Ramute created 22 collections and presented them in the author's, local and
international exhibitions, festivals, and fairs. Details of some collections
are described below.
Created more than 15
collections of stage costumes for chorus, folkbands, dancers, DJ's, and pop
music bands such as “Vairas”,“Jonis”, “Sekmadienis”, and “Nerija”.
combination of two colors – red
and black, is framed by
four symbols –Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds and Spades. This
was accomplished with a
technique. Fabrics such as wool,
velvet ansatin were employed. Colors and textures wercontrasted as well.
With this collection I was
attempting to express a
mysterious mood. The
work has been showcased at
in Tallinn (Estonia) and
the first fashion
designers' exhibit in
Vilnius in 1988.
"Fluctus" (Lat. fluctus – Eng. wave). Overcoats were made of Lithuanian
woolen fabric and fashioned with marine motifs. A patchwork technique was
employed. Each piece was displayed at the Baltic States' exhibit in Jurmala
(Latvia), “Fashion Days” in Tallinn (Estonia), and the first fashion
designers' exhibit in Vilnius in 1988.
(“Hennin” – Holland head-dress of the 16th century). Fasion, among other
things, trends to repeat itsef although every time at a higher more
sophisticated level. I tried to capture this tendency in my “Hennin”
collection. I was inspired by a medieval Renaissance historical costume. At
the “Tallinn Fashion Festival:” – a prestigious event in the Soviet Union at
the time, Estonians, who were looking for interesting items throughout the
Soviet Union placed the order for the “Hennin” collection. The same year I
created “Aurum” and “Argentum”collections.
(Gold), and “Argentum” (Silver). These two collections were created at the
request of the directors of the “Tallinn Fashion Days” and later were
showcased at a charity fashion show in Italy. The “Aurum” and “Argentum” are
mostly evening wear. For this collection I used textured fabrics coated to
look like metal combined with seethrough fluttering chiffon and lace.
“Folk”. Collection was decorated with geometric motifs using holes, edging,
ribbons, and bind ribbons. Clothing made of rough bind cotton reminiscent of
a hand weaving. This collection was warmly welcomed at the Winnipeg Folk
Festival in Canada.
Cold nights dark days
“Cold Nights Dark Days”. This was an artistic adventure – female clothes on
male models. Wide holes on the clothing, asthough made by a mystic creature
with sharp ceramic teeth, reveal the parts of the body. Ceramics designed by
Elona Cepulyte. The collection was showcased at the “Fashion Days” in
Vilnius in 1991.
“Cajun” (“Cajun” – French kind of country music with accordion
predominating). The collection was designed in a country style, however the
decoretive details were borowed from the ancient Egyptians. Clothes are
handknittedfrom natural sheep wool. The “Cajun” collection was created in
the early 1990s, the first years of Lithuania's independence, a period of
economic blockade. Even under the mostunfavorable circumstancesone can find
a positive outcome. The collection wasshowcased at the “Fashion Days” in
Vilnius in 1992.
“Veronika”. Knitted textures and patterns interlaced in other collections
using Egyptian and Scandinavian motifs, reappears in the “Veronika”
collection. This collection was displayed at an artist's exclusive
exhibition at the Vilnius Gallery of Fine Arts in 1995.
“Vivaldi”. An old fasioned and sentimental cutting technique was used to
create this collection. Accompanied by Vivaldi music these romantic clothes
aspire for eternity. The collection was presented at the Etten-Leur art fair
“Amilto” in Holland and at the international fashion event “In Vogue” in
Vilnius in 1993.
“Onyx”. These are rock inspirations where white and black colors jockey for
position; both trying to outwit the other. Silhouettes and a cutting
technique create the romantic mood. The classic combination of white and
black silk is used. The collection was showcased in the fashion event
“Female and Fashion” in Kaunas as well as at the Siauliai DesignGallery in
I have had an interesting experience in the employment of natural flax. This
collection was warmly accepted andpositivelyreceived at fashion show “Female
and Fashion” in Kaunas and Siauliai “Design” Gallery in 1994. “Malunas” is a
folk style collection, employing natural Lithuanian falx knitted details. In
edition used fringe and wooden buttons. One of the features of this
collection is that it follows the trend to use natural and ecological
fabrics. Maybe this was the reason for the collection to be snatched away
instantly at “Mon day” show in Denmark.
“Aurora” (goddess of the dawn). Everyone is lacking a warm sentiment and
freshness in this modernized, tempo – rhythm, house – rap, computer – robot
world. Lyrics, romance and purity are eternal truths; the innocent parade of
thesuns rays. It is a fresh, warm palette of colors. Tranquility, contrasts,
stress and hypertrophy will come later. The very first soft dab of the
morning is now.This collection is naively young, almost childlike. It
consists of two trends – the first one, combines small roses withsmooth or
wavy folds of material (what a romantic, naive and sweet element!), the
other one is classical, withembroider elements and satin borders. The entire
collection is united by pastel coloring, Indian silk, Lithuanian wool,and
subtle decoration. My fifteen year old daughter and her adolescence was the
angel inspiratior for this collection.The collection was demonstrated at
international fashion show “In Vogue” in Vilnius, design gallery in Kaunas,
and“Fashion Days” in Siauliai in 1995. One year later an angel's wing
revisited me – I created the collection “Vanilla”, that expressed a youthful
sweetnessand shined like a satin gloss.
“Allegro”. This collection is a fiesta of bright colors, based upon
contrasting elements of fashion and distinct constructivism – where the
plastic patterns of the fabric add to the basic weight ofthe work. “Allegro”
is a self–examination, a jump aside from myfavorite romantic and decorative
trend. I remember it with pleasure. The collection was showcased at the
international fashion show “In Vogue” in Vilnius in 1997.
How can anyone doubt of the beauty
of a flower? Not just a women, but also the
interiors, exteriors, people, clothes, even meals
are being decorated with flowers. The world would lose its charm if
there were no flowers. While painting silk I emersed myself in the
flower theme. Initially I thought that the flower theme would be
quickly exhausted but I was wrong. This theme never
exhausts itselfand has been exploited by the artists of all
centuries. The variety offlowers and their beauty is endless. I am still
inspired, watchingand analyzing, comparing and contrasting, always looking
for the unique variety of flower. While getting to
know them, I feel like I amabove everyhting. I express this mood when I
paint on silk, makingevery woman beautiful. Silk is a fabric that is so soft
and wavy - justlike a sea of flowers.
This collection was created by painting on natural and synthetic silk.
Various ancient music instruments from different nations draped with plants
are painted on the bronz colored satin. I was looking for the musical
instruments that would have very expressive shapes. The kinds of flowers
were depicted so that they extend the sound of the instrument. Note - the
plants and the musical instruments are descended from the same national
origin: Indian fidelis are accomponied by lotus and magnolias; viollins by
Virgin's Bowers; saxophone by grapes, etc. The dresses are supplemented by
the silk scrafs painted in the same theme. The collections was displayed
at the artist's exclusive exhibition " Pictura et vestis" in Vilnius at "Maldis"
gallery in April of 2005