georgian design lives on | mbfw tbilisi

georgian design lives on | mbfw tbilisi

May 21 2020
Materiel is one of the most successful brands to come out of Tbilisi. The label brings together a range of Georgian designers to craft their pieces, with designers bringing staples of Georgian heritage to life with trademark minimalism and care. The resulting looks evoke ideas of both Georgian high culture and the reality of the streets. 
Fashion Never Stops: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi

Fashion Never Stops: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi

May 21 2020

Fashion Never Stops: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi

MATERIEL is a contemporary brand that brings together various designers who are willing to represent Georgian fashion heritage. With their very own take on classic, resident designers bring minimalism with a twist both to the runways and streets, making MATERIEL one of the most successful Georgian brands.

The Future of Tbilisi Fashion Week

The Future of Tbilisi Fashion Week

May 15 2020
Tbilisi’s designers have been building momentum since the city’s fashion week debuted in 2015. The week started with 35 international guests and now hosts more than 100, including buyers from major retailers including Net-a-porter, which now stock some of the country’s talents including Matériel, Situationist, George Keburia, Ingorokva or Lado Bokuchava.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi: Fashion never stops

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi: Fashion never stops

May 15 2020

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi: Fashion never stops

MATERIEL is a contemporary brand that brings together various designers who are willing to represent Georgian fashion heritage. With their very own take on classic, resident designers bring minimalism with a twist both to the runways and streets, making MATERIEL one of the most successful Georgian brands.

Fashion never stops: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi FW20

Fashion never stops: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi FW20

May 13 2020
MATERIEL is a contemporary brand that brings together various designers who are willing to represent Georgian fashion heritage. With their very own take on a classic, resident designers bring minimalism with a twist both to the runways and streets, making MATERIEL one of the most successful Georgian brands. 
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Business of Fashion - Who's driving Georgian fashion scene?

Business of Fashion - Who's driving Georgian fashion scene?

April 28 2020
The brand’s revenue grew from €250,000 (about $280,000) in 2018 to a projected €1.5 million for 2019 ($1.68 million), and it counts Browns and Moda Operandi as stockists. It has also expanded its micro-empire to concept store Dots, which re-uses the fabrics and styles not used at Matériel at a lower and more accessible price point.
MATERIEL AGAINST COVID-19 CHALLENGES

MATERIEL AGAINST COVID-19 CHALLENGES

April 23 2020

As majority of businesses are struggling with whip of pandemic, fashion industry too is seeking for the ways to reckon with reality. Change is inevitable as we see the supply-chains fall, PR budgets slash and consumers being hesitant about unessential purchases.

WHO WHAT WEAR

WHO WHAT WEAR

April 23 2020

I Asked 36 Designers to DM Me Pics of Their WFH Looks, and They Actually Did

"I don't think too much about clothing in self-isolation, but for some business calls, I am trying to look the way I did in everyday life. Black rolling or a basic T-shirt are perfect choices for me. And of course, a hairstyle is very important to look fresh." — Lado Bokuchava, creative director, Materiel

FORBES

FORBES

April 23 2020
Why Georgian Fashion Is One Of The New Global Trendsetters While socially distancing, I had tim...
Harper's Bazaar

Harper's Bazaar

April 23 2020
Harper's Bazaar
EN VILLE

EN VILLE

April 23 2020

"...The flowers do fade, and wanton fields,

To wayward winter reckoning yields,

A honey tongue, a heart of gall,

Is fancy’s spring, but sorrow’s fall..."

-Excerpt from The Nymph's Reply to the Shephard by Sir Walter Ralegh

GRAZIA UK

GRAZIA UK

February 27 2020
GRAZIA UK
COSMOPOLITAN USA

COSMOPOLITAN USA

February 27 2020
COSMOPOLITAN USA
In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love

February 27 2020
A mix of patterns, textures, and colors combined by fashion from east to the west to create an elegant and playful multicultural bohemian chic look to bring that extra touch of spice into the end of the cold season mood. It’s time to fall in love again.
3 Spring Suiting Trends You Can Wear Right Now

3 Spring Suiting Trends You Can Wear Right Now

February 27 2020
It might still be winter, but there’s nothing wrong with looking forward to the upcoming season—especially when it’s one that brings warmer weather. There’s a wave of new spring 2020 trends to get excited about, but there’s one in particular you can wear right now: suiting. A familiar and often repeated trend, suiting will never go out of style, though each season brings new iterations and silhouettes. Most of the spring 2020 suiting trends—like shorts and skirt suits—wouldn’t work in cold weather. Yet there’s one look that’s winter-weather appropriate: the ’70s-inspired suit.
Megatrend 2020: die stylischsten Jacken, Kleider und Midi-Röcke aus veganem Leder

Megatrend 2020: die stylischsten Jacken, Kleider und Midi-Röcke aus veganem Leder

January 16 2020
A ls Stella McCartney 2001 ihr eigenes Label gründete und mit Taschen, Schuhen und Kleidung aus veganem Leder eine pflanzliche Alternative zu echtem Leder anbot, wurde sie von vielen Branchenkollegen belächelt. Seitdem ist viel passiert: In den vergangenen Jahren wurden immer neue Materialien wie etwa Ananas-, Rhabarber-, Oliven- oder Pilzleder erfoscht sowie umweltschonendere Produktions- und Gerbeverfahren. 
Vogue Turkey

Vogue Turkey

January 15 2020
December- January issue
Fashion's Coolest Insiders Predict These 13 Brands Will Be Big in 2020

Fashion's Coolest Insiders Predict These 13 Brands Will Be Big in 2020

January 10 2020
"We launched Slvrlake back in 2018, and it has been such an impactful addition to our denim assortment this year. Slvrlake really understands how California women—and all women—want to look heading into 2020. Denim trends are clean, longer, sophisticated—styles to be worn back to blazers and mules.  The collection has been super limited in distribution, but the word is finally out!"
texture and tone

texture and tone

January 9 2020
Photographer Jeremy Bernard takes us to the studio in this Schön! online editorial. Fashion by Koulla Sergi finds model Aihui clad in pieces by Mulberry, Louis Vuitton, and Bottega Veneta as she poses around. Hair by Cathy Ennis and make up by Liz Martins round off the scene.
DAS WAREN DIE WICHTIGSTEN NEUEN LABELS UND DESIGNER 2019

DAS WAREN DIE WICHTIGSTEN NEUEN LABELS UND DESIGNER 2019

December 26 2019
MATÉRIEL Eine der spannendsten kleinen Modewochen, die mittlerweile zahlreich vom internation...
ELLE Nederland

ELLE Nederland

December 23 2019
Materiel featured in Elle Nederland
MARIE CLAIRE MEXICO

MARIE CLAIRE MEXICO

December 23 2019
Materiel featured in December issue of Marie Claire Mexico
TOP 10 EMERGING FASHION DESIGNERS OF 2019

TOP 10 EMERGING FASHION DESIGNERS OF 2019

December 18 2019
MATERIEL Largely credited as the group that put Tbilisi, Georgia on the global fashion map, M...
GOING STRONG With Joan Smalls

GOING STRONG With Joan Smalls

December 10 2019

Puerto Rican supermodel JOAN SMALLS exudes an inner strength that has always been at the core of her identity and stellar career. Here, she talks to GILLIAN BRETT about the need to promote diversity on the runway, overcoming personal adversity and how social media is giving her a voice

Creams is the Tbilisi artist straddling the worlds of fashion and music

Creams is the Tbilisi artist straddling the worlds of fashion and music

December 10 2019
A few months ago, Tbilisi-based electronic artist Natia Chichinadze aka Creams checked her DMs and found an interesting proposition therein. The Georgian ready-to-wear brand Matériel -- whose story began back in 1949 when they opened a factory that dressed USSR women -- were asking her to perform during their SS20 show. Known these days for their sleek faux leather looks ushered in by young creative directors Lado Bokuchava and Aleksandre Akhalkatsishvili, the brand is going from strength to strength. Natia, naturally, said yes.
Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals

December 4 2019
Steal the spotlight after dark in reveal-and-conceal leather, thigh-split gowns, sharp tailoring, shimmering separates and a whole lot of attitude. HIANDRA MARTINEZ wears the new dusk 'til dawn pieces that will inject the wow factor into your party wardrobe...
Designers You Have to See at the Tbilisi Fashion Week

Designers You Have to See at the Tbilisi Fashion Week

December 4 2019
The largest luxury retail fashion platforms in the fashion world distribute their garments: Materiél is the trendiest brand of the Georgian fashion week. Example of satisfying their clientele, Materiél captures the waves of trends and embellishes them with luxurious details and fabrics such as faux leather and silk. The clothing is also available on sites such as Net-a-Porter, Ssense, Farfetch, and Browns.
honest luxury

honest luxury

December 4 2019
Luxury needn’t just be what brand name you’re wearing or how much something costs. A timeless approach to design to create those forever pieces; transparency on manufacturing processes and materials; consideration of sustainable and ethical practices. A new wave of brands are defining a new, honest idea of luxury.
I designer da conoscere visti alla Tiblisi Fashion Week

I designer da conoscere visti alla Tiblisi Fashion Week

November 13 2019
Le più grandi piattaforme di vendita al dettaglio del lusso in ambito moda, distribuiscono i loro capi: Materiél è il brand più trendy della fashion week georgiana.
Esempio di quello che è ottimizzazione di richiesta e offerta, Materiél studia le ondate delle tendenze in continuo movimento e le impreziosisce con dettagli del luxury wear: ecopelle, seta, tute asimmetriche ora disponibili anche su e-store come Net-a-Porter, Ssense, Farfetch e Browns.
DER MATRIX-MANTEL IST NICHT NUR EIN FILMKOSTÜM, SONDERN EIN MODETREND

DER MATRIX-MANTEL IST NICHT NUR EIN FILMKOSTÜM, SONDERN EIN MODETREND

November 13 2019
Man sah den schwarzen Ledermantel zum Beispiel in fast jeder Kollektion während der Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi in Georgien, die schönsten auf dem Laufsteg bei Situationist und Matériel Tbilisi.
12 DESIGNERS FROM MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK TBILISI TO PUT ON YOUR RADAR

12 DESIGNERS FROM MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK TBILISI TO PUT ON YOUR RADAR

November 13 2019
From a business perspective, Materiél has become one of the most successful labels to come out of Tbilisi. Farfetch, Browns, Ssense and Net-a-Porter carry the brand, which offers clothes that veer commercial but with a hard Georgian edge. There was an emphasis on faux leather this season, as well as luxurious ruched silks. A soothing shade of periwinkle and calming green tea hue made for a fresh spring selection that is destined to be a hit among consumers. 
MATERIEL SS 20 RUNWAY

MATERIEL SS 20 RUNWAY

November 13 2019
MATERIEL SS 20 RUNWAY
Let's get lost

Let's get lost

November 13 2019
Wander the windswept wilds of Scotland with model and singer VARSHA THAPA wearing the season’s coolest warm-weather coats, cosy knits and classic layers.
These Are the 5 Georgian Designers You Should Get Familiar With...

These Are the 5 Georgian Designers You Should Get Familiar With...

October 20 2019
Akhalkatsishvili has definitely injected the brand with some of his signature details like blurring the lines between masculine and feminine shapes, a bold use of color and an affinity for blending textures that’s seen both his own line and Matériel stocked at renowned global retailers like Browns.
LUISAVIAROMA

LUISAVIAROMA

October 7 2019
 The brand MATÉRIEL has a unique approach. It provides great opportunities to young designers of Georgia. The brand’s current designers are Aleksandre Akhalkatsishvili, Lado Bokuchava, and Aka Prodiashvili. MATÉRIEL’s collections are fun, elegant, creative, and fresh with a Georgian edge.