In Private – Aleksandre Akhalkatsishvili

by Mary Bitchashvili

Aleksandre Akhalkatsisvhili is a Georgian designer, currently working for MATERIEL and running his own brand since 2018. His polished collections are defined by minimalist silhouettes, clean lines and a delicate balance of masculine and feminine elements. We want you to know small details from his daily life that define him as a person. So let’s start the table game with our table-talk cards! 

TABLE-TALK WITH BUYERS

What are your remaining ambitions?
The thing is, it’s great to have dreams, but don’t let them stay that way. You must do things to reach any goal you set for yourself. I prefer to have goals, for example I want my brand to be sold at famous online shops. Dreaming is to want some superpower but do nothing for it.

Timeless principles of today’s fashion.
Character, priorities, attitude and thinking about the results. I am always dissatisfied and try to avoid repeating the mistakes in present and future. Also, most important is to create a positive attitude towards my coworkers, that will transform your everyday experience.

What has the greatest positive impact on your life?
Taking care of my plants. I have: Bonsai, 4 species of Ficus, Swiss cheese plant and Dracaena.

What – generally in your life – are avoiding?

Toxic people and endless calls/messages/notifications.

Can you complete this sentence? “If someone truly knew me, they would

Stop any form of communication when I’m tired.

My friends also know, that my mind is constantly racing with different thoughts and ideas. My zodiac sign is Gemini.

I start every morning asking myself “Tea or coffee?”, but I always drink coffee. I always have two opposite opinions.

 

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If you were braver, what would you be doing with your life?
I would be more famous than I am now. To tell the truth, I live like a fugitive and I like this condition.

How do you tend to react when you are stressed?
During daytime uncontrollable yelling  and in the evening nervous laugher.

If you had a write a book, what would it be about?
I would write a story of my life. From my very first career steps till now.


Your daily routine
It’s funny but after my morning routine, I refill my steam iron with water.

You go to Paris to display your collection in your showroom. Tell us your favorite places.
I don’t remember the name of the organic cafe, which is near my showroom. I eat goat cheese salad there. Dinning room of Café Citron in Paris, which is filled with  terracotta pots, simple wooden furniture, and lemon trees.

What is most valuable thing you owe?
My friend got me a Kokeshi doll as a birthday present. This is a Japanese handmade wooden doll. It’s valuable to me, because reminds me of my very first collection. I remember white Kokeshi dolls in Maison Martin Margiela store. It was very beautiful.

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 QUICK FIRE

Your shopping spots
I love vintage stores. Last favorite find is Celine sunglasses which I bought in Paris.
Your playlist
I love ambient music. Soundtrack of my previous shows was Aphex Twin – Cliffs and final Xavier Dolan – Tom a la ferme
Favorite dishes
Georgian cuisine is my favorite
Travel guide
I would recommend everyone to travel in Georgia, there are so many hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in this dramatic mountain scenery. Every time I find myself overworked and stressed, I go to Kvareli Lake resort.

What is in your bag?

1.  SHISEIDO MEN – Moisturizing Emulsion
2.LUSH – Vanishing Cream
3.HELLO NATURE – Body Milk
4.BEARD.GE – Moroccan Argan, Beard Oil
5.NUXE – Lip Balm
6.PETITFEE – Hydro Gel

YOUR MUST-HAVES AT HOME

1. & OTHER STORIES – Body Wash, Hand Soap
2. I love candles, my favorite: OLIVE , AMBER

PERFUME

1. ESENCIA LOEWE
2. D.S & DURGA – BOWMAKERS
3. TOM FORD – OUD WOOD INTENSE
4.MONTALE PARIS – AROMATIC LIME