Over the past several collections, Lako Bukia has strayed from her signature focus on prints. That’s not a bad thing. Her knits are a great reflection of the Georgian tradition of knitwear. A candy cane cardigan made of red and pale pink stripes came long, coolly fastened at the waist with a gold chain. It would have been nice to see more variations of this.
As for those prints? They made a pretty splash in a pattern reminiscent of dripping water colors. One striped shirt and trouser set came striped in pinks, blues, and greens. While that look seemed overly grown up, an incarnation as a polo and a pair of loose shorts will surely attract a younger customer base.View Gallery
Founder: Lako Bukia
Year established: 2009
Known for: The designer typically uses self-made prints in her pieces
Spring 2017 inspiration: Bukia took photos of post-Soviet buildings and the countryside in her home country of Georgia and used the images as prints on dresses, pantsuits, and cropped jacketsView Gallery