Anna Osmushkina’s biography is not only the history of an artist of fashion, but also the history of the whole epoque in Latvian and Baltic Countries fashion. She has been working as designer of clothes for 20 years. Anna Osmushkina was born in 1961. Anna started drawing sketches and making dresses when she was 5 years old.
She became involved in fashion design at the end of her studies (after graduating from Latvian College of applied Arts). In 1979 Anna began working as designer in the most famous Fashion corporation “Rigas Modes” existed at that time in Latvia. By 1990 she became the leading couturier of this fashion corporation and created 20 personal collections while working there. Today Anna Osmushkina is the most authoritative and leading Baltic couturier.
Anna Osmushkina – the fashion designer, able to create and give a holiday, creating unpredictable contrast combinations natural and artificial, classical and innovative, has that pressure which makes essence of elegance.
“In the beginning at me the idea is born, then under this idea I draw the sketch of a fabric which at factory make in that quantity which is required for creation of this unique model haute couture “.
Anna’s collections are intended to answer a rhythm of a life of the modern person. It is a resolute and free way to put on, ideal for those who is young soul.
Anna Osmushkina, perhaps the only one fashion designer in Baltic who creates unique models class “Haute Couture”. Because the level that was based in the beginning of creative career, was very high.
“Each person is individuality, and some way is always attractive. The designer should be able to find the essence, that the person subconsciously hides. Therefore we do not have cleanly business relations with our clients. To create good model, it is necessary to put interests of the client above own, to endow time, to put soul, feelings, simply to communicate”.
“In fact the Fashion is forming on the certain culture, studying of its features and moods which is extremely important for creation of models and collections”.
“The collection is your idea embodied in a fabric. To create a name, altering another’s models, it is impossible. When ideas from above cease to come to designer, he dies as the artist”, – Anna declares.
The concrete woman causes Anna’s interest more than far foggy image, for this reason an image of elegance is predominated over her creativity, not derisive, not exaggerated, simply indisputable.
ANNA OSMUSHKINA creative studio was opened in Riga. The first studio in Baltic Countries bearing the name of couturier ANNA OSMUSHKINA. Anna created her own label of men's and women's ready - to - wear clothing.
Woman - Pussycat
Haute Couture Collection "Woman - Pussycat" was created. Exquisite Royal coats were made of soft and supple leather, decorated with complicated appliqués and embroidery resembling large vivid pictures.
A classical style line prêt -a - porter "ANNA OSMUSHKINA Contrasts" was launched.
This year is marked by the official opening of the new residence of ANNA OSMUSHKINA Fashion House, where high fashion models are created.
The opening of the "ANNA OSMUSHKINA PRÊT - A - PORTER" - a workshop where collections of exclusive models of ready - to - wear clothing for the line "ANNA OSMUSHKINA boutique de lux" are created. It is a springboard for big seasonal collections and prêt - a - porter lines.
Collection "Nostalgia" fall - winter 1999/2000 was created for active but at the same time delicately extravagant women who returns to the confines of total white, the infinite and hypnotic graphic effect in a finally agnostic universe.
The evolution of creative activity of ANNA OSMUSHKINA Fashion House is very fast. In 1999 4 women's and 2 men's ready - to - wear collections were created.
Collection "Islands" spring - summer 2000. "Islands" is an extravagant combination of dressing gowns, tunics with leather bathing - suits, quirky shawls and hats made in pastel and intensive colours - the symbol of a beautiful world around us. Collection "Islands" spring - summer 2000 was presented at Prêt - A - Porter Paris Fashion Show (DEFILE) 3-6 September 1999.
Haute Couture Collection "Dreams" fall-winter 2000/2001 with its distinctive golden logo offers evening dresses and designs for special occasions in high - end materials.
Prêt - a - porter Collection "Denis" autumn-winter 2000/2001 for young people, which explores informal themes and puts itself forward as an alternative to the so - called conventional ways of dressing created for the line ANNA OSMUSHKINA Junior.
Collection "Respect" spring - summer 2000 for confident, noble and stylish men with a subtle and refined taste. The perfectly cut suit becomes the protagonist of a style made up of unusual shades, rich fabrics and unmistakably couture shapes.
September. Participation of ANNA OSMUSHKINA FASHION HOUSE at Salon PRÊT A PORTER PARIS and demonstration of collection "Islands" spring - summer 2000 at the General Fashion Show in Paris.
Two lines prêt - a - porter were launched: a line christened "ANNA OSMUSHKINA Boutique de lux" for extravagant women and a line for young people "ANNA OSMUSHKINA Junior".
March. Presentation of collection "INCUBATOR" fall - winter 2000/2001, which is devoted to the launching of a new prêt - a - porter line "A3", producing young women's daily wear.
25 May. ANNA OSMUSHKINA presented to Her Royal Highness a widowed Empress Great Princess Leonida Georgievna Romanova a unique hand - made silk shawl embroidered in mink fur and decorated with little gems and crystals, created specially for Great Princess on the occasion of her visit to Riga.
Collection "Flax" spring/summer 2001 is made of pure linen. Linen - the star of the next summer season is the most creative in combinations. It reflects the harmony of colours on relation to each other, white, beige, gray, sand.
ANNA OSMUSHKINA collection "INCUBATOR" fall - winter 2000/01 was published in famous edition WORD BOOK MODA, CATWALKS of the WORLD PRÊT - A - PORTER Autumn - Winter 2000/01. The trend of collection was defined as "tomorrow's look" of the nearest future fashion.
August. ANNA OSMUSHKINA demonstrated a new collection prêt - a - porter "INK" spring - summer 2001 at Mode Messe CPD DÜSSELDORF. Numerous customers' orders marked great success of this collection.
September. Broadcasting of ANNA OSMUSHKINA clip FEMME PRÊT A PORTER AUTOMNE - HIVER 2000/01 on WORLD FAMOUS "FASHION TV" channel.
September "AVL" Boutique is opened in Riga, offering up - to - date prêt - a - porter collections of young women's casual daily wear and new trends of designer ANNA OSMUSHKINA.
Collection "Waterfall" spring - summer 2001 Boutique de lux. Here is a taste defined by absolutely refined classic chic and extreme elegance. Inspiration comes from the distant and not - so - distant past, the 30s, 40s and 80s. This is a totally coherent collection where femininity takes center stage.
Collection "Mask" spring - summer 2001 prêt - a - porter. An imaginative and colourful image, with eclectic decorations embellish a basic allure made of simplicity and feminine charm marks this collection style.
September. ANNA OSMUSHKINA brand becomes part of Italian FASHION Field, due to agreement with Italian P.R. Agency YOURIMAGE and opening Press - office and SHOWROOM in Milan where collections with ANNA OSMUSHKINA brand are presented.
Club & Syrup
28 September 2001 ANNA OSMUSHKINA presented her new collections "CLUB" and "SYRUP" Spring - Summer 2002 in Fiera Milano at FASHION WEEK in Milan - Milano Moda Donna, organized by Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana, which took place 23/09/01 - 03/10/01 in Milan.
Collection "SYRUP" spring - summer 2002 prêt - a - porter. A joyful feel characterizes this collection dedicated to a young vivacious woman always on the look out for what's new. Various sources blend harmoniously to interpret a spirit free from rules.
Collection "CLUB" spring - summer 2002 prêt - a - porter. Tradition and modernity delineate a classic elegance reworked with an avant - guarde eye, so that interplay of details becomes fundamental.
Charms of seduction
Collection "Charms of seduction" spring - summer 2002 Haute Couture. Long dresses in slender and flounce versions, demonstrate a love of true Couture with this latest collection. Impeccable sartorial creations trace stately, solemn silhouettes that are both essential and luxurious.
ANNA OSMUSHKINA HAUTE COUTURE collection "Charms of Seduction" Spring - Summer 2002 was published in famous Italian magazine COLLEZIONI Haute Couture spring - Summer 2002. The trend of this collection is characterized as surprising demigoddess, both refined and sublime, it's ANNA OSMUSHKINA woman.
ANNA OSMUSHKINA CLIP PRINTEMPS - ETE 2002 FEMME PRÊT - A - PORTER was broadcasting on Fashion TV world channel from November.
Tani & Ivet
5 June 2002 at Radisson SAS ANNA OSMUSHKINA realized her old idea to show her dresses on live models at her defile, her regular clients and admirers of her talent, just demonstrating their private seasonal HAUTE COUTURE collections, created by ANNA OSMUSHKINA.
7 September Anna Osmushkina is still winning her admirers with the novelty and liberty of ideas in the collection HAUTE COUTURE S/S 2003 "Jungle" , that took place 7 September 2002 at Hotel Radisson SAS, Riga, Latvia.
ANNA OSMUSHKINA FULL SHOW Femme Haute Couture "Jungle" S/S Printemps - Ete 2003 was broadcasting on Fashion TV from September 2002 year.
ANNA OSMUSHKINA HAUTE COUTURE collection "TANI&IVET" is published in two world famous Fashion magazines BOOKMODA HAUTE COUTURE fall - winter 2002/03 and COLLEZIONI HAUTE COUTURE fall - winter 2002/03.
ANNA OSMUSHKINA (MILAN) CLIP PRINTEMPS - ETE 2002 FEMME PRÊT A PORTER and ANNA OSMUSHKINA FULL SHOW Femme Haute Couture Printemps - Ete 2003 were broadcasting on Fashion TV 2003 year.
5 September 2003 ANNA OSMUSHKINA FASHION HOUSE celebrated 5 years Birthday. ANNA OSMUSHKINA new collections were appointed to this date and presented on the podium in the ANNA OSMUSHKINA FASHION HOUSE.
ANNA OSMUSHKINA FULL SHOW Femme Haute Couture "COFFEE" S/S Printemps - Ete 2004 and FULL SHOW Femme Prêt - a - Porter SALAD S/S Printemps - Ete 2004 were broadcasting on Fashion TV from March 2004.
ANNA OSMUSHKINA HAUTE COUTURE collection "COFFEE" spring-summer 2004 is published in world famous Fashion magazine COLLEZIONI HAUTE COUTURE spring-summer 2004. Collection is characterized as a subtle aroma of fascination available for an exquisite fine connoisseur of haute arts.
At the end of March 2004 year ANNA OSMUSHKINA Fashion House gave a long-awaited gift to the clients from many countries of the world and to admirers and has opened the first in Baltic region women garment Internet Shop corresponding to requirements of the world standards.
Anna Osmushkina has merited the inclusion by Awards Board of International Biographical Center of Cambridge, England in the Grand Edition 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century confirming by Diploma and Medal.
WOMAN OF THE YEAR
American Biographical Institute (ABI) Governing Board of Editors nominated Anna Osmushkina for the prestigious title WOMAN OF THE YEAR - 2004.
Award for Achievement
As well Anna Osmushkina was granted by the Awards Board of IBC Cambridge, England, 21st Century Award for Achievement, confirming by Diploma and Medal in recognition of Anna Osmushkina outstanding contribution and remarkable achievements in the field of HAUTE COUTURE and WORLD FASHION DESIGN.
27 March 2004 Anna Osmushkina presented Haute Couture collection "Coffee" on Fashion Show ICON in San Francisco together with Jacinta Productions and Fashion TV (see Anna Osmushkina clips on www.ftv.com - see daily play list). More information about the Event www.jacintadesigns.com
2005 year, Anna Osmushkina was included in the 2006 23rd Edition of Who’s Who in the World (Marquis Who’s Who Publications, USA), which was scheduled for publication in November 2005 for the achievements among the world’s most distinguished and notable living individuals. The Original Who’s Who in the World continues to be recognized internationally as the premier biographical data source of notable living individuals from every significant field of endeavor.
16 august ANNA OSMUSHKINA new collection "Fabrika" spring – summer 2006 was presented on the podium in the ANNA OSMUSHKINA FASHION HOUSE.
Anna Osmushkina Haute Couture collection “Heaven” spring – summer 2006 was presented in New York City September 7, 2005.
ANNA OSMUSHKINA HAUTE COUTURE collection "Heaven" Spring - Summer 2006 was published in famous Italian magazine COLLEZIONI HAUTE COUTURE Spring - Summer 2006.
Activity and talent were the reasons of establishing a strong foundation for sustainable growth of the company and the brand Anna Osmushkina.
Visit card of Anna Osmushkina - evening dresses, where romantic and womanly lines of clothes of former times are sometimes guessed. Models are creating with the help of advanced materials which selection Anna Osmushkina approaches very carefully.
With the constant clients Anna works both as the stylist, as the image maker. It became tradition of the Fashion House. Anna dresses each of them "from legs up to a head", developing dress, footwear, ornaments, hairdress, make-up.
Anna Osmushkina maneuvers on that hardly visible side of a life and dream when foggy smoke of existence can be felt only supernatural and refined.
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