Photo: Monika Penkute for MOTERIS magazine
V i l n i u s based conceptual womenswear designer Morta Nakaite 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 four years, she was also selected among 16 best emerging designers from all over the world to showcase her work in London Fashion Week.
She 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.
THEATRE AND PERFORMING ARTS
Silent picture movie “WHY DOES THIS APPEAR” costume designer (director Kristijonas Dirsė), 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
Theater and cinema play “The Story of the Panda Bears Told by a Saxophonist...” costume designer (director Laura Kazbaraitė), Russian Drama Theatre of Lithuania, 2018
Musical “Sweet Charity” costume designer (director Ramūnas Cicėnas), Youth Musical Theatre, 2017
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
2017 – 2019 Vilnius Academy of Art: Textile Art and Design (Master degree)
2018 – 2019 London College of Fashion: Fashion Business Development Programme
2018 – 2018 Creative and business residencies in London College of Fashion and Somerset House, London
2018 Intensive footwear design course at “The Parachute Collective” and “I Can Make Shoes” studios, London
2017 – 2018 Karalius Mindaugas Vocational Training Centre: Orthopedic footwear producer
2016 Masterclass at International Fashion and Costume Design School of Warshaw, MSKPU, prof. Alberto Campagnolo
2009 – 2016 Vilnius University of Applied Science’s: Apparel design (Bachelor degree)
2011 Film directing course at “Skalvija” (lector Lina Lužyte)
2010 – 2011 University of Art and Design Cluj–Napoca, Romania: Fashion design
2009 Film directing course at “Skalvija” (lector Ramunė Čekuolytė)
2005 – 2008 Justinas Vienožinskis Art School
2005 – 2009 Contemporary School Center: High School diploma degree
1997 – 2005 National M. K. Čiurlionis Art School, speciality: grand piano performer