Vogue: There are several reasons why Georgia should be on your mind

12 Nov 2017

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By Salome Modebadze

Reviews by the Journalist of Agenda.ge

Agenda.ge,12 Nov 2017 Tbilisi,Georgia


"Geographically, Georgia’s an evocative spot, with the Caucasus Mountains to the north and the Black Sea to the west. This rich, varied place makes it a natural fit for a growing fashion scene, as was evident at the recent Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi Fall 2017, held in the capital city”, Vogue said in its recent report about Georgia.

Vogue’s Karen Loftus wonders how "Georgia’s turbulent past as well as its ambitious future seem to coexist side by side”.

In the architecture alone, you see well worn cobblestone streets and Art Nouveau buildings, some of which are impeccably restored while others remain in a state of disrepair. Orthodox churches stand next to stark modern Soviet structures and shiny new buildings desperate to express themselves." 

In Abanotubani, the bath district, distinctive dome-shaped sulphur bathhouses are the foreground for brightly colored buildings. The Kala district, a bohemian enclave with a web of cafés, wine bars, and shops, is situated below Narikala, the city’s 4th-century fortress”, Loftus says.

The Peace Bridge. Photo: Courtesy of Kevin Garrett

Describing different parts of Tbilisi Loftus says "recent accolades aside, there is something indescribably wonderful about arriving in the capital city of Tbilisi”.

At first look, while arriving in the middle of the night, you can tick off Old World wonders: stately squares, city walls, and dimly lit castles in the distance. In the daylight, it’s a mad mix of many eras heading in several different directions”, the author says.

Encouraging everyone "to go sooner rather than later” Loftus believes "as slow as life may unfold for locals today, Georgia is definitely on the fast track to become the next Berlin or Prague tomorrow”.

Read the full story here: www.vogue.com

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