Dear Shaded Viewers,
As for the most recent edition of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi, which ended on May 8th, 2023, it featured collections from over 30 designers and attracted fashion industry professionals from around the world including i-D, Dazed, Vogue Business among others. The event showcased a diverse range of styles and aesthetics, from avant-garde to more commercial designs, and included both womenswear and menswear collections.
In addition to the catwalks there was BeNext which is a competition aimed at discovering and supporting young designers from Georgia and other countries. The selected designers get the opportunity to showcase their collections during the fashion week, and the winner of the competition receives a prize that includes financial support and mentorship from industry professionals. IED offers a two week course at their Milan school. Davit Zhorzholiani was awarded this prize and his work was appreciated by all.
Congratulations to all of the Awarded Collections:
David Zhorzholiani- IED Florence and after internship
Jaba Kurtishvili – financial support for the collection and participation in the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi
Lashao Gabunia- study abroad
Anarkan Medetbek Kyzy- mentorship program
babilina machaidze- mentorship program
salome Tandashvili – mentorship
Shalva Mikhelashvili- mentorship
Tinatin Pantskhava – mentorship
If you did not read the initial post on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi:
A few highlights from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi at The Factory Tbilisi directed by the founder, Sofia Tchkonia