do wish they would also serve some snacks because the shows were during dinner time and ended late. Therefore I thank you Statoil for your amazing late night hot dogs!
DAY 1 of Tallinn Fashion Week
Tallinn Fashion Week started off with GITA “Don’t call me baby” by Gita Siimoeg. GITA was one of my favorite designers with her outstanding “carpet” coats and pastel tones throughout the line. This cool girl vibe was noticeable in the entire collection and in the styling. The blush silk cami dresses and fuzzy statement chokers are a must have in anyone’s closet. And who can say no to a statement coat as GITA showed us. I loved how the makeup was really futuristic and the hair was up in milkmaid braids. The styling with shoes and skin toned fishnets over the boots was a nice twist that I didn’t expect, but really loved.
Up next we saw Tallinna Ettevõtlusinkubaator: Raili Nõlvak and Kokomo Collection. Raili Nõlvak was more of a feminine collection with sleek pulled back hair and neutral make up styled up with brogues. The color palette was more in neutral tones and the silhouettes were more in a oversized fit. This collection did have some interesting pieces like this killer jumpsuit and dresses with interesting cut out back details.
The Kokomo Collection was a collection that made me smile. I’m totally obsessed how everything was styled and how contemporary all the pieces were. Full of metallics and pastels this collection stood out to me. I loved the messy hair styles and interesting glasses that all models were wearing. The finishing touches were on the shoes and glitter socks that pulled the looks together. My favorite were the pastel colored coats.
Last up for day one we had Kuldnõel (Golden Needle) – the coveted fashion design award Golden Needle is presented to an outstanding fashion designer or brand for consistency in creation during at least for last five years. The quality, functionality, beauty and contemporaneity of collections, also success in business and export are also taken into consideration. There is also The Silver Needle that is presented for last year’s most memorable contribution to Estonian fashion design – this is the award for bold beginnings, exceptional enterprises, bright ideas and remarkable achievements. This years nominees were: Roberta Einer, Margit Peura and Whitetail, Kätlin Kikkas and KÄT for Silver Needle and Lilli Jahilo, Thea Pilvet-Martinson and Althea, Kristel Kuslapuu for Goldan Needle.
Roberta Einer is a known name in Estonia and gaining popularity around the world her collection was feminine with a edge and eye for an incredible detail. This girl knows how to play with color and bring interest in each piece. Her eye for an detail is out of this world. I’m really blown away by all her jackets and would love to have all of them in my closet. There was no surprise that she won the Silver Needle for her amazing collection.
Margit Peura and Whitetail left me slightly underwhelmed. I absolutely loved her knitwear pieces but the other pieces felt like a miss match of things. For example some of the tops looked really quickly made and didn’t really serve any purpose in the collection in my opinion. I feel like if it was all about the knit wear it would of been absolutely amazing Autumn/Winter collection.
Kätlin Kikkas and KÄT collection was my favorite out of the whole Tallinn Fashion Week. KÄT knows how to dress on woman and bring out the most beautiful feminine silhouette with belted and tailored waistlines. Her color palette included rusty reds and navy blues with pastel pinks and blues. All pieces were well crafted and detailed to the perfection. If your style is minimal with feminine and bit of muscular touch then you love this collection as much as I do. In my eyes she was the winner of the Silver Needle because of her cohesive collection. And yes, I would want to have every piece from this collection if I could! Hands down spectacular!
Lilli Jahilo the winner of Gold Needle was superb. Talk about the princess gowns and winter wonderland she delivered it all! Her dresses were magnificent and nicely detailed with embellishments, crystals and sheer fabrics. I love how she showed the beautiful feminine silhouettes and added a right amount of sparkle. I’m sure she would design a killer wedding dress for anyone in need.
Pilvet-Martinson and Althea collection wasn’t my favorite. There were few pieces in between that I really liked but overall I feel like it lacked in interest. I will give them thumbs up for grungy makeup and hair. And I really liked the knee high socks. My favorite looks were the plaid jacket suit combo and pale green bomber jacket with tailored trousers.
Kristel Kuslapuu – if you like colorful and “out there” you will love Kristel’s collection. One can describe this collection as random, shredded, WTF?, Mexican and neon. Yes, this collection was “out there”, not maybe the most functional for everyday wear but for sure it was art. Oversized shredded neon knitwear with bold slogans were topped off with massive fake hair braids and band aids. And yes, there was even a Mexican sombrero with smiley faces attached to it, a knitted human hart slapped on someones head and as a carry on hand accessory. If that doesn’t leave you talking and wondering then nothing will. However I do have to admit I liked her previous collections better because of the wearability.
That was a great end to a great first day at Tallinn Fashion Week!