Wanderers of the Worlds: Hungary’s first Roma label presents its new collection


“Not all those who wander are lost,” says a quote from a Tolkien-poem. However, it will be hard not to get lost in the beautiful designs of Erika Varga, when she presents her newest collection “Wanderers of the Worlds” in Vienna next week. The Fashion Show will take place on Sunday, 18 September 2016 at 6.00 pm at the MQ Vienna Fashion Week.

The Spring/Summer Collection 2017 with the title “Wanderers of the Worlds” refers not only to the Romani people, but to each one of us: Romani people travelled from Asia to Europe and worldwide and discovered different worlds. ROMANI is sharing its story today, proposing key ingredients and values for wanderers. It reveals a story about curiosity, courage to explore internal and external worlds. Colourful prints cover you with the joy of a journey; the boho-chic style is the mark of casual elegance.

ROMANI Hungary’s first Roma fashion studio, not only stands for creative couture but also for a project of exceptional social value. Erika Varga, a Hungarian designer, founded this label and social enterprise in 2010. Before that, she had been active in the social and educational sector for quite some time. She worked with Roma Communities and at schools. ROMANI is not only dedicated to producing unique couture, but also to promoting education: ROMANI provides creative classes for underprivileged children and training for unemployed women. At the moment, five ROMA women, including Erika Varga, are working in the studio. Erikas sister, Helena Varga, designes and crafts unique handmade purses, bags and accessories complementing the ROMANI dresses.

ROMANI is part of the ERSTE Foundation Roma Partnership, an informal alliance of organisations dedicated to improving the life of Roma people in the communities across Central and South-Eastern Europe.

The collections are also available online: www.romanidesign.hu

When: Sunday, 18 September, 6.00 pm
Where: MuseumsQuartier Vienna, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Tickets can be purchased online here until 12.00 of the day of the show. The MQ Vienna Fashion Week will take place from 12 to 18 September 2016.