Fashion designers from Latvia, Lithuania and Germany were declared winners of the latest Baltic Fashion Awards 2010. Prizes were awarded on April 30 at Ostseebad Heringsdorf in the north of Germany by a jury of fashion experts including top brands, European fashion schools and the media. “We could make the decisions quite easily,” said Andrej Subarew, chairman of the jury and leader of the Baltic Fashion Awards. “It was quite obvious who was going to win the awards.” Accordingly, the award for best womenswear prêt-a-porter went to Astrid Grosser and Gerti Heinrich from Germany. Their collection won due to their innovative silhouettes. The award for best menswear went to Agnese Narhicka from Latvia, which was judged by the jury as being “very easy and modern, sporty and elegant at the same time.” Meanwhile, the prize for the best innovative and visionary concept went to Sandra Straukaito from Lithuania as the audience selected their favorite collection to be “Rendez-vous avec La Lune” by Esther Perbandts. Overall, more than 100 designers competed for the awards this year, with 11 collections making the final cut. Heringsdorf will see another fashion festival soon: Bridge of Fashion. An open-air catwalk show on the sea bridge in Heringsdorf has been planned for July 11, with winning contestants from other competitions expected to present their collections.