Monday, 4 April 2011

architected Forms and textures

Anastasiya Komarova is a young architect from Kaliningrad,
Russia, graduated from Moscow Architectural Institute
last year who worked on residential and public buildings
before toying with the idea of creating her own leather
accessories collection.

Skillfully transferring her architectural expertise and sensibility
to fashion accessories, she established her own brand “Forms”
realizing a set of unique and original accessories with 
a linear silhouette.

Inspired by the architecture works of Anish Kapoor of whom
she admires the study of the interaction between an object
and its surroundings and the Japanese aesthetics of Tadao
Ando with his “laconic manner and rhythm”, Anastasiya's
creations bear a truly unique overtone as well a 
strong emotional appeal.

Her first fashion collection shows soft leather architectural
clutches with amazing 3-D motifs and collar-shaped leather
neckpieces in black and earthy tones reflecting the minimalistic
yet sculptural aesthetic of her design philosophy and 
the long experimentation with leather to create 
new forms and proportions.

”My style is experimental” she explained, “the underlying
concept is an endless study in plastic and proportions 

of objects” besides “I was interested in fashion since
I was a teenager” says Anastasiya who designs by hand 
the shape of every piece of accessory which is 
later on dyed with natural pigments.
”While working on the forms, I ponder over the visual 
and tactile perception of a human being trying to study 
and analyse the material object” she declares.

Anastasiya's neat, linear shapes with their different
textures ranging from layers, scales and crosses
to pyramid or ripple-shaped motifs make her conceptual
approach to fashion so avant-garde and voguish.
She's currently planning to widen her collection
including footwear in her typical architecture-inspired
style: she's clearly a gifted architect-designer-craftswoman
to watch closely.

style by Kseniya Berezovskaya photos by Danil Golovkin

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