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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.

1983-1988 Stage costumes

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”.



1988  „Cards“.  

a combination of two colors – red and black, is framed by four symbols –Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds and Spades. This was accomplished with a patchwork 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  “Fashion Days” in Tallinn (Estonia) and the first fashion designers' exhibit in Vilnius in 1988.

1989  Fluctus

"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.


1989 Hennin

(“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.


1989 “Aurum”

(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.


1990 Folk

 “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.

 

1991  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.


1992 Cajun

 “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.

1992 Veronika

 “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.


 

1993 Vivaldi

 “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.

1994 Onyx

 “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 1994.

1994 “Malunas” (“Mill”).

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.


 

1995 Aurora

 “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.

1996

„Vanille“

1997 Allegro

 “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.


                                                                                                                                                                                               

Flora

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.




 

2005m.  MUSICA 

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