Exclusive: Wuruhi Baltic Design Bus “the wolf bus” visited the Riga Fashion Week
Grand fashion week took place in Riga last week. Several Estonian design and media area people visited it and they had an opportunity to examine local design and fashion works as well as meet Latvian designers and journalists.
The company of 22 Editor-in-Chief of fashion publications, bloggers and Estonian designers and other fashion and design area representatives were taken to Riga by the GloBus that was specially created and designed as the Wuruhi Baltic Design bus “the wolf bus” . The author of the interior and the conceptual side was the recognised designer Helen Sirp who mainly works in England.
The uniqueness of Wuruhi Baltic Design bus was that its external as well as internal structure showed the personalized face and content of the accessories online store Wuruhi and told its exciting story. Wuruhi, which is the only e-platform bringing together designers of the Baltic States, means a wolf in the language of the Maori of New Zealand. Powerful pack of wolves symbolises the cooperation of the Wuruhi team and designers.
According to the founder of Wuruhi.com, Pille Aasa, Latvian design and Latvian designers play an important role for Wuruhi: “They are one part of Wuruhi as a platform bringing together the Baltic designers and concept of the Wuruhi online store. I am happy to see that many of the Latvian designers share the same principle of smart shopping as we do – we do not need plenty of things, but we need single and high-quality things!
We met local designers Dace Bachmann, Baiba Ripa and Sofia Lark and visited 8 Rooms Press Showroom. This is the showroom for local press that represents the designers and works of the Baltics. Such concept was innovative for all visitors from Estonia.
The trip of the design bus to Riga started from Tallinn, from the Estonian design and story-telling hotel Solo Sokos Hotel Estoria with healthy breakfast and story of the hotel. Wuruhi Baltic Design bus was not just means of transport – people who visited the fashion week in Riga had also an opportunity to peek into the bus to see the exposition of Estonian and Latvian designers that is presented on Wuruhi platform and visit the pop-up haircut chair of Balmain Hair Couture Eesti. “We wished to take a piece of Estonia with us and introduce our outstanding persons like hair jewellery designer Milli Maier, jewellery designer Kadi Veesaar and Stuudio Nahk designer Karin Kallas to other design fans.”
Background information about Wuruhi:
Wuruhi.com is a unique online store in the Baltics that brings together the accessories designers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and brings their works to the interested ones all over the world via a pleasant and meaningful purchase environment. Personalized accessories for men as well for women of more than 50 Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian designers are represented in Wuruhi. It is possible to find fashion jewellery and more exclusive unique works of the jewellery designers from Wuruhi that no other online Store in Estonia offers for sale.
GloBus, representation of Balmain Hair Couture Eesti, Decoris Showroom, Solo Sokos Hotel Estoria, coffee house Pärnu Kalamajakas, Prike, A Disain Meedia, HeyDay Organic and Piret Mägi helped to organise the trip of Wuruhi and its guests.
Photos by Arttu Karvonen
Wuruhi Baltic Design concept and set design by Helen Sirp
Exsclusive guests on the Wuruhi Baltic Design Bus: Silvia Pärmann Editor in Chief of MOOD magazine; Helen Kalpus Web Editor of Anne & Stiil, Kristjaana Mere the Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger; Milli Maier Exclusive Hair Jewellery Designer; Karin Kallas leather designer at Stuudio Nahk, Kadi Veesaar Estonian jewellery designer; Piret Mägi Tallinn Design Festival Disainiöö organizer; Leeni Uibo; Erica Roosimaa Balmain Hair Couture Eesti presenter; Kristo Enn Vaga Secretery general of Reform party youth; Katrina Tang Recognised Children Photographer; Alli-Liis Vandel fashion stylist; Anna Vandel Gavroche designer; Jaanika Kikkas; Reelika Selirand make-up artist; Maris Kaer; Valeria Melnikova Lifestyle Blogger; Eveli Glinjanski from Brand Manual; Arttu Karvonen photographer.