Interview with the designer of Atelier Kikala

Interview with the designer of Atelier Kikala

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Interview with the designer of Atelier Kikala (Lado Bokuchava)

When and how you decided that you wanted to be a designer?

When I was in fifth grade.

It was your dream job?

Yes.

Which is the first thing you designed and for who (yourself,a friend…)?

It was coat and dresses when I was studying at Tbilisi Academy of Art.

Who’s the designer you admire the most and why?

Raf Simons because his aesthetics is really close to mine.

Who’s your muse, your icon, when you create a dress?

Charlotte Gainsbourg

If you had to design an entire collection using just one color, which is the one you’d pick and why?

White because it is one of the most expressive colors. You can make a lot of interesting forms using this color.

Who’s the first person you show your sketches to?

Nobody. When my sketches are done I must show them to constructors and then they start working on it.

The fabric you love the most…silk, lace, velvet and why?

Organza.

If your clothes had a soundtrack, which songs you’d choose?

Songs of The Knife , Fever Ray, Fka Twigs, Gazelle Twin .

Do you have any trick to avoid that “blank page” moment when you’re at the beginning of the designing of a new collection? Do you watch a movie, flip an old magazine…

I don’t know…Creating is really natural process for me.

If you weren’t a designer which job in the fashion world you would like to do and why?

I would like to work on editorials for fashion magazines. I guess stylist would be perfect for me.