Sunday, 25 May 2014

Kofta's platonic solids

It's quite hard to turn my thoughts to troubled Ukraine the day 
after the grisly murder of Italian independent photojournalist 
Andy Rocchelli, 30, who was covering today's presidential election 
for Cesura Lab so talking about fashion might seem out of place 
more than ever. Take it as a sign of hope and good will, besides, 
the pursuit of youthful creativity as life itself must necessarily go
on: here's another gifted Ukrainian designer, Konstantin Kofta
a former student of London's Central Saint Martins, 
who's focused on beauty and experimental design.

Based in Kiev, Kofta is a designer who thinks outside the box, 
he ”created his own label, Kofta, which combines seemingly 
contradictory elements outside the traditional canons of fashion 
industry...” his artistic statement reads, Konstantin ”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 acheive distinctions that add to 
person's lifestyle rather than just to the wardrobe.”

Kofta's latest collection as usual looks like a 3-D art installation:
called 'Platonic Solids', the AW 2014-15 avant-garde collection
explores sculptural shapes based on solid regular forms with
congruent faces. ”There are five perfect three-dimensional forms”
Kofta declares ”collectively these are known as the Platonic Solids
and they are the foundation of everything in the physical world.
Literally the entire Periodic Table of Elements is based on these
same five forms!”. Kofta devises bags and shoes using rough skin,
unusual shapes and unique scents ”to create a totally new vision of 
the attire as a whole. Kofta combines rural and urban perceptions
and embraces the unintentional and the unexpected, which 
provideinspiration fur current and future collections.”
A simple, geometric yet extremely significant look.

> all images from Kofta's website <

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