Gvantsa Janashia(born June 2, 1976) is a Georgian fashion designer and founder of concept store FLABOUR GEORGIAN DESIGNERS. At the early age of 18, she moved to Paris to study fashion. She attended the Paris American Academy and studied fashion design and styling.
In 1993, she came back to Georgia and launched her namesake label GvantsaJanashia and had her very first show in Tbilisi Georgia. She is one of the pioneeringGeorgian designers who had a fashion show in Georgia. Long-time experience and thorough knowledge in fashion marketing and art management led her to found a concept store FLABOUR in Tbilisi and Batumi, where she performs as creative director.
In 2002, GvantsaJanashia founded her own labels under the name JANASHIA and Wedding line -White Corner. Following the success of the said labels, soon she opened atelier JANASHIA store.
Its merchandise is presented and sold at Flabour Georgian Designers store chain in two biggest cities of Georgia – Tbilisi and Batumi.
From January 2015, Janashia started promoting and exporting her collections abroad. Now, JANASHIA collections are presented in the following cities: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Grozny and Paris.
Like all truly great visionaries, GvantsaJanashia not only depicts fashion, she defines it and gives it cultural resonance and meaning. Her clothing represents and respects the values of freedom and aesthetic beauty drawing a fine line between luxurious and urban, hip lifestyle.