Graduates of RTA among the finalists of fashion designers` contest “Fashion Manifestation”

Wednesday, 16. december
Young fashion designers` contest organized by Latvian Fashion Chamber, was held for the fourth time in 2020. Reflecting on world events, this year it acquired the name “Fashion Manifestation”.

The aim of the contest is to discover and promote young fashion designers. Thanks to the contest, fashion design students have an opportunity to gain practical experience, knowledge and skills so that they are able to participate in fashion shows. Participation in the contest promotes new designers` further development and faster integration in the fashion industry. It also encourages knowledge and experience sharing and provides practical support for the commercialization of collections.  

The contest plays a significant role in the development of national fashion industry as it provides an opportunity to meet future fashion players.  It also shows Latvian design to a wider public and promotes sales of Latvian design products.  

The priority is given to the collections demonstrating novelty in cut to shape, design, texture, development techniques, composition etc. and which have commercial potential.  

Two graduates of Rezekne Academy of Technologies (RTA): Gunta Salmane, graduate of the master`s study programme “Design”, with her collection “High Technologies in Design of Reflective Elements in Outdoor Clothing” (supervisor S.Mežinska) and  Natālija Brokāne, graduate of  first level professional higher education study programme “Clothing Design and Technology”,  with her collection “BAUHAUS INSPIRED” (supervisors S.Mežinska and V.Bulindža) are among the finalists of the young fashion designers` contest “Fashion Manifestation”.

 Congratulations to our finalists!

 For more information about the contest, please, visit:


 Silvija Mežinska,

Director of the study programme “Clothing Design and Technology”

Head of the study field “Production and Processing”


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