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BEssARION is the new European fashion brand representing intellectual Haute Couture fashion. The rich history of Georgia, its beautiful nature and architecture fostered Bessarion’s taste and sense of colour. At 10 he went to the Arts School named after Niko Pirosmani and, after graduation, was enrolled into the Academy of Fine Arts, sitting only two exams instead of six. 1997 may be called the starting point of Bessarion’s career when he was awarded with the Grand Prix at the International Competition of the avant-garde fashion AMA. English painter and sculptor Andrew Logan, presenting the award, invited Bessarion to a joint exhibition in London. In 1999 the young designer won the first prize at the competition Russian Silhouette and was awarded with the opportunity to take an internship at the Vyacheslav Zaitsev Fashion House.

Designer finds inspiration in music of Daina Krall, books by Oscar Wilde, films of Wong Kar Wai and Sergei Paradjanov and Van Gogh’s art. The endless variety of nature’s beauty is another inspiration for designer. Bessarion aspires to embody in fabrics nature’s colours and shapes, always being in search ofinnovations.