Meet Gunta Pudiste - Tailor to the Swedish Royal Family

What's your name?

My name is Gunta Pudiste and I am owner and designer at Pudist Fashion.


 

Where are you from?

I'm from Riga, Latvia.

 

Describe your signature design style in five words.

I like classic style and most of my clients prefer that too. But now and then I give it a go - my nature inspired lines, flows, materials have designs to celebrate.


 

What's your biggest source of inspiration?

It's always been and will be nature.

 

Do you think true innovation in fashion is still possible?

I believe the new generation is there to bring it on.


 

 

 

What role does the commercial aspect play for you? Does it limit your creativity?

Most definitely, it does. My ideas and creative potential are limited, I rely on my financial freedom and therefore don't have enough resources to be able to use my whole imagination. There's much more than the eye can see.


 

What other art forms inspire your collections?

Paintings. Especially, Latvian paintings.

 

Do you prefer to follow or subvert trends?

I follow trends but stay true to the classics.


 

Are you a romantic person?

Very much so.


 

  

 

Do you prioritize aesthetics or functionality?

Yes, functionality comes first.


 

Which fashion designer do you have the most respect for?

Valentino, most absolutely.

 

Did you undergo a formal design education?

Yes, I graduated from a design school and then for many years worked as a designer for someone else's company until I started my own business.


 

Do you think collaborations between companies and designers are cash plays or real attempts at innovation?

I think collaborations are great! I have worked with and mentored many Norwegian and Swedish start up designers, helping to make their first collections. They are incredible innovation bombs.


 

Do you work better alone or on a team?

Inspiration comes to me on my own, technical solutions are found with my team.


 

What is your favorite film?

"Gone with the wind." Scarlet is my person. 

 

Do you have any rituals when starting a new design?

Yes, it is a long, long walk along the Baltic beach.


 

What is your favorite thing to do outside of fashion?

Gardening and traveling. That brings peace to my mind.


 

What is your favorite food?

Salads, in any combination - veggies, fruits, pasta, meat, etc.

 

What's your favorite month or season?

Most definitely, it is summer - the heat, flowers, nature is blooming, nourishing.


 

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?

Have a cup of coffee in my garden.

 

What is one thing you can’t live without?

My family.

 

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? 

I would want to fly. Feel the freedom. Have a distant look at things.

 

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Check out Gunta Pudiste's new collections here

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  • Devoré Silk Lace Dress
    Devoré Silk Lace Dress
    Vendor
    Gunta Pudiste
    Regular price
    $380
    Sale price
    $380
  • Lace Long Illusion Gown - Black
    Lace Long Illusion Gown - Black
    Vendor
    Gunta Pudiste
    Regular price
    $570
    Sale price
    $570
  • Tulle Layered Long Skirt - White
    Tulle Layered Long Skirt - White
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    Gunta Pudiste
    Regular price
    $190
    Sale price
    $190
  • Lace Illusion Dress - White
    Lace Illusion Dress - White
    Vendor
    Gunta Pudiste
    Regular price
    $390
    Sale price
    $390
  • Tulle Ballerina Skirt - Ivory
    Tulle Ballerina Skirt - Ivory
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    Gunta Pudiste
    Regular price
    $130
    Sale price
    $130
  • Lace Illusion Dress - Black
    Lace Illusion Dress - Black
    Vendor
    Gunta Pudiste
    Regular price
    $390
    Sale price
    $390
  • Taffeta and Tulle Applique Dress
    Taffeta and Tulle Applique Dress
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    Gunta Pudiste
    Regular price
    $290
    Sale price
    $290
  • Confectionery Modern Princess Gown
    Confectionery Modern Princess Gown
    Vendor
    Gunta Pudiste
    Regular price
    $580
    Sale price
    $580

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