Tbilisi Fashion Week and beyond
After receiving an invitation from Tbilisi Fashion Week, in partnership with the National Tourism Office, I booked my trip to Georgia (what many wrongly associate solely with Alabama!) I was thrilled to discover a new country and culture with such edgy avant-garde designers. I already had the pleasure to dive into the Georgian fashion world thanks to the e-commerce website More is Love that carries the crème de la crème from that side of the world. If you don’t know it already, then check it out my loves, you’ll the perfect selection from young and talented designers.
Besides attending shows I got the chance to discover the city. I was particularly fascinated with the old city of Tbilisi, with it’s typical streets and colors and traces of French writer Alexander Dumas’s journey. It was especially magical during the fall, with the changing of the leaves and golden colors.
One of the Must-Dos and probably the most distinctive pleasures of visiting Tbilisi is wandering through the Old City, with its old-style balconies, ancient churches, winding, narrow streets, and charming shops. From churches to mosques and synagogues, every religion leave in peace one next to the other. It is also in this district that the infamous Sulfur Baths, Betlemi – are next to some hidden waterfalls. This bath district is called “Abanotubani” and is on the south side of the Metekhi Bridge. With a unique design, they are immediately recognizable with their brick domes on ground level. The sulfur waters are naturally warm and in a way represent the icon of the city since the well-known legend of how Tbilisi was founded is associated with the warm springs of the sulfur waters. All the photos I shot from above wear taken from the Narikala Fortress that overhang the old town and offer a stunning view on Tbilisi thriving forest. Simply overwhelming! For this city I chose a casual and warm outfit, wearing a Peuterey coat, Stan Smith kicks, and a Celine bag found on Vestiaire Collective.
To attend the show that were held in Tbilisi Design Center I opted for a more feminine look yet with a gorgeous Gig dress that would enhance any curves and some comfy booties from Anouki (one of my favorite Georgian brand, but I will tell you all about it tomorrow in the second part of TFW diary).
See you tomorrow loves and this time to explore the Georgian cuisine, from dinners with designers to lunch hosted by Anouki, and my favorite shows.