Founded in 2012 by Mamuka Kikalishvil, with Lado Bokuchava as creative director, fall 2016’s off-the-shoulder looks are sure to be runaway hits.
How did you get your start in fashion?
The brand was founded by a commercial photo agency called Kikala Studio, managed by creative director Lado Bokuchava. At the beginning, the atelier’s focus was to create clothing for Kikala Studio’s photo sessions, but from the first pieces, the clothing we designed became very covetable. All products of the brand are handmade. You can see many details and textures on the clothes — everything is done by hand.
What ready-to-wear trends are you seeing among women right now?
For me the trendiest things are sport and streetwear, metallic clothes, feminine slip dresses and the main detail that I adore is puff shoulders.
What is the difference between Georgian and American clients?
I think that American women prefer more feminine, colorful pieces. I think that American women will like the slip dresses, bomber jackets and oversize sporty T- shirts with bra detailing from our Fall/Winter 2016 collection.
Collage by Biel Parklee. Photos courtesy the designer.