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. Label collaborated with Coca-Cola Company in 2016, creating an upcycled backpacks from the huge allover building pva advertising sheets. Three label collections has been made with the support of Maybelline New York cosmetic brand, twice opening Riga Fashion Week. QooQoo also collaborated, creating a special garments or accessorie lines for Tele2 Latvia, May28th, L'Officiel, Ghetto Games.
Publications A selection of publications worldwide: Vogue Italy, 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. She created first QooQoo collection for Riga Fashion Week afterparty in march 2010, this event was meant to be successful and life changing. Shortly afterwards Alyona created an serie of leggings, which was unique at a time and raised an interest all over the world. QooQoo creations became extremely popular also in its home-country Latvia, becoming game-changer for local fashion, now QooQoo garments can be found in almost each young ladies wardrobe.