5 Designers Leading Tbilisi’s Fashion Renaissance

What to look forward to at Tbilisi Fashion Week

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There’s Paris, New York, and Milan. It’s only a matter of time before Tbilisi joins the list as a fashion capital of its own. After Georgian designer Demna Gvasalia took the industry by storm with his innovative work at Vetements and Balenciaga, all eyes are turning to the nation’s budding fashion scene. 

And Gvasalia isn’t the only trailblazing designer to hail from the tight-knit Eastern European fashion community. 

That’s what stylist Gvantsa Jishkariani shed light on in 2018 through a stunning portrait of Tbilisi’s burgeoning scene. Jishkariani teamed up with photographer Daniel Adhami to showcase the works of everyone from Gola Damian, Tiko Paksa, and Nicolas Grigorian—each with a signature mark of their own. 

One thing for sure, Tbilisi is not short of talented designers, and they’re all paving their way forward with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi. 

The most awaited fashion event in Georgia, is coming back with its latest edition by launching a digital-only platform. And we’ve rounded up five designers we’re looking forward to seeing: 

Akà Prodiàshvili

The designer is known for his colorful and flamboyant collections exploring queer culture. His work pushes the boundaries of masculinity using with the aesthetics of drag queens. Be sure to experience the duality of culture and identity in his SS21.

Tamra

 

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Tamuna Karumidze focuses on exploring marginalized urban tribes through interdisciplinary design. The skate-inspired streetwear label is dedicated to a sustainable method of production, repurposing surplus fabrics and finishings, and using old duvets.

George Keburia

The self-taught designer likes to mix masculine elements and feminine classiness, with voluminous lines and a minimal design. His silhouettes are sharply constructed, elegant and edgy.

Lado Bokuchava

 

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The brand’s signature is a touch of 80s underground style mixed with contemporary design. Every collection is a mix of classic and urban style with futuristic details. The looks are multifunctional, consisting of detachable details.

Janashia

Gvantsa Janashia mixes some of her signature touches such as asymmetric and futuristic details, bustier and corsets into her collections. The materials she uses are mostly cotton and viscose in aim to push her work in an eco-friendly direction.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi will run from November 19 to 22
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