Here is the cover. The title is in Latvian, with the Russian translation underneath, and the rest of the magazine is in Russian. Rīgas Modes means "Riga's Fashions." Riga is the capital of Latvia, and is where I was born!
This is one of the illustrations the magazine contains. I love all the jackets!
Another, very colourful illustration! The title on this page translates to "Outfits for every day."
This spread is part of the "Outfits for every day" feature. The hairstyles and hats are quite cute!
This page is an advertisement for a Polish clothing company, so none of these outfits are inluded in the pattern sheet. Unfortunate, as I love the red coat with the pleats on the back on the top of the right page!
The title of the following page reads "From black and white material." Each of the dresses here feature removable collars and cuffs, and there is an instruction sheet further on that tells you how to make them (the only set of instructions I could find in the whole magazine!)
This is my favourite set of pages in the whole magazine. Isn't the illustration beautiful? The dresses aren't what I would usually associate with 70's fashion!
And, if I decide to endeavour to create one of these outfits, here is what I will have to deal with! Quite a lot busier than the pattern sheets I am used to dealing with!
I find it interesting that most of the pictures do depict items that look "70's," even though my ideas of 70's fashion come from the fashions in America at that time, and this would have been published during the Cold War when limited information was coming into the USSR from America and other Western countries. I wonder how the fashions came to develop along such similar lines, or whether there were a few sneaky seamstresses smuggling in fashion magazines from overseas for inspiration?