About the Designer

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lali is based in new york, United States. She studied at Parsons The new School and graduated in 2014. Her collections are produced in United States.

Lako Bukia, beginning fashion designer, was born on October 4, 1987 in the city of Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. After graduating from School No.58 in Tbilisi, she was immediately offered a place at the A. Kutateladze Tbilisi State Academy of Art, where she did her BA in Fashion Design and Textiles. Her first fashion show took place in Tbilisi in 2008. The collection “Mushroom”, presented at the Fashion show received high praise not only of the jury and public, who attended the show in Tbilisi, but of the external critics from Ukraine, who invited Lako to take part in the Kiev fashion week of young designers in May 2009. The collection was also exhibited in Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in October 2008 and has been published in the spring issue of “Oasis”, popular American fashion magazine. By the time Lako took part in the Kiev Fashion show, where she received praises from the French jury, she has already done her foundation studies at St. Martin’s College of Art and Design in London and successfully completed her Summer Course on Fashion design at the prestigious Instituto Marangoni in Milan, Italy. Moreover, she is now pursuing a new BA Degree in Fashion Design and Technology Womenswear at London College of Fashion and is finishing her second year, where she studies various subjects, including Realisation, Design, CADCAM, Cultural and Historical studies. Lako has also been working recently on styling projects together with fashion stylist Katie Burnett, which gives her great insights into the work of the fashion stylist. Lako was among 30 Georgian designers, who have taken part in the fashion show for the 'Days of Peace', dedicated to the Russian-Georgian conflict. Her white dress was acclaimed highly by prominent fashion critics.