Tamara Barnoff who was born in Georgia has been surrounded by fashion for as long as she can remember. She has been sewing since she was 6 years old, first for her dolls and then for herself, so it is obvious she studied fashion design and painting in Tbilisi State Academy of Art. In 2004 Tamara made a permanent move to Budapest (LUCKILY) where she launched her own fashion brand: Barnoff.
When I asked her what kind of clothes she designs, she laughed, and said “all sorts.. Tamara sorts, Barnoff style…always different.” Tamara’s design philosophy is discovering simplicity in chaos. She has the capability to design useful pieces which are elegant & casual at the same time. Tamara is a funny, loving person; you can feel it on her pieces as well. Barnoff is like a dreamland for women where every dress can be comfortably worn in every occasion.
The icing on the cake is that Tamara is the mother of Sophie Magalishvili, in my opinion a very talented artist/painter. So if you check out the collection you will discover some really cool pieces designed in collaboration with Sophie.
Good news is that the 2nd Barnoff brand store will be open soon in Budapest (there is already one in Hévíz – Rákóczi u. 16.), but until then if you are in Budapest seeking for a special piece, believe me, it is worth to visit Tamara and her adorable and happy team at their Showroom.