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Demna Gvasalia’s Denim Jacket reads Georgian geniuses “Shota”, “Vazha” and “Galaktion”
11 March, 2019
Vetements’s SS19 collection is now on sale. One of the most striking designs of the collection is a printed oversized Denim Jacket. The jacket is covered with the names of the Georgian geniuses “Vazha” (ვაჟა), “Shota”(შოთა) and “Galaktion”(გალაკტიონი). There is a poem “Night and I” (მე და ღამე) on one sleeve, “Sukhumi 93” (სოხუმი 93) on the other and “Vetements” printed on the back.
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Vazha, Shota, and Galaktion are the first names of the Georgian writers Vazha-Pshavela, Shota Rustaveli, and Galaktion Tabidze.
The writers are regarded as geniuses and they are sometimes referred to as solely by their names. As for “Sukhumi 93”, Sukhumi is a Demna Gvasalia’s native town located in Abkhazia, Russia’s occupied territory in Georgia.

The jacket decorated with studs and spikes is from the SS19 collection which is full of references to Demna Gvasalia's childhood in Georgia. It can be purchased online costing over $2000.
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Demna Gvasalia is the creative director of Balenciaga and head designer of Vetements. He was recently given the 5th place on the list of “super-duper incredibly important people” announced by GQ Magazine.

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