For her SS15 collection, the designer delved into the rich heritage of the former Caucasian republics of Georgia and Armenia, with their cultural mix of West and East, pure beauty, serene landscapes and poetry.
With its commitment to old tradition and customs, the collection has a solemn feel inspired by the paintings of Georgian artist Niko Pirosmans, whose animal images turn into figures of sheep, hens, horses and peacocks on fabrics and accessories. National dance and music inspire the accessories, with the traditional Georgian drum becoming a bag made of lacquered leather, astrakhan fur and silk satin with embroidery in the form of a pomegranate tree and monograms with angels, edged in silk tassels.
Materials are dense and precious: crepe, jacquard silk, silk duchesse, organza, muslin, brocade, velvet, wool, lace, broadtail, sheepskin, patent leather. Pearls, ostrich feathers, onyx, rock crystal, turquoise and agate add further depth and richness. The painterly color palette mixes black and white with flames of fiery red, accents of turquoise, bottle green, navy blue and dashes of pink and gold.