The Five Best Collections From Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi Fall/Winter 2018

Georgia is a small Eastern European country that most Americans mistake for the state of the same name. Until recently, Georgia’s most famous exports included liquor and ore, but Balenciaga and Vetements designer Demna Gvasalia put the nation on the map as a potential front-runner in the world of contemporary fashion. The last two years have welcomed many international journalists to the country's capital, Tbilisi, for its biannual fashion week, and while a Gvasalia successor has yet to emerge, the country's fledgling design scene has been on a steady rise.

The fashion culture in Georgia is rooted in the country’s post-Soviet background, with tastes informed by the precedents set by Western designers. Womenswear collections outnumber the menswear, but what menswear is on hand offers surprising variety. Though universal fashion trends still dictate much of what is showcased seasonally (oversized tailoring and deconstruction still reign supreme), there are occasional flashes of uncommon dynamism and designers who are unafraid to push beyond the boundaries of favored tropes.

Still, with so much attention granted to designers in major metropolitans like Paris, New York and Tokyo, those who participate in smaller Fashion Weeks may be unfairly glossed over, regardless of innovative designs or adventurous decisions. Though Gvasalia put the country’s fashion culture on the map, the strength of his name alone isn’t enough to curry favor; the designers must deliver strong collections and the impetus is on international editors to pay attention to brands making bold moves.

Below, our five favorite collections of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi Fall/Winter 2018.

Anuka Keburia

Nowfashion/Mercedes Benz Tbilisi Fashion Week

Nowfashion/Mercedes Benz Tbilisi Fashion Week

Nowfashion/Mercedes Benz Tbilisi Fashion Week

Founded in 2006, Anuka Keburia’s eponymous label initially sold handmade shoes before branching out into ready-to-wear exactly one decade later. The original focus on quality has not ...

Continue Reading at

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 67108864 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 42 bytes) in /home/content/93/6869993/html/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 1906