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The collection ETHNOGRAPHY was demonstrated in RIGA FASHION WEEK SS2015 (video). The aim behind the creation of the collection “Ethnography” is to inspire the society to become aware of the existing resources, to utilise them in a creative way and to integrate them, at the same time retaining our national identity and raising our self-confidence. The source material for the collection is classical linen and woollen clothes which have been created into garments that reflect proportions, colours and feeling of national costumes. By altering clothes their identity has been changed. Trousers have become skirts or shirts, jackets have transformed into shawls, belts – into crowns. Details from bicycles and Soviet time electric appliances as well as santim coins of our recently changed currency have been used to create accessories and adornments. Photographs: Ilze Vanaga