Dozens of designers to present latest collections at Romanian Fashion Week, May 24-26

Dozens of designers will present their latest collections in Iasi, between May 24 and 26, in the Palas Gardens, as part of Romanian Fashion Week, an event that has reached its 25th edition this year, the organisers informed on Tuesday.

Romanian Fashion Week is part of Romanian Creative Week, which will take place in the capital of Moldova from May 15 to 26.

According to the organisers, Romanian Fashion Week is the event with the longest tradition in Romania dedicated to fashion, which brings established designers on the catwalk, also becoming, over time, a springboard for young talents.

“We celebrate 25 years since the first edition of Romanian Fashion Week, which took place in Iasi, in 1999. 25 years during which, from Iasi, Romanian fashion has shown that it has the capacity to organise itself in a system that has ensured its future, through the sections addressed to young designers. We started in Romania, and then, under the Romanian Designers logo, we have paraded for ten years down international catwalks from Berlin to Shanghai, Vienna, Tokyo. The international market underwent major post-pandemic adjustments and we came back to re-establish ourselves on the national scene. We still don’t know where the international fashion system is heading, which is why we decided it was time for consolidation, not risky experiments. At RCW, we are present with two sections, RFW Platform, dedicated to young designers, and Romanian Designers, dedicated to established designers, the latter section already being at its 13th edition,” said Irina Schrotter, president of the Federation of Creative Industries of Romania, the organiser of RCW.

Romanian Creative Week is organised by the Federation of Employers of the Creative Industries, the only nationally representative employers’

federation operating in the Creative Industries sector in Romania.

In 2023, RCW has been designated as the event that brings together the largest number of creative industries in the European Union, according to the European Union Intellectual Property Office.