Interview with the designer Aka Nanitashvili

Interview with the designer Aka Nanitashvili


Interview with the Georgian designer Aka Nanitashvili. (in the pictures above the new Spring Summer 2016 Collection by Aka Nanitashvili).

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

I even don’t know, but know for sure from my childhood.

It was you dream job?

It is the activity from which I get maximum of pleasure. 

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

I started designing and sewing for myself, once I sewed the winter coat. 

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

Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld he always offers us the festival, he creates magnificent ideas.

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

The muse is always different, depends on the mood, it could be a simple girl which I met in the street or famous legend person, old movies, poets or buildings.

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

First with whom I share my ideas and sketches is my constructor; I loved to discuss the collection with her. 

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

White, it is my favorites color. I would like to mix different fabrics and different tones to white.

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

I loved to use lot of fabrics, especially lace-guipure, I mixed it with other fabrics and it always creates very interesting visual. 

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

PINA, the Wim Wender’s movie soundtrack.

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

As I’ve already mentioned one of my favorite things is watching old movies, it is always inspired. 

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

Of course photographer, because this profession is about creation and visual.