Arxi SS16 Collection by Kofta
Baroque architecture inspiration where regular designs gave way to curves, dramatic shapes and decoration were transferred to sculptural leather Kofta pieces to evoke sensual delight.
For Kofta, the curves, botanical decorations, and spirals are seen in Baroque architecture are a dramatic opposite of the straight lines and regular forms that a building otherwise has. Kofta is transforming architectural elements into wearable objects.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The main thing that makes Kofta design different from any other design is the technology of creation Kofta bags in combination with baroque architecture inspiration. This technology gives opportunity to the design to reflect details of sculpture nature on a leather. Kofta bags is more art than fashion.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Every bag and backpack it is more than bag, it is art object with its own mood. While it is more art it's still useful, every bag has pockets inside for ipad/laptop.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Spring-Summer 16 Collection, was first exhibited in Paris in October 2015 as a part of Void Showroom
2015 Both showroom Shanghai, China
2015 MSPECTER presentation and performance, Xiamen, China
2016 Alta Roma " Body for the dress'' installation, Roma, Italy
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
All of the bags and accessories in this collection were made by pressing fine leather onto special hand-made sculptural frames that are made in-house and one-by-one by a dedicated sculptor. Once the leather is pressed on them, it is in turn painted over with a custom-made grey paint and finished with different kinds of wax to give the impression of concrete or plaster. Materials: horse/lamb/cow leather atop; suede leather inside; wood/plastic for the form.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Dimensions of the backpacks numbered according to the look book:
05SS16: W300-D75-H410 mm
08SS16: W200-D140-H480 mm
07SS16: W250-D120-H560 mm
04SS16: W280-D75-H370 mm
09SS16: W200-D140-H500 mm
12SS16: W210-D40-H300 mm
10SS16: W240-D50-D260-H430 mm
fashion, art, fine leather, bags, kofta, accesories, baroque, shape
The first research part for ARXI collection was the survey for the idea and the mood for the collection. Konstantin looking for a theme for the collection, it was the objective and find it in baroque style. Next step it was looking for proper shapes and forms. Next step it was looking for textures of different mood things. The last step it was looking for proper colour.
The second part is about combination all parts in the previous survey into the complete product with KOFTA style and esthetic.
The third part is to create the ergonomic shape together with our sculptor.
As a core and the primal part of the design process, the research on baroque architectural forms was held. The first phase of research was a creation of a mood board based on architecture shapes and inspired by natural forms. Thus, the theme of Baroque architecture was chosen. After the designer gathered images of around 50 shapes and elements of baroque architecture details and ornaments. The second phase of research was focused on narrowing the selection of shapes to leave only those that could be technically adapted to backpacks and proportions of the human body. The next step was to select proper materials that can reflect the idea entirely, which means getting proper colors and textures of the leather.
TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Design and CEO - Konstantin Rybak, Executive manager - Maria Pavlyk and
Photographer Tetiana Kudryk, Arxi, 2015.
Copyrights belong to Konstantin Rybak, 2015