Young fashion designers showcase fashion crafted from wood at RMK’s headquarters 28.05

In the atrium of RMK’s headquarters, the exhibition “Mets läks moodi” (Forest Comes Into Fashion) has opened for visitors to marvel at, and in some cases to also try on, dresses and head adornments made from wood and paper, authored by students majoring in fashion at the Estonian Academy of Arts.

According to Marge Rammo, Head of the Nature Management Department at RMK, the exhibition showcases a selection of the creative output by eight students in their first and second years in the fashion and design major at the Estonian Academy of Arts. “These young fashion designers have created collections out of materials found in the forest, drawing inspiration and ideas mostly from Estonian nature,” Rammo commented.

For example, oak veneer, thin slices of wood and regular white paper have been used as materials. At the fashion exhibition, both three-dimensional shapes and lacy cut-outs based on traditional Estonian floral embroidery are on display. For inspiration, the young artists looked to snowy forests, animals, birds and insects as well as the outline of the blades of a fan, ballerinas, mummies, rainbows, a joyful state of mind, and love.

At the exhibition “Mets läks moodi” (Forest Comes Into Fashion), in the atrium of RMK’s headquarters, creative output by Birgita Silberg, Karl Keskküla, Teele Koel, Mariliis Niine, Anni Kivisto, Janar Juhkov, Kadri Veisner, and Pilvi Tammoja is presented. The collection was produced for RMK’s Family Day, held in Toila Oru Park in August of last year.

RMK’s headquarters are located at Toompuiestee 24, in Tallinn. The exhibition is open from 09.00 to 18.00, Monday thru Friday, and admission is free.

RMK is the keeper, protector and manager of the forest and other natural biotic communities belonging to the Republic of Estonia. RMK earns a profit for the state through forest management, growing reforestation material, and organising forest and nature conservation works. In addition, RMK establishes opportunities for nature walking in recreational and protected areas and shapes nature awareness. RMK consists of the Sagadi Forest Centre, the Elistvere Animal Park, the Tartu Tree Nursery, AS Eesti Metsataim and the Põlula Fish Farm. More than 700 people work for RMK; however, the total number of people employed in the state forest is 5000.

For photographs in the exhibition and more pictures from the opening, go to: Photographs by Gert Kelu.

Further information:
Marge Rammo
Head, Nature Preservation Department, RMK
Tel: 513 7035