If you are looking for the country with the best leggings designers in the world you must head north of Europe in the small country of LATVIA. Some time ago I wrote about QOOQOO, a brand who creates beautiful graphic designs and puts them on various garments, from leggings to dresses and swimming suits.

Today I will talk about an other label called ZIB textile. Two young ladies are behind this, Inga Priedite and Irena Andrejev, two textile artists.

In september 2011 we started to collaborate to produce reflective knittings, handmade reflectors and one-of-a-kind, hand-dyed and silks screen printed limited edition women’s pieces: leggings, tops, dresses, maxi skirts and accessories.

As you can see I love their leggings, but that’s not the only thing they do…here is a small little taste of their hand printed chiffon tops.

To see all their items pass by the etsy shop of ZIB and get updates by following them on their facebook page.


Collaboration, that’s the magic word at the moment. You don’t have to be a designer anymore to create clothes. Since we are able to share our works online, it became easy to connect with different people and it is logical that this phenomena of “using others people talent” became so popular. Why creating always on your own? Why not contacting an artist to collaborate. I just wrote about one example a few days ago (Yayoi Kusama and Louis Vuitton).

Today I’m having an other one. Designer Mara Hoffman‘s collaboration with 5 famous artists shows unique pieces of swimwear and leggings in limited edition. Here are all the designed pieces and one art work from each of the artists.

DEAD SEA installation image via here

  • Colorful Maya Hayuk, the wall and canvas decorator from NYC

wall decoration Oklahoma, image via here

 “Flowering feathers” via here

“The flight of Icarus” collage via here

“THE FEAST” image via here

 collection images via here

Which one would you choose ????


Moving up north this time, look what I found in Riga, Latvia. Leggings, dresses, tops, tees, swim wear and more…created by a graphic designer…handmade in Latvia, in limited editions…QooQoo (say kuku) online available !!!! click here.

The leggings are my favorites, they have a huge collection…

And at the end their new ss 12 Collection inspired by the mysterious sea urchins and other creatures living deep in the ocean.

images via



“We Are Handsome is the embodiment of Indhra and Jeremy and everyone else who has a love for the beautiful things in life. Their desire to create, design and share perfection has understandably made them a hit with the world, but We Are Handsome still remains true to their roots.

Every piece is 100% Australian designed, every thread is Australian sewn and every We Are Handsome suit is loved. We hope that you are too.”  WORDS OF THE AUSTRALIAN DESIGNERS  Indhra Chagoury and Jeremy J Somers famous since 2009 for their landscape and animal image printed swimming wear.

And here is the new collection for the Australian SS 12/13

wearable not only as a swimming suit but of course also as a during the day garment, seen so many times on different celebrities.

Here is a list of stockists and online shop were you can purchase the label  WE ARE HANDSOME. click here

images via here