All the way from…Latvia?

All the way from…Latvia?

So I’m thinking some sort of a Googlemap tracking all the different designers from all over the world is in order for 2009 and I might even be determined enough to see if I can cite a designer from every single country in the world.  Today, I’m ticking off Latvia off the list thanks to a DD contributor who shed some light on Maureurol’s, a duo who graduated from the Design and Art School of Riga that also have their own denim label MRJeans.  It’s their lookbook images shot by Kaspars Lielgalvis that have caught my eye due to their love of oversized headpieces that are like found object sculptures.  Their latest collection presented at the end of October "Private Detective" was inspired by film noir, and revolves around the archetypes from the noir classics. The trench of course makes an appearance as does a wonderful femme fatale pleated dress. Coupled with the wigs that remind me of an oversized versions of the YSL AW08-9 black bobs, I love how striking the looks become. This collection was also developed into a short movie with Latvian film director Kristƒ´ne Kursi≈°a which I can’t seem to find on their admittedly confusing MySpace…






Not being into denim, it come as a surprise that I’m intrigued by their denim label MRJeans which also has equally wonderful imagery…




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  1. Style Eyes

    2008-12-17 at 4:21 PM

    Ha these pictures are so interesting I hardly noticed the clothes. I love the colour and shine of the pleated dress though.

  2. chelsea

    2008-12-17 at 4:32 PM

    The jacket in the background of the second picture is intreguing me more than any of the strange hats.

  3. Frankie - Swell Vintage

    2008-12-17 at 4:35 PM

    WOW! Amazing headwear x

  4. WendyB

    2008-12-17 at 4:37 PM

    I definitely need one of those wigs for bad face days.

  5. Yvonne Gao

    2008-12-17 at 4:41 PM

    My fav is the last picture. Dark violins = nice mood.

  6. Yvonne Gao

    2008-12-17 at 4:42 PM

    and holy crap! right when i posted my comment, like 5 other people did too.

  7. M

    2008-12-17 at 4:59 PM

    one of the designers is a first year student at the antwerp academy now 🙂

  8. ay

    2008-12-17 at 5:06 PM

    love the idea of tracking designers world wide.. if you need someone from Colombia let me know ; )

  9. Cate

    2008-12-17 at 5:52 PM

    I disliked the YSL black bobs a lot but those pleated dresses are awesome. So, do you know a Czech designer?

  10. janavi

    2008-12-17 at 6:05 PM

    Ialso think the clothing is overwhelmed by everything else, but the photos are interesting.

  11. Boubou

    2008-12-17 at 6:12 PM

    Omg these pictures are inspiration for me …!! thanks miss!

  12. winnie

    2008-12-17 at 7:19 PM

    Love those headpieces! Adds a really fun element to a photoshoot which is using, on the whole, quite sombre colours.

  13. lisa

    2008-12-17 at 7:38 PM

    The part of me that loves dollhouse miniatures really loves the details on the hats in the denim campaign.

  14. SwanDiamondRose

    2008-12-17 at 8:55 PM

    wow the art direction is brilliant.

  15. Alicia/InstantVintage

    2008-12-17 at 9:19 PM

    I love how this shoot was styled. Excellent.

  16. KD

    2008-12-17 at 9:57 PM

    I love that first pleated dress and how it is styled.

  17. maija

    2008-12-17 at 10:13 PM

    Greetings from Latvia! ;]
    Surprised by this whole idea of tracking designers world wide and starting with Latvia. Great!

  18. jess

    2008-12-17 at 11:55 PM

    love the photo shoot. would be interested to see the clothes in more detail. must let my latvian friend know – she would be proud!

  19. Katie

    2008-12-18 at 9:46 AM

    I am from Latvia, Sveiciens visiem latviešiem un šī saita lasītājiem! :)))
    It’s awsome that Latvia is finaly spoted, good job and thank you Susie!
    From Latvia. 🙂

  20. songy

    2008-12-18 at 1:16 PM

    I feel rather good about knowing where Latvia is without the help of google map.
    Do I see pairs of ‘skinny yet slouch’ jeans? I don’t get them.. do you?
    Those designs are rather sharp. I love the deep colours as well.

  21. Charm

    2008-12-18 at 3:17 PM

    The jacket in the background of the second picture is superb.

  22. juliet

    2008-12-18 at 3:22 PM

    Latvia is such a great place to go. And their designs look good too!
    juliet xxx

  23. Ketija

    2008-12-19 at 1:00 AM

    LATVIA is mentioned and not in a bad context. So nice to finally see that. Thanks, Susie!
    You made one Latvian girls day OH SO SPECIAL! 🙂

  24. Brandon

    2008-12-19 at 2:34 AM

    I was 100% distracted from the clothes by the headwear, now thats what i want to wear on my next subway ride from Washington Heights. God can you imagine, they look at me crazily enough when i wear normal clothes (well i ssay normal, but eh?).

  25. fahrrad

    2009-03-06 at 7:39 PM

    Dies ist ein großer Ort. Ich möchte hier noch einmal.

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  27. agelamitler78

    2010-02-17 at 4:29 PM

    my name is Karen, London is capital of great britain
    You very very veru nice and cute

  28. beatris

    2011-01-05 at 11:16 PM


  29. Dita

    2012-02-12 at 1:41 AM

    I think this is the video of Kristīne Kursiša you was looking for:
    and this is another her short collaborating Mareunrol’s:

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