Sopo Papiashvili- Photographer To Watch

sopo1I met Sopo back in my MORE is LOVE days. This beautiful, modest young girl from Moscow quickly confessed about her passion for photography. She showed me her images on Instagram and made me love them! Later that day I showed her photos to my friends and we couldn’t get enough of them.

Just several months later Sopo is back in Tbilisi again and this time she is sharing her photography through an exhibition hosted by DOTS – the space that has become home for young Georgian creatives of art and fashion. The exhibition showcases black and white portraits of beautiful women. Sopo captured the real emotion and natural beauty of these women.

The exhibition is dedicated to the conclusion of this particular artistic vision and stepping into the new stage. It is visited by Georgian socialites and foreign guests.


sopo papiashvili portraits



sopo papiashvili exhibition guests
Anka Tsitsishvili at the exhibition opening
Miss Georgia 2016 Nuka Karalashvili at the opening

You can also visit the exhibition every day till January 20. I’ll be looking forward for the comments and opinion of each of you!

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Tbilisi

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For the past couple of weeks Georgian fashion scene has been getting a lot of attention from the international press and fashion community. This time Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is the one to blame! Georgian and several foreign designers presented their Spring/Summer 2017 collections during 5 fun and interesting days.

On November 3rd I grabbed my favorite bag from 711 and ran to MOMA to see more of this brand. The presentation transferred us to the Grand Budapest Hotel and stayed as the most popular and exciting location throughout all MBFW. The collection itself was accordingly as colorful and tasteful as the movie is. 

711 bags
Photographer Tornike Aivazishvili

Continuing on colors and knitwear LALO’s show was a definite MUST! Real Spring on the catwalk.

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Beauty of LALO backstage at MBFW
LALO cardigans 2016
Backstage at LALO at MBFW

This time the collection was accompanied by super trendy shoes.

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LALO Shoes at MBFW backstage in Tbilisi

Another show that I loved was by ANOUKI. It was celebration of softness, pastels and feminine silhouettes. So down to earth, so wearable! And the shoes… If you already follow me on Instagram you probably know what I mean.

ANOUKI shoes SS17

These pictures bellow show Diana Kvariani’s collection. Just several weeks before the fashion week I randomly walked in to her store in Tbilisi and realized how beautiful her creations were. And the quality… So, I was really looking forward for the show! Loved the prints and the shapes!

Diana Kvariani
Diana Kvariani at MBFW in Tbilisi
Backstage at Diana Kvariani SS17

I have been obsessing over white color for the last two summers. Two designers that provided lots of white were Tatuna Nikolaishvili and Salomé. However, while Tatuna went bold on the shoe, in contrast with cool, monochrome looks, Salomé gave me more of a minimalistic vibe with enough doses of feminine silhouettes.

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Salome herself backstage before the show

Tamuna Igorokva presented one of the classiest and the most elegant collections. Lots of formal, feminine and at the same time cool pieces with certain cool attitude…

Tamuna Ingorokva
Tamuna Ingorokva

Another example of beautiful combination of color, velvet and silk at Nino Babukhadia’s collection. Have been loving Fall/Winter collection so much, I was really looking forward for this one and it was totally worth it!

Nino Babukhadia
Nino Babukhadia SS17 backstage

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It is already a lot but in a reality its just a little part of what you could find at the fashion week. I would highly recommend checking such shows as George Keburia, Djaba Diasamidze, Dalood and Keti Chkhikvadze. I posted their finale videos on Instagram as well!

Still developing fashion industry in Georgia has a lot to learn and accomplish but all the talents concentrated in one small country is taking big steps forward. As for me, I will always be happy to see and show unique, new designers and collection!

*Exclusive from Mercedes – Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi Photographed by Ika Khargelia