KR LT STUDIO is a brand new Lithuanian luxury fashion brand that recently has launched a collection of handmade linen lounging robes, introducing a new style of dressing for the home. KR LT STUDIO uses the culture, traditions and beauty of their homeland as inspiration to create items and spaces for modern day living. The studio takes its name from the first initials of the principal designers, Kristina and Renata, and the country code for Lithuania.
Kristina, a trend forecaster, was raised in Adelaide, Australia. Renata is a linen designer and part of the diplomatic community in Lithuania. Kristina’s exposure to global consumer trends and cultural knowledge leads her to bring the experiential and forward looking aspects of design to the projects; while Renata brings the traditional design understanding, sensibility and background.
I got some words from Kristina Dryzaite about their company; “KR LT STUDIO is purely about a Lithuanian aesthetic/interpretation of the world. I care about meaningful connections, curious dialogues, intuitive designs and want to create products that express the greater connections of life. For 2007 we have sought to design something beautiful that can help create space in our minds, as well as our external world. A product that shows an appreciation and enjoyment of the beauty of life; that lets its wearer inhale life in slow motion…”.
I believe very much in exploring local and regional values as I have earlier been writing about in my David Report bulletin called Supreme Regionalism. We need something else than the smoothed-out and standardized global style.