As early as November 2 1990, the fashion designer GINTS BUDE was the first in then newly independent Latvia to open a fashion house for his brand of design establishing at once also the first school for aspiring professional fashion models as prominent part of artistic studio.
Gints Bude’s fashion collections have been presented to the fashion audiences on international forums, Messes, fashion weeks since 1994, featuring, among others, in Europe’s largest menswear fashion fair HERREN – MODE – WŌCHE – KŌLN. In 2005, Gints Bude was amongst Latvia’s fashion designers to represent national fashion industry within the framework of Latvia-France mega-project The Surprising Latvia.
Gints Bude is a style consultant of fashion magazines, an expert of dress, style and etiquette for the Evening News, Private Life, Dolce Vita, lectures on the social significance of visual image, the dress-code and fashion novelties.
Gints Bude has been long term fashion designer and consultant-choreographer for Mis Latvia and Mr. Latvia beauty contests.
Gints Bude is to this day the only fashion designer in the Baltics who, for the last nineteen years, has been consequently discovering and preparing highly esteemed models for the world’s most acclaimed catwalks, young men and women earning international careers in the best of modeling agencies – IMG, NEXT, WOMEN etc.
Today, Gints Bude’s trainees sign working contracts with world’s top fashion designers and highest ranking fashion houses, shining on catwalks in Riga, Paris, Milan, London, New York and Tokyo fashion events, become the faces of international advertising campaigns for DIOR, PRADA, MIU MIU, KALISTE, ERMANO SCEVRINO, NARA CAMICIE and others, model for the style pages of the glitziest magazines - VOGUE, L’OFFICIEL, ELLE, MARIE CLAIRE, NUMERO, W, VANITY FAIR, D MAGAZINE, ALLURE, NEW YORK TIMES, BIBA, JALOUSE etc., demonstrating fashion and jewelry of the best part of the internationally resonant brand names.