Juozas Statkevicius is the most prominent Lithuanian fashion designer, well-known far beyond the borders of the Baltic States. In fact, he is the first designer from the Baltics to present his haute couture collections in Paris (in 2001 and 2002) and the first Lithuanian who has made appearance on glossy pages of Elle and Vogue fashion magazines. Statkevicius designs are available in New York, London and Tokyo and such stars as Bjork, Kyra Sadgwick and Naomi Watts wear them. The designer, who recently celebrated his 40th birthday, considers that fashion exists for one single reason - the love towards a woman, and his creative style is a perfect manifestation of that. His designs are like exquisite dreams, acted out in garments, with every elaborate and evocative detail telling its own story. The Statkevicius fashion house in Vilnius is a destination in itself and provides a perfect background for his designs. Like a frame, captured from a 1940s Hollywood movie, it makes us forget the reality of the 21st century for a while... "The most dreadful is not to have a single dream, that's the end then," says the fashion designer who is renowned for his theatre costumes, too, featured on numerous scenes around the world.
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