Yesterday a legendary for Latvia fashion designer Bruno Birmanis came out with a new collection. The collection was warmly received by Latvian fashion press and general publics.
More pictures on http://www.whimsicalagnesiga.com
Bruno Birmanis was a key person for Latvian fashion in late 80th and in the beginning of 90th. He established an important trend of “Fashion Theatre”, was a owner of the Latvian first model agency and established the first international fashion competion in Latvia: Nepieradinātās Modes Asambleja/Untamed Fashion Assembly. I personally was a part of the competition, in 1999, when Zandra Rhodes was a head of Fashion Forum.
Basically Birmanis’ time of activity was the same as Gianny Versace’s, and popularity in Latvia was the same.
What seems intresting to me: his came- back now is at the same time when Donatella Versace has delivered a colection for H&M, based on the legendary part of her brother work. And even Versace’s skeptics say, this is the best and smartest move that Donatella has done in her life.
So, I can’t help but wonder : do we really miss theatre in fashion and the all is about passion to fashion, or it’s just: The devil knows many things because he is old ?