About Presenting ready-to-wear fashion collections twice a year, QooQoo encompasses simple shapes and playful mood of the pieces. Creator and designer Alyona Bauska is bringing out the desire to create clothing for people, who seek individuality in the everyday and are courageous to infuse some irony in their looks.
Production QooQoo utilizes aspects of locally made fashion - clothes are made with respect to people and the environment. Fabrics are made in Europe and garments are sewn in Latvia, EU, under fair working conditions.
All fabric prints are made using water based colors. Most of the garments are easy to care for - we guarantee, that prints will not be washed out easily.
Projects QooQoo is actively participating in collaboration projects. QooQoo created a collection in collaboration with Latvian National Museum of Arts, using art objects from the national golden fund of Museum of Decorative Arts & Design - to create new prints for collection and to find a new perspective on pieces created a century ago. Previously created garments for major mobile operator Tele2 pre-paid card Zelta Zivtiņa heroes, collaboration with shoe designer Elina Dobele for Zofa, line of watches for May28th, design bags for L'Officiel magazine, cosmetic bags for global cosmetic label Maybelline New York.
Publications A selection of publications worldwide: L'Officiel Latvia, Vogue China, Elle China, Vogue.it, NYLON blog, Stella magazine, Cosmopolitan, Pastaiga, Lilit, Institute Mag, Paulette, BUST magazine, Air Baltic calendar, NJAL blog, Facehunter blog, Shape, Veto magazine, Modernists & others
Awards & Recognitions Latvian National Style & Fashion Award as Best Designer Debut of the year in 2011, Participation in major fashion exhibition in Museum of Applied Arts in Cologne, Germany ( Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln) in 2015, traveling exhibition "Let's talk about Fashion" opened in Latvian National Library in 2014, traveling exhibition "Designers&Makers" initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia in 2014, 1st place at Influential Brand top on Instagram - according to DDB Hub (data on January2014).
Designers Bio Creator of the label Alyona Bauska - born in the soviet 80's Riga, raised in the time of curious transitions. Creator of the label found herself working as a graphic designer for the major advertising and design companies. However along the way, she felt a growing need to express her creative skills in her own independent way. Inspired by supportive and creative people around her, she created a collection for Riga Fashion Week afterparty in march 2010, which was meant to be successful and life changing. Not to mention a mascot of the brand - QooQoo bird, which defined playful & humorous direction of the brand. Shortly afterwards Alyona created an epic series of leggings, which was unique at a time. Her vision of fashion gained genuine fashion lover recognition all over the world, making QooQoo an established fashion brand. QooQoo creations became extremely popular in her home country Latvia, becoming best-sellers in local fashion stores and entering almost each wardrobe.