Lako Bukia was born in the city of Tbilisi, Georgia. She did her first BA at A. Kutateladze Tbilisi State Academy of Art, where she graduated with a BA in Fashion and Textiles Diploma. After graduation Lako went to London and did a second BA at the prestigious London College of Fashion specializing in Womenswear. Meanwhile, she started her own luxury label LAKO BUKIA, which has been shown at London Fashion Week for 4 seasons as well as various catwalks and showrooms in Paris, Berlin, Kiev. In 2012 Lako opened her boutique in Tbilisi, Georgia The same year Lako moved to New York to do a Master’s Degree at Parsons, The New School for Design. In the summer of 2014 she successfully graduated from the MFA and moved back to Georgia.
Lako Bukia is a unique label, made for women who want to express their individuality and stand out from the crowd. To achieve this for its clients the brand focuses on extravagant
shapes and also specializes in unique use of colors and fabrics mainly created by digital printing. Every collection has its conceptual identity for which Lako uses a different print derived from the designer’s photographs usually taken during her travels or while exploring her common surroundings. Fabrics are also usually sourced from several different countries. From three season now brand doesn’t work on leather anymore and has become animal friendly. This is why in the S/S 2021 collection main emphasize is put on the use of vegan leather as an alternative to the natural one, how beautifully this material can be worn.