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Estonian Fashion

 
05.07.2011

Milan, Paris, New York ... Tallinn? While it may not be among the world's fashion powerhouses (yet), Estonia is in fact home to a budding fashion industry that's increasingly catching the attention of our European neighbours. Larger, well-known labels such as Baltman and Ivo Nikkolo produced by the Baltika Group are sold internationally, as well as in brand outlets – many located in shopping malls – all over Estonia. A number of highly-talented local designers, meanwhile, make their creations available in showcase boutiques in downtown Tallinn. Here are some brands to look for:  

 
 
   
Gowri Style House

Gowri Style House

Estonian Fashion
Gowri is a family business focusing on men's clothing. The brand brings ageless British style together with brave colours. Made-to-measure shirts, waistcoats, ties and tailored suits are all completed under the hands of dedicated tailors.
Rüütli 28
+3726631696
stylehouse@gowri.eu
www.gowri.eu
Kristiina Viirpalu

Kristiina Viirpalu

Estonian Fashion
Third generation designer Kristina Viirpalu has made a name for herself with her couture evening gowns, cocktail dresses, coats and suits. Her collections are mainly one-of-a-kind pieces, created using traditional skills and natural materials. Viirpalu is also one of the creative forces behind the IIDA label, which focuses on items created using Estonian textiles. 




www.kristinadesign.ee
Lilli Jahilo

Lilli Jahilo

Estonian Fashion
This award-winning designer studied in both Oslo and Tallinn before becoming a force in the Estonian fashion world. Her elegant creations, which are for both men and women, are known for their high quality, and many of them use beautiful, handmade embroideries as a centrepiece. 



www.lillijahilo.com
Reet Aus

Reet Aus

Estonian Fashion
Popular Tallinn designer Reet Aus got her start creating costumes for theatre and film, and still keeps her hand in the world of stage and screen. Nowadays though she's best known as a champion of eco-friendly fashion, using leftover textiles to create tasteful, cutting-edge works. The results can be seen at her studio at Müürivahe 19 in Old Town. 



www.reetaus.com
ReUse Republic

ReUse Republic

Estonian Fashion
Started by designer Reet Aus, this project aims at bringing environmental responsibility to the fashion world by reusing the 10 to 15% leftover warehouse and retail stock generated by the garment industry. Young, up-and-coming designers are given the chance to use the stock from the country's top brands to create new clothing and accessories, which they then sell at ReUse Republic's market events.



www.reuserepublic.com
Saima Priks

Saima Priks

Estonian Fashion
Saima Priks is a designer who has been active since the 1970s. One of her most memorable ideas was a collection from 1988 called Perestroika. Today she creates elegant linen clothing that often employs contrasts of black and white.



saimapriks.onepagefree.com
Tiina Talumees

Tiina Talumees

Estonian Fashion
Founded in 1998, this fashion studio produces tailor-made couture items like dresses, suits, overcoats and wedding gowns. Items from its seasonal collections, also of the high-end, couture variety, are also available for sale. 



www.tiinatalumees.ee
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