Last Thursday we were awarded the highest prize in Estonian fashion – the Golden Needle (Kuldnõel) award for Fashion Designer of the Year. This is the first time in the award´s 16 year history that the prize has been given to a lingerie or accessories designer rather than a ready-to-wear designer.
Even though the prize is awarded to a fashion designer why do I keep saying “we” received the award? Well, there is no way I would have received the award alone, without the help and support of some incredible people – my assistant, my husband and parents, my manufacturers, friends and of course our fans. Thank you for believing in us and giving us motivation to keep on going.
A huge thank you of course to all our gorgeous models – Liis, Daniela, Agne, Kärolin, Brigitta, Helina from MJ Models & Silvia from EMA Models, and the bunny boys from Free Flow Studio. The Golden Needle jury and organisers – thank you for an incredible and fun show!
The collection we showed at the award gala was an extended AW14 “Get your rabbit out!” with some special show pieces. The girls, with a 60´s inspired look, depicted sexy wolves with a rabbit fetish. They were strong yet feminine characters. The show ended with a surprise entrance from dancing bunny boys who joined the sexy wolf girls on stage to celebrate Kriss Soonik 5th birthday party.
Here are some highlights from the show.