And here is the final part of my Tallinn Fashion Week impressions.
The first show that day was TIINA by Tiina Talumees. After the show, a friend of mine came to me and asked what I thought about it. I hesitated and said that it is not what you would expect to see at the fashion week. “Yes, but it’s wearable!”, a friend said. I am glad that our designers make wearable things, but it doesn’t mean they should look like some foreign mass-market brand. In case someone wants to correct me, I do know that Tiina Talumees periodically exhibits haute couture collections, but that is another book.
By the way, this skirt costs €170, and the blouse is €135. Huh.
Next there was the adjacent show by Marilin Sikkal and Piret Ilves. Marilin Sikkal didn’t spend too much time on modelling, but spent quite a fortune on beatiful and expensive fabrics instead. I bet, many ladies are going to run after her with money for New Year’s outfits in their hands.
After Sikkal, Piret Ilves’s collection was on the runway. And it was goooood. Not too much, not too little, not too boring, and not too excessive. Maybe, the audience didn’t see anything cutting-edge new, but the collection was good both palette- and designwise. Clothes by Piret Ilves are also wearable (с), and I sincerely wish her brand many happy years of existence. Here you can see the entire collection.
Next, however, we saw something weird. I don’t want to offend anyone, but Taavi Turk’s collection was a failure. I was quite surprised when later I read several positive reviews about his show. Personally, I couldn’t care less about it. My friend in her new H&M leather skirt looks much more mysterious and intriguing than the models of the entire Taavi Turk’s collection altogether.
His previous collection at ERKI fashion show last spring was more interesting.
I love black. It has its own magic. This is a very complex color that is easy to mess up by unsuitable fabric or poor design. If that is the case, a person dressed in black may look terrible or just boring, at best. Estonian designers, it seems to me, abuse the usage of black in particular and graphic art in general.
I also went to the fourth day, but my photos went wrong, so I will be quick here. Collection by Oksana Tandit was not much to my taste, but it was what you expect and want to see at Fashion Week: design, color, design, fabric, style, quality and details. Then there were four more collections by the following designers: Ketlin Bachmann, Riina Põldroos and Aldo Järvsoo. Everything was fun, but again, just not for me.
Here you can see all the collections of the day.