BAIBA RIPABusiness — Company
BAIBA RIPA (BR) was established in 2008, Riga, Latvia. It is highly respected and one of the five most sought-after fashion brands in Latvia. BR is a tandem of two creative and confident women – Baiba Ripa and Agita Klauss. They have produced four collections under their eponymous label. Every single one is produced and atelier manufactured in Latvia.
BR wins first prize Kastner & Ohler Award at Design Assembly festival, Graza, Austria in May 2009.
Takes part in fashion weeks across the Europe – Riga (Latvia), St Petersburg (Russia) and Graza (Austria) among others while latest being Vienna (Austria), September 2009 with collection S/S 2009.
At the present BR is available in preferred shops in Berlin, Hamburg, Graz, St. Petersburg and Rotterdam.
We are interested in exploring objects functioning as a form of expression within the intimacy of daily life. Our incentive is to reflect as well as visually convey the constantly shifting energies between the identity and the structure. We believe there is truth and beauty within contradiction and aspiration.
Deep passion for embellishments and tangible paper-like optics are BR’s unique qualities. Individual and local hand work and sustainability is what BR stands for.
BR has a deep understanding of woman’s form and shape. The integrity of BR work lies in the skillful and essentially unique cut of clothes. The lines are clean with seams engineered so neatly to sculpt the silhouette in a way it can only be fully understood when worn.