Architecture that you wear

by Valentina Ieva
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Ukranian fashion designer Konstantin Kofta has just presented his latest collection of leather bags and clutches. His design approach was inspired by forms and imagery found in Baroque architecture.

Have you ever thought about weareble architectural details?

Kosta created his own label, Kofta, which combines seemingly contradictory elements outside the traditional canons of the fashion industry.

He combines rural and urban perceptions, and embraces the unintentional and unexpected, which provide inspiration for current and future collections.

Each collection appears as a form of art installation. Konstantin Kofta believes that the perfect is hidden in the sacramental places away from an ordinary vision littered by common standards.

Designer strives to fuse unusual components to achieve distinctions that add to person's lifestyle rather than just to the wardrobe.

He said about his work:

"I can say that my design is more art than fashion. I'm a perfectionist by nature, thus if the result doesn't seem satisfactory, I'll changed it as much as needed so it makes me pleased. It started with objectification of my worldview into things for myself. The first product created by me was a little clatch, sewed of leather, which I selected accurately. Then it didn't look like the image I had, that's why I deformed it with the help of water, temperature and mechanical impact until it was just the object I was carrying in my mind".

He outlined about the combination between rural and urban style:

 

"I was brought up face-to-face with nature, but I became who I am, living in a concrete forest of a big city. There's always a place in my heart for regularity and tranquility of a person who lives tête-à-tête with nature, while I learnt how to live in the city rhythm".

"Leather is a perfect material that creates by nature. it's the only sustainable material at this time which is capable of making my dreams come true. but I'm always open to new things".

To find out more of Kosta collections: 

kofta.com.ua

www.facebook.com/konstantin.kofta

www.instagram.com/konstantinkofta/

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    • Valentina Ieva

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      Bari / Italy

      Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al cuore di natura elettrica’!)