Mazmishvili Mariam is a Brussels-based designer originally from Georgia, graduate from the prestigious school La Cambre Mode(s) from Brussels, Belgium. She worked for Christian Dior, Haider Ackermann and Jean Paul Gaultier before. Her latest collection presenting womens/ her modal as beautiful floral and the clothing as the sculptured vase. This new concept of designing fashion, really give big impression to Criminal Girl.
Interview with Mariam Khatia Mazmishvili
G: Criminal Girl, M: Mariam Khatia Mazmishvili
G: Would you please tell me more about your latest collection?
M: This collection is about a sculptural vision of woman body as a vase, the right balance through various contrast, the coldness of porcelain and the softness of flowers.
The collection is also inspired by the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted with powdered silver or gold. Kintsugi is a philosophy which treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
G: What is your muse for this collection?
M: It depends, I never really have a muse when I create but it’s always about feminine woman in a strong way.
For this collection, it was more about women’s body than someone in particular. I really think that the most important thing about clothes is the body.
G: What new for you this season? What kind of new make up/ accessories for your latest collection?
M: Two years ago, for “Thunder in my heart” Collection, I made some eyeliners myself with really shinny silver fabric. From the last collection, I created colored and funny sunglasses with Matthew. It was interesting to work with accessories and to try to understand the productions and the way they work in this industry.
G: Why did you interested in fashion?
M: Before starting to study Fashion Design at La Cambre, I’ve studied art in general.
I really enjoyed to examine all this pictures and learn so much about the painters but I wanted something more , more sculptural , more 3D and texture.
G: What do you think about the new designers in Georgia?
M: There are so many creative and talented people in Georgia ! I don’t live there anymore but it seems that its easer to open your own business there. You don’t have so many brands and all this pressure that you have in Paris. Of course that takes time, energy and moneys but the young designers from Georgia are spontaneous and courageous ! I love all George Keburia’s collections, Materiel Tbilisi and so many others.
G: What is the next project for you?
M: I want to work and live as a designer in Paris.
For now, I’m doing an internship in a big company in Paris for 6 months and I really like it! I would like to stay there but let’s see ! Everything can change so quickly !
G: Where do you seek your inspiration?
M: Inspiration is really everywhere ! The first thing I do is open some books, doing some exhibitions, going on the internet and then just start to visualize the mood, the construction of pieces,etc.
G: What is your favorite designer and why?
M: There are so many inspirational people that i can’t really choose only one. For me it’s not always about the designer but about the collection, moods, atmosphere. But I always loved Céline, Prada, Miu Miu, Dior with Raf Simons, Maison Martin Margiela, all Jean Paul Gaultier’s show from the 90s – 2000s. There is actually a lot of collection I admire.
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