Lithuanians in the News
2nd September 2007
Australian Lithuanian Kristina Dryžaitė Launches a Contemporary Lithuanian Design Studio in Lithuania
Kristina Dryžaitė
Kristina Dryžaitė, an Australian Lithuanian from Adelaide, has joined forces with Renata Gaidienė, a linen designer from Lithuania, to set up the KR LT Studio in Vilnius, Lithuania. The name KR LT comes from the designers’ initials and the country code for Lithuania and the Studio is a conceptual design studio, which takes its inspiration in Lithuanian cultural heritage to produce contemporary designs in fashion, graphics and interiors. It aims to be Lithuania’s first
Peaceful Lounging Robe. It took 70 hours of hand
crotchet work to complete the lacework for this robe.
luxury brand. This year the studio launched a collection of lounging robes modelled by Miss Lithuania 2007, Jurgita Jurkutė. The collection was created by cooperating with people, who were thoroughly imbued in Lithuanian traditions through a lifetime of work with textiles, crafts and history. The 2007 collection shows a wonderful synthesis of Lithuanian traditions and contemporary ideas and presents to the world one face of modern Lithuania.
An active member of the Lithuanian community, Kristina has a BA from Adelaide University and a Graduate Diploma in Communication from University of South Australia. Since 1999 she has been working mainly out of London. She is a Business Ambassador for South Australia in Europe (hand picked by Premier Mike Rann) and the founding Secretary of the UK Chapter of the South Australian university alumni associations. In 2000-2003 she was a brand strategist for Rufus Leonard in London and for the past four years she has been consulting as a freelance consumer trends expert travelling the world. For three of those years she was the Contributing Consumer Insight Editor for Breaking Trends (clients Sky, Virgin , Microsoft), authoring trend reports on cities like LA, San Francisco, Stockholm, Mumbai and Tokyo.
Congratulations, Kristina!

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