Undoubtedly, Patuna is one of the most celebrated designers in luxury fashion for her everlasting passion for art and dedication to creativity.
This talented designer started her career out of true love for her talents and skill, as she passionately wants to share her creations to the world. Her work has been displayed in various parts of the world winning the envious hearts of women that are looking to own Patuna's designs. Her collections offer a range of Prêt-à-Porter and Haute Couture.
A frequent work of beads, crystals, Swarovski and precious stones can be seen in her ‘signature’ items. Patuna's designs frequently take their inspiration from an age of elegance – reflecting 1950’s tailoring and silhouettes. She believes in creating designs that complement and enhance the feminine form. She likes to use sumptuous, flowing fabrics combined with a sophisticated approach to draping.
A naturalized American and original native of Georgia, Patuna spent her childhood studying and performing ballet, acting, folkloric dance, classical piano, painting, and pantomime. As a teenager, she served as host of two nationally broadcast TV programs in Georgia. At age 16, she entered the Tbilisi State Institute to study gynecology, and later switched her field of study to dentistry, graduating top of her class as a doctor of dental surgery. In 2008, Patuna made a career change from dentistry to her real passion; fashion. She is currently the owner and director of Patuna Fashion House.
In recent years, Patuna studied sketching with a professional tutor on anatomy, dress/shoe design and portraiture, and earned a degree in fashion merchandising and design, Sewing/dressmaking and cosmetology/aesthetics. Patuna uses her own technique she developed of applying Swarovski crystals to her designs.
Patuna designed a line of baby clothes, which was presented in a nationally televised fashion show, as well as swimsuits for all contestants in the famous "Elite Model Look" competition.
She designed the cocktail dress worn by Miss Georgia in the Miss World 2009 pageant held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Patuna was a judge in the Miss Georgia 2009 pageant, and designed the swimsuits worn by the contestants.
She served as costume designer for a major motion picture in Tbilisi, and made an appearance in the movie as an actress playing a Georgian designer.
December 2010, Patuna was honored as Georgian National Television's "Extraordinary Guest of the Year", and was named one of the Georgia's top 20 successful women in a nationally televised event.