Valuable prizes for young designers
The winners of "Habitus Baltija 2015" will be announced during the Award Ceremony to be held on 17 April at 17.00.
The winner not only receives the title of the Best Young Designers and the "Habitus Baltija" statuette, but also the opportunity to attend the summer courses at the prestigious European Institute of Design (IED) in Barcelona. Renault, the official car of “Habitus Baltija 2015”, presents to the winner the prize money EUR 500 to cover travel expenses. As the best young fashion designer simply must have a stylish bicycle, the Grand Prix winner also receives the Electra Fashion Bike worth almost EUR 1000.
The Best Fashion School receives the “Habitus Baltija” statuette and its representative gets an opportunity to attend the summer courses at the prestigious ESMOD International School of Fashion in Paris.
The runners-up get the certificates for participation in the ERKI Fashion Show in Tallinn (Estonia), the Cracow Fashion Week, the fashion and design competition “Fashion Mill” in Minsk (Belarus), the International Young Designers Competition "Russian Silhouette" finals in Moscow (Russia) and the International Young Designers Competition "Plyos on Volga. Linen Palette" in the Ivanovo region, Russia.
Three contestants receive a one-year scholarship to study fashion design at the International Costume and Fashion Design School in Warsaw.
Moreover, sponsors and supporters of the “Habitus Baltija 2015” competition – Baltic Fashion federation, Baltika Group, Rīga TV 24, Buržuja brokastis and Coffee Inn – offer prizes for their favourites.
For many emerging fashion designers "Habitus Baltija" has become an important stepping stone towards their future career; therefore, all prizes are oriented towards further education and building on an international experience. The total prize pool of “Habitus Baltija” is worth about EUR 15,000.
The author of the "Habitus Baltija" statuettes for the Grand Prix winner and the Best Fashion School is Māris Šustiņš, a Latvian metal artist.