Matériel by Tiko Paksashvili

It is always exciting to find innovative designers off the beaten track. Tiko Paksashvili from Tbilisi, Georgia, is such a designer. Currently working for fashion house Matériel, she created a pure, elegant Autumn/Winter 15/16 collection which radiates a warm, embracing aura. Tiko understands not only the limitations, but also the opportunities that lie in exploring the outline and volume of a silhouette. She skilfully cuts through these outlines by integrating multilayered textures and transparent elements into the outfits.

The colour palette is reduced to black, white and natural hues of grey, and there seems to be only one pattern: subtle window check. My personal favourites are the outfits which combine soft winterly padded clothes with transparent layers, creating their very own patterns just by combination.