A Gregorian’s Story of the Trials & Tribulation of Migration for Situationist SS’23 | Words by Nafiseh Soolari

Dear Shaded Viewers,

The introduction for the new Situationist collection opens as follows:

“Due to national political activity and inability, Georgian citizens are forced to leave their homeland to work, in order to feed their families from thousands of kilometers away. The video is dedicated to the people who are stuck in between the places without direction, without time, without the ability to make a move to reach the destination.”

Artistic director, Irakli Rusadze, founded Situationist in 2016 and presents his collection between Paris and his hometown, Georgia. The Spring-Summer collection was raised in a digital format, releasing the creative rights of the designs to be “re-appropriated” as anyone wanted to. The idea was a throwback to pattern magazines in the past, and the access readers had to use the designs as they wished.

The takeaways from the collection included the use of hallmark archival pieces for the new season designs, and dead-stock silk from the 1980s, sourced directly from Tbilisi, Georgia. The suits in the collection were tailored with traditional Gregorian techniques, as were the hand-sewn knits. The idea for Rusadze’s collections is always to share Gregorian culture, and it’s a treat to see the vibrant hues, particularly the shades of blue showcasing the sleek minimalistic designs.



Nafiseh Soolari

Nafiseh Soolari is a creative consultant, writer and photographer— "I love translating the beauty I see in all the moments around me, people, places, things; and I aspire to share my vision: to create a single moment for me and you to connect and realize what this amazing world has to offer..."