If you have ever been in the market for a unique bag that will get everyone's attention, and definitely in the good way, Kofta is a label you need to see. We've seen quite a fair amount of amazing designers coming from the Ukraine lately, such as NDI and DZHUS, and you can count Kofta among the best. The label has put out some impressive collections, each with unique, individual concepts and stunning design techniques. Kofta bags use innovative technologies for shaping and sculpting leather, including 3D printing, which were created by designer and artist Konstantin Kofta. Each collection presents itself as a form of art installation. Kofta even uses unique scents to create an additional layer of experience to the pieces.
The latest collection for Autumn Winter 2016, entitled Drama, was presented during Paris Fashion Week. Drama reflects the designers ongoing contemplation of the structures of nature. Konstantin Kofta is trying to understand how natural forms and curves are applicable to manmade architecture and then transfers his thoughts to his design, creating beautiful sculptural bags. For the Drama collection, this contemplation moved him towards baroque architecture where regular forms gave way to curves, dramatic shapes and opulent decoration.
Having had the chance to experience these bags firsthand, the Drama collection is truly something special. The way the leather has been worked to create these wearable pieces of artwork is something as yet unseen in the fashion industry. The leather is supple, yet rigid. The bags are functional yet statement pieces. Every collection has been a departure from the last, with innovation being the common thread that holds them together. We cannot wait to see what comes after Drama.
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