‘No food or toilet & forced to change tampons in public:’ Models rage at Georgian Fashion Week claiming horror working circumstances


Models working at Fashion Week Tbilisi have taken to social media to specific anger over their remedy by the organizers, saying they had been accommodated in a constructing with no bathroom, and had been left with out meals or transportation.

The occasion, sponsored by German vehicle big Mercedes Benz, is scheduled to happen between May 6 and May 9, however the fashions are already within the Georgian capital for photoshoots and coaching for his or her appearances on the runway. The organizers have promised a spectacular present, that includes the latest collections from Georgia’s high style designers.

However, the women insist that issues aren’t that glamorous backstage, with a number of of them taking to social media with complaints about living circumstances at what is meant to be the primary occasion within the nation’s style calendar.

“I’m tired of being treated like a piece of s**t,” one among Fashion Week Tbilisi’s fashions, Tako Natsvlishvili, wrote on her Instagram web page on Sunday.

“Long story short, we had no place to sit comfortably, no toilet in the same building… no transportation, NO FOOD,” she claimed.

Revealing some extra intimate particulars, Natsvlishvili mentioned that the shortage a WC had pressured a few of her feminine colleagues to “change tampons on the staircase.”

Being left with out transport additionally turned a serious headache for the fashions attributable to Covid-19 restrictions. A curfew begins in Tbilisi at 9pm, which means that public transport and taxis cease working, however the ladies are nonetheless being requested to work late, she mentioned.

“I won’t even start about our salaries, which are ridiculous compared to what we have to go through,” Natsvlishvili continued.

According to the mannequin, the organizers are refusing to take any accountability for the issues, and are as a substitute making an attempt laborious to maintain information of them from rising.

One of the women, who was additionally essential of how the occasion is being managed, acquired her Instagram web page reported and blocked, Natsvlishvili claimed.

The organizers have but to answer the accusations voiced by the fashions they’ve employed.

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Fashion Week Tbilisi was first staged in 2009 and has by no means confronted allegations of mistreating fashions. This 12 months’s present is being held on-line because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has seen greater than 1,000,000 infections reported in Georgia, together with almost 20,000 deaths. Foreign patrons won’t be touring to Tbilisi this 12 months, however might be supplied a dwell broadcast of style shows from the Georgian capital.

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