Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi



Founder: Avtandil Tskvitinidze

Year established: 2000


From the early 80’s Berlin till today, street art has always been a powerful weapon for protest, A loud statement of disobedience. Starting from Jean-Michel Basquiat`s SAMO movement, including the mystery behind Banksy – urban art shaped as a voice of mass disagreement in modern era. Alongside with pop culture, street art started to influence fashion and Avtandil found the bravery and inspiration at the same time – The collection of Spring/Summer 2016 is inspired by the phenomenon of urban art, the chaos created by mixing graffiti with strong statements, mixing colors and textures. Using the paintings of Ward Schumaker as the main theme, the whole concept of the collection is all about prints and shapes. Oversized outwear, extraordinary cutting, deconstructing the silhouettes and prints inspired by grungy Berlin, Bauhaus architecture and the iconic subcultures of the last decades. The whole collection is a powerful manifesto of an universal woman – a woman who is not afraid to carry the legacy of rebellious youth of the 90`s on her body. Avtandil Tskvitinidze is one of the pioneers in Georgian fashion scene. defining femininity in unpredictable ways became the designers trademark since early ’00s. Being a painter himself, Avtandil gives every collection an unique meaning. Different eras, cultures and iconic women have been his muses through the years. The designer owns 4 stores in Georgia and 1 in Armenia.


Avtandil`s first steps in fashion are linked with the Avant-garde festival in 1995, where the designer first presented his collection- a mixture of fine arts and contemporary fashion. The same year he graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. In 2000, The brand Avtandil was born, which was followed by first store and fashion house. Avtandil has been one of the most important people in local fashion scene ever since. Besides presenting his collections in his home country, he also participates in several fashion weeks across globe. Avtandil held personal shows in Paris, London, Rome and Monte-carlo. Nowadays, Avtandil has two clothing lines- the luxe and more casual one. 3 stores in Tbilisi, one in Batumi, one in Yerevan and Showrooms all around the world is where the designers newest works can be found.