Latvian designer Iveta Vecmane presented her AW19 collection MELANCHOLIA III – ETHNOGRAPHY II at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia as a part of Global Talents project, arranged by the Russian Fashion Council and supported by the Public Chamber of the Moscow Region, and glo.

Created in 2017, Iveta Vecmane studied Fashion design at the Art Academy of Latvia, and worked as a fashion stylist for the past 10 years. She transformed her experience into her fashion brand creating cloths for the modern, elegant and contemporary women.

This season the designer explores the heritage of 18th and 19th century Latvian national costume, the colours and silhouette of the time, the old techniques of folding the fabric and elegant play with the distinctive elements.

Elegant grey dresses appear with a low décolletage, high heels and beautiful black or grey top hats of luscious velvet. A sombre and meaningful mood descended over the runway as if the models have stepped out of a stylish historical illustration.

We saw wide and long skirts, gently folded onto themselves or cut into long, black ribbons to accompany simple, pure-white oversize shirts. Long, flowing sleeves and scarves were selected and tailored with precision while accentuated shoulders on dresses and jackets gave the collection an antique feel.

Exploring the heritage of Latvian national costume. .IVETA VECMANE AW19

Long, flowing sleeves and scarves. IVETA VECMANE AW19

IVETA VECMANE AW19

18th and 19th century silhouettes. IVETA VECMANE AW19

IVETA VECMANE AW19

Old techniques. IVETA VECMANE AW19IVETA VECMANE AW19IVETA VECMANE AW19

White oversize shirts. IVETA VECMANE AW19

Wide and long skirts. IVETA VECMANE AW19

Elegant play with the distinctive elements. IVETA VECMANE AW19

Grey dresses and high heels. IVETA VECMANE AW19

IVETA VECMANE AW19

Antique feeI. IVETA VECMANE AW19

Velvet top hats. IVETA VECMANE AW19

Tailored with precision. IVETA VECMANE AW19

Low décolletage. IVETA VECMANE AW19

*Images courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia*