MORTA NAKAITĖ


Vilnius, Lithuania

 

Morta Nakaite, previously educated in fashion design at Vilnius University of Applied Sciences, now she is doing Master’s in Textile Art and Design at Vilnius Academy of Arts. Every year she presents a conceptual clothing and footwear collection at the Lithuanian fashion week ‘Mados Infekcija’. She also creates costumes for theatre and cinema and works as a stylist. 

A clothing item is made and designed using an intuitive working method which allows her to express that which is difficult to communicate through words. 
Using personal experiences and stories which are strongly connected to Vilnius, Morta’s home city and her personal developments, she is searching for a personal and unique relationship between art and design.

 

Photo: Gertruda Varnaite

 

 

 

 

 

Recent collections:

 

IN OSCILLATION

 

THE CONVERSATIONS THAT NEVER HAPPENED

 

EXPERIMENTAL COLLECTION ABOUT CLEAN DELICATE AND SENSITIVE STATE

 


 

CV

2018

Finalist at “International Fashion Showcase 2019”

 

Performance “This Order Goes Wrong” costume designer (aut. Dominykas Digimas, Kristijonas Dirsė, Lora Kmieliauskaitė)

 

Intensive footwear design course at 'The Parachute Collective' and 'ICMS', London (09.10 - 09.14)

 

Creative and business residencies in London College of Fashion and Somerset House (07.30 - 08.12)

 

Received grant from Lithunian council for culture

Participant at “VIII Lithuania Textile Art  Exhibition (Re)Create”

Theater and cinema play “The Story of the Panda Bears Told by a Saxophonist Who Has a Girlfriend in Frankfurt”  costume designer (director Laura Kazbaraitė) 

Personal exhibition “The conversation That Never Happened” at gallery “Artifex”

Presented collection 'In Oscillation' at 'Fashion Infection' (collaboration with Aida Einore)

2017
Costume designer for musical “Sweet Charity” (director Ramūnas Cicėnas)

Participated at symposium 'Ornamentation as the medium of creativity' (Septempber 1-10)

Presented collection 'The conversation that never happened' at 'Fashion Infection'

Attended branding workshop for fashion designers (May 12-14) (lectors: Victoria Diaz, Arnoldas Remeika, Snieguolė Kerpienė)

Received grant from Lithunian council for culture

2016
Laureate at 'Baltic Fashion and Textile Vilnius'

Masterclass at International Fashion and costume design school of Warshaw MSKPU, Prof. Alberto Campagnolo

Participated in 'Liepajas mode svetki' (Liepaja)

First prize at 'Young designer prize' in fashion

15min.lt Public prize at 'Young designer prize' in fashion

Participated in 'Mood-Perfmormance-Tants' MPT (Tartu)

Finalist at the International festival “Habitus Baltija” (Ryga), diploma ‘For the best collection during Habitus Baltija 2016’

Participated in “Fashion Infection”

2015
Winner at international contest “Injekcija”

Third prize at international contest “Virus Fashion” in contemporary art festival “Virus 

Experimental collection expo at Vilnius Design week

2013
Album cover design for ‚Re: Muzika, kuri gimė vakar“

2011
Costume designer for music video clip „SOLO ansamblis“ (director Živilė Mičiulytė) Costume designer for performance “Lisistrate” (director Ramūnas Cicėnas)

2010
Set designer for Šarūnas Nakas’ multimedia installation „100 istorijų: Nacionalinis muzikos legendų muziejus”

Education

2017 - 2019
Vilnius Academy of Art: Textile art and design (Master degree)

 

2018.06 - 2019.04

London College of Fashion: Fashion Business Development Programme


2017 - 2018
Karalius Mindaugas Vocational Training Centre : Orthopedic footwear producer

2009 - 2016
Vilnius University of Applied Science’s: Apparel design (Bachelor degree)

2010.10 - 2011.02
University of Art and Design Cluj–Napoca, Romania Fashion design

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

2011
Film directing course at “Skalvija” (lector Lina Lužyte)

2009
Film directing course at “Skalvija” (lector Ramunė Čekuolytė)


 

Recent projects :

Performance “This Order Goes Wrong” costume designer (aut. Dominykas Digimas, Kristijonas Dirsė, Lora Kmieliauskaitė)


 

Theater and cinema play “The Story of the Panda Bears Told by a Saxophonist Who Has a Girlfriend in Frankfurt”  costume designer (director Laura Kazbaraitė) 


 

Personal exhibition “The conversation That Never Happened” at gallery “Artifex”