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Curriculum vitae

Demna Gvasalia
Date of birth: 25.03.1981
Place of birth: Sokhumi, Georgia (ex-Soviet Union)

Address:
Vekestraat 17-19, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium

Velberterstrasse 1, 40227 Düsseldorf,
Germany

Contact:
+32 484 919 486
+49 176 255 54 020
gvasaliadima@hotmail.com

Education:
1986-1997 Primary and Secondary school in Tbilisi, Georgia
1997-2001 BA in International Economic Relations at Sokhumi
Branch of Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi Georgia
2002-2006 Fashion Department of Royal Academy of Fine
Arts in Antwerp, Belgium

Work experience:
2000-2001 Correspondent for the Weekly News Information
Programme at Channel One Georgian TV and Radio Broadcasting
Corporation
“Cock-A-Doodle-Do” commercial collection for Labels Inc. in Antwerp, Belgium
“Nukri & Natella” commercial collection for Labels Inc. in Antwerp, Belgium
“Fake” commercial collection for Labels Inc. in Antwerp, Belgium
Internship at Kim Jones, London, UK

Projects:
2004: Design, production and window display of three silouhettes for
SCABAL (Luxury Tailoring Menswear Company) in Brussels, Belgium
Design, production and photoshooting in New York (together with
SCABAL) for VISION FRAGMENTS calendar
Exhibition of Fashion Photography in collaboration with young artists
from Brussels during MODO BRUXELAE fashion week-end in Brussels, Belgium
“VITRINE ON PAPER”- window display presentation at Diesel Store in
Antwerp, Belgium
Design of one silhouette for press release for YKK fastening products
company, Antwerp- Amsterdam

Fashion & Awards:

2001 Fashion show of the first amateur collection of mixed women's and
men's wear in Tbilisi, Georgia
2001 First Prize at Berikoni Caucasian Fashion Festival in Tbilisi, Georgia
Christine Mathijs Prize (by Dries Van Noten) for the most passionate
menswear collection, SHOW 2004
Grand Prix, Collection of the Year at IT'S THREE International Talent
Support Contest in Trieste, Italy
Finalist of the “Weekend Le Vif” fashion festival in Brussels, Belgium
“Coccodrillo Prize” for the best shoe design, SHOW 2005 Antwerp, Belgium
Winner of IFF- Perfume Project Antwerp, Belgium

Languages:
Russian, Georgian, English, German, Dutch

Thanks to:
Spasibo to my beautiful mother , father and Guljuha for their loving support
and belief( ja was ljublju!), to Lydia for making my dreams come true, to all
of you who taught me love, Lenke i Robertu za ix ochag i beskonechnuju
drujbu,spasibo Kari I wsej bolshoj semje, to all of you my classmates (it was
a pleasure to share these four years with you), to Yvonne and all the teachers
at school, to everyone who has become a part of my life here in Antwerp and
last but not least to Peter for giving me so much more then just friendship.
I LOVE YOU ALL….