MORTA NAKAITE is a V i l n i u s based conceptual womenswear designer who brings pure, p o e t i c and silent feeling to her work.
Calm, soft, sculptural silhouettes are paired with an untraditional search of texture in an attempt to attain a feeling of softness, clear forms that aspire a timeless quality.
Her work may seem visionary at a first glance but if you l o o k at it carefully, they are infused with fragments of Vilnius, nostalgic memories and echoes from the p a s t.
Morta’s fashion collections have been the highlight of the Vilnius Fashion Week ‘Mados infekcija’ for the past six years.
She was also selected among 16 best emerging designers from all over the world to showcase her work in London Fashion Week.
Morta describes her design philosophy as interdisciplinary dive into an intuitive and creative process which allows her to communicate what hardly can be described by words and finds meaning in s i l e n c e.
T H E A T R E A N D P E R F O M I N G A R T S
Theatre play “THE METAMORPHOSIS. Based on the work of Franz Kafka” costume designer (director Oliver Frljić), Lithuanian National Drama Theatre, Vilnius, 2023
Dance performance “She Dreamt of Being Washed Away To the Coast” costume designer (aut. Lukas Karvelis), Internationales Solo Tanz Theater Festival, Stuttgart, 2023
Contemporary dance performance “I Slave: contemporary love story” costume and set designer (aut. Agnietė Lisičkinaitė & Greta Grinevičiūtė), Be Company, Arts Printing House, Vilnius, 2022
Performance “The Urban Tale of a Hippo” costume designer (prod. Operomanija, coprod. ensemble „Synaesthesis“), Smoke Factory, Vilnius, 2022
“Natural Science” music film costume designer (aut. Lora Kmieliauskaitė, Kristijonas Dirsė), Broom Films, 2022
“Ambulance on Fire” performance set and costume designer, contemporary music festival "Jauna Muzika", Arts Printing House, 2021
Dance action “Hands Up” set and costume designer (aut. Agnietė Lisičkinaitė), festival "New Baltic Dance", galerry "Tsekh", 2021
Contemporary dance performance “VONIA” costume designer (aut. Greta Grinevičiūtė, Sigita Juraškaitė, Agnietė Lisičkinaitė), Arts Printing House, 2021
Atmospheric video "BLUE" creative director and designer (director Kristijonas Dirsė), festival “Design week”, Vilnius, 2020
Silent picture movie “WHY DOES THIS APPEAR” costume designer (director Kristijonas Dirsė), festival “Gaida”, Vilnius, 2020
Performance “security | freedom” costume designer (aut. Dominykas Digimas), festival “Muzika erdvėje ’19: stereotipai”, 2019
Theatre play "Boiling temperature 5425" costume designer (director Giedrė Kriaučionytė - Vosylienė), Lithuanian National Drama Theatre, 2019
Performance “This Order Goes Wrong” costume designer (aut. Dominykas Digimas, Kristijonas Dirsė, Lora Kmieliauskaitė), Arts Printing House, 2018
E X H I B I T I O N S
Personal exposition “Pure Cases”, Marija and Jurgis Šlapeliai House-Museum, Vilnius 2021
Participant at group Lithuanian design exhibition “Design Documentary”, National Museum of Applied Arts and Design, Vilnius 2021
Personal exposition "In Oscillation" at the National Museum of Applied Arts and Design, Vilnius, 2020
Participant at group Lithuanian design exhibition ,,A House Full of Creativity“, gallery “designforumWien”, Vienna, 2020
Participant at group exhibition “Meno celės”, exhibition halls “Titanikas”, 2019
Personal exhibition “In Oscillation”, at Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center, 2019
Personal exposition at the International Fashion Showcase "Brave New Worlds", London Fashion Week, 2019
Participant at group exhibition “CREMO”, VAA exposition space “Krematoriumas”, 2019
Participant at “VIII Lithuania Textile Art Exhibition (Re)Create”, gallery “Arka”, 2018
Personal exhibition “The conversation That Never Happened” at gallery “Artifex”, 2018
Experimental collection expo at Vilnius Design week , 2015