While Tbilisi has been getting more attention this past year as an emerging fashion capital bridging East and West, this was their first season to have three menswear designers and of the forty-two showing. Sports, gender, skateboard culture, pride, and nationalism ran as undercurrents. Tbilisi is maximal and minimal at the same time. The menswear collections stood out as they weren’t afraid to stray from the traditional runway.
During the week, we got to meet many of the innovative young designers making up the scene. Here are some of our highlights.