DEBI Is The Ukrainian Creators Showcase Taking Over Tbilisi Fashion Week

by SHOWstudio on 5 May 2023

Looking to support Ukrainian creatives, Tbilisi based concept shop Ne.Klassika will be hosting a special pop-up from 8-20 May.

Looking to support Ukrainian creatives, Tbilisi based concept shop Ne.Klassika will be hosting a special pop-up from 8-20 May.

‘Debi’ is the Georgian word for ‘sisters’. It also happens to be the name of a special showcase taking over Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi this month. Alluding to the geographical proximity of the nations and their traditional and cultural connections, DEBI is the perfect name for the event looking to promote and support Ukraine’s creative community.

Portrait of Nina of the jewellery brand Anna & Nina. Photographed by Paul Bellaart. Creative and concept by Valerie Creative Agency.

The showcase is the result of Tbilisi based concept shop Ne.Klassika and Kvitka Agency and will feature a curation of 19 Ukrainian creatives across homewares, jewellery, perfumes, and fashion. As part of the city's annual fashion fair, the showcase hopes to network Ukranian talent with global buyers and press as a means to grow their brands. Focusing on handmade craft and sustainability all the products featured as part of the pop-up were created in Ukraine. With artisinal craft the focal point of the pop-up, the showcase also hopes to draw connections between the shared traditions of the two cultures.

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'Ukraine and Georgia became close to each other because of the war,' explains Ne.Klassika co-owner Luba Makarenko. 'I want to introduce Georgian women to Ukrainian designers and show them how talented they are. I’m very grateful MBFWT founder Sofia Tchkonia supports Ukrainian talents and made this showcase possible'.

DEBI will take place from 8-20 May as part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi.

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