These Are the 5 Georgian Designers You Should Get Familiar With...
Technically, Matériel isn’t what could be classed as an emerging brand. It actually began life way back in 1949 as Materia, which is one of the oldest apparel manufacturers and retailers in the country. Now, Matériel operates under the helm of a rotating lineup of young designers including Aleksandre Akhalkatsishvili who also has his own namesake label. 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.