Black and White leather dresses 2005, 2007, 2010I in 1998 I was interminably exploring the concept of garment in general and came up to the idea that "paradise lost' from Genesis actually was a starting point that triggered the attire culture; as the first human beings started using clothes as a shield against their feeling of profound shame generated by their own sins. An utterly dramatic question started to haunt me-what qualities was the very first dress supposed to reflect?
Gradually i came to an understanding that garment ideally reflects internal or external real or abstract psycho-emotional or intellectual narratives about humanity. Everything we wear or create is a type of media that reveals telltale details about our personalities. The black dress was my response to that question, my attitude to fashion. Using leather was conceived as representation of the second skin' some kind of material extension of sculptured goddesses as well as biblical and mythological archetypes seen through my lens… I believe it was a groundbreaking moment in my career. In 2007 I created a molded sculptural dress 'white angel'.

Concept design by Nino Chubinishvili a.k.a CHUBIKA
Sculpture by Vakhtang Botchotishvili
Molded leather by Irakli Botchorishvili
Photo: Marika Asatiani; Guram Tsibakhashvili; Gregory Rejini
Tbilisi, Georgia 2005

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