Riina O had the great honour to be invited to the reception at the Embassy of Estonia in London, thrown on the occasion of the visit of Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid.
Historically, in the Medieval times gloves had a great significance and were often gifted to the Queen. We decided to transfer the tradition to the modern day, presenting the President of Estonia with the gift of a pair of luxurious hand-crafted leather gloves.
Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid is the first female head of state of Estonia and also the youngest ever President. It is a pleasure for Riina O to be gloving her!
It was a pair of beautiful hand-crafted navy-coloured Heleeanne leather gloves, made by me personally. The classical style gloves are adorned with a line of laser-cut ornament and personalised with her initials - K.K
Riina O is especially proud of the personalised initials engraved on the gloves of Kersti Kaljulaid - K.K - the innovation that can now be incorporated to your gloves...
Inspired by Charles Baudelaire´s eponymous poetry collection "The Flowers of Evil", the luxury glove collection reflects floral ornaments with a twist. The concept of how plants can be "vicious" has been explored within the illustration, created in collaboration with the London-based artist Natali Pahapill.
The theme is rendered through different features which could be considered as "evil" - the carnivorous plants, narcotic and poisonous plants, as well as some harmless but simply odd looking flowers depicted on a luxurious silk scarf, a new addition to Riina O collections.
The selection of gloves combines various materials and textures in the most elaborate way. The gloves are adorned with luxurious hand embroidery, made in collaboration with the skillful embroiderer, Amy Burt. To stand out we chose to blend in - keeping the decoration subtly in tone with the leather. The beautiful hand embroidery is then paired with laser cut ornaments on soft suede. The colour palette is dominated b...