Fashion Week Q&A with Lavan Chxeidze

By: Rachel Handel Filed under: Fashion

January 28, 2016

Lavan Chxeidze is no stranger to New York Fashion Week. This is his third time on the runway, the most recent being Fall 2015. He is a recent graduate of The Art Institute of New York City, earning an Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design in 2015.

What feelings or images do you evoke through your design?

[I want] to infuse the feminine with masculine and to celebrate oddity and theatricality with clothes—while maintaining wearability.

What was your design process for this collection?

My design process varies from collection to collection. I [first] get the inspiration, which in this case was Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai, then I begin sketching an idea and silhouette.

How did your experience studying Fashion Design help you through the creative process?

My education [taught me] fundamental skills such as pattern making, draping, and sewing.

What’s a day in your life look like as you prepare for Fashion Week?

It's my third time down the runway so I'm somewhat calm.

What should budding fashion designers know about the industry?

If you just want to design pretty dresses and cookie cutter men's suits, then there's already plenty of designers doing just that.

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View Lavan’s sketches and inspiration board by clicking on the thumbnails


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By: Rachel Handel Filed under: Fashion

January 28, 2016

Lavan Chxeidze New York City New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2016