Alexander Vasilyev, a renowned fashion historian, interior decorator, stage designer, popular books and articles author, lecturer and a prominent collector. He owns one of the largest private collections of historic costumes. A collection built on a foundation of scientific research with the aim not only to preserve cultural heritage, but also making it available to the public.
Originated from a small fishermen village, for centuries Riga has been an important part of the trade chain between Russia and Western Europe. A lively crossroad of cultures and backgrounds for over 800 years, the historical centre of Riga has accumulated an impressive cultural baggage and today is justly included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage list.