Baiba Ladiga

University / School:
art academy of latvia
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Collection – AW17

With its autumn–winter collection 2017 the fashion brand «Baiba Ladiga» continues to explore minimalism and laconic forms and gives up decorative details. The collection consists of dresses, tunics, jackets, trousers, and coats that are easily transformable, thus creating new silhouettes and variations. They can also be mixed with garments from brand’s previous collections.
The designer says that the new collection was inspired by the details of the works by Japanese architects Tadao Ando and Arata Isozaki, as well as by nature observations and organic forms. The collection is based on personal feelings and reveals fresh solutions and searches for new constructions.
Baiba Ladiga–Kobayashi emphasizes the importance of sustainability in her design process and aims to create garments that are friendly for both nature and a human body. She also tries to use all volume of the fabric. The designer pays extra attention to the quality of the material and follows the principles of zero–waste fashion. The new collection is also mostly created in the innovative draping technique, which allows to mock up different ideas on a mannequin, thus experimenting with various silhouettes and managing the amount of fabric. Loose sleeves, variations of cowl necklines, and her unique draping techniques all appeared. Generous volumes are featured at both the back and front. The collection stands out with tangled details, asymmetry, multilayers and geometric shapes.

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Baiba Ladiga – Kobayashi (brand Baiba Ladiga) is a conceptual designer based in Riga, Latvia. She studied at Art Academy Of Latvia and graduated in 2004. For the past five years she worked as fashion design lecturer in Shanghai as well did freelance design, styling and illustration projects. After taking part at various fashion shows and events as conceptual artist, she established her ready to wear line and presented her first ready to wear Womenswear collection at Riga Fashion Week A/W 2014 edition. After she was selected to take part at Poland Fashion Week SS2015 edition, Maastricht Fashionclash festival2014, Paris SS15 BENEXT Showroom as well London Brillante Fashion event 2015. Shanghai and Hong Kong. At the moment her collections are sold in EU, Japan and China. Her Avantgarde pieces are worn by style icons like Lily Gatins.