Designer Anna Ledskalnina
Designer Anna Ledskalnina is originally from Riga. She graduated from the Academy of Technology and Design in St. Petersburg, as well as studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Riga. She mastered the art of tailoring with famous craftsmen in private Riga ateliers.
In 2000 she launched first collection and created the brand ANNA LED. The first handmade collections were created in the style of Baltic Folk using homespun materials – linen, rustic wool and authentic handmade lace. She received Grand Prix for the best debut at the competition of young designers from the Paris pret-a-porter federation (France) in 2003.
An important milestone in her upbringing, as a tailor of distinct individuality, was practice in London in the Vivienne Westwood Studio „Royal Academy Of Art” in 2005.
In 2015, the fashion museum of Alexander Vasilyev acquired and incorporated in its exposition dress by Anna Led from the collection of 2005, made from Orenburg down shawls. According to annual reviews of Baltic Fashion Federation and press, Anna Led has won the title of Best designer of Latvia several times. Collections of Anna Led have been part of numerous art projects and missions in Moscow, Tokyo, London, Paris. Studio atelier and showroom by Anna Led was opened in 2014 in Berga Bazaar – the most fashionable quarter in Riga , which has become a must-visit touristic hot spotin Riga.
Studio Anna Led presents pret-a-porter collections twice a year, – Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer. The brand is represented in the multi-brand boutiques and online stores.
FW/13 Collection "Aspazija"
This is a 100% designer brand based on the personality and world view of the designer. Each collection is a dialogue between the designer and the woman, with sincere attention and care to dailylife realities of a woman – whether you are walking in a park or going on a date or working on accomplishment of new inspirational idea , or just enjoying being in the moment – this is the style of ANNA LED.
The admirers of the brand are naming such key components of the brand, as– high brand recognition, sophistication and respectability. Collection classics of Anna Led that uphold their value in long-term and never go out of fashion, such ascoats, cardigans and dresses from Anna Led, is both a classic treat and a good investment, that will continue to be relevant also in 10-20 years time. Excellent quality, fashion and special energy of designer pieces makes them essential basics and irreplaceable in a woman’s wardrobe. These garments fit easily into the rhythm of the city – trendy, comfortable, stylish, boosting your confidence in any situation and anywhere around the world, while sustaining harmony and balance between femininity and strength of character, confidence and softness.
Every fabric, every design is being tested and felt by designer personally, no designer piece leaves the studio without the personal verification by the designer herself. Branded and favourite fabrics and textures of the brand are hand- tweed, linen, jersey and silk. For each collection, the design studio develops its unique print inspired by the aesthetics of Art-nouveau style and haute couture traditions.