Georgia’s burgeoning fashion industry is once again in the spotlight, this time thanks to Victoria’s Secret Angels.
Dutch model and one of the youngest Angels, Romee Strijd, stepped out in a Georgian label, wearing a red leather jumpsuit by Tamuna Ingorokva.
American fashion and lifestyle magazine Vogue wrote that "Romee Strijd, fresh off the runways of Moschino and Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, stepped out this past weekend in a head-turning red leather jumpsuit. The bold piece, reminiscent of Uma Thurman’s sword-wielding character in Kill Bill, was from Georgian designer Tamuna Ingorokva’s Fall 2016 collection. The model upped her assassin style with a pair of shades and high-heeled booties”.
Georgian designer Tamuna Ingorokva is also favoured by another Victoria’s Secret model, Doutzen Kroes.
Fashion from the Caucasus country lately has been making serious inroads among the style set. Perhaps Strijd got turned on to the country’s emerging designers after seeing former Victoria’s Secret model, Doutzen Kroes, sporting Ingorokva’s pieces on and off the red carpet, including a tomboy pantsuit last year? Or maybe it was Bella Hadid who put the ex-Soviet state on her radar by wearing the up-and-coming Georgian label, Situationist?”, wrote Vogue.
Last month while out in Paris, Bella Hadid stepped out in Georgian label Situationist not once, but twice.
The young brand was started by Irakli Rusadze and Davit Giorgadze in 2015 and has since become a hit in the designer's’ home country for its youthful, vetements-minded aesthetic. Situationist is the same brand that put out a shirt based off the Georgian flag for the Spring 2017 collection.
As for Tamuna Ingorokva, the label was established in 2002 and is famous for leather jumpsuits that the designer has been producing for several seasons. Tamuna Ingorokva also creates her own footwear. In addition, she designs an internationally-sold line of wedding dresses.