The past three years of fashion have been about broadening the definition of luxury (see: streetwear, sneakers). And in many ways, we have Demna Gvasalia to thank for that.
The Georgian designer has quietly revolutionized how we think about fashion, garnering industry praise and commercial success alike. (You know you’ve made it when your products are so ubiquitous they get name-dropped in Cardi B’s number one single.)
A little about Gvasalia: He grew up in Georgia, on the coast of the Black Sea. He graduated from Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts, the third-best undergraduate fashion program in the world which counts designers Kris van Assche (Dior Homme and Berluti), Dries van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, and Martin Margiela among its alumni. Gvasalia would go on to cut his teeth at Maison Martin Margiela and Louis Vuitton.