Konstantin Kofta

Ukrainian Bag Art

"Natural forms and curves are applicable to human architectures," says bag artist Konstantin Kofta, who incorporates ornate baroque architecture in his line of backpacks, totes, and clutches. The Ukrainian designer revived the columns, busts, and other decoration of the dramatic period for spring and fall 2016, transferring them to sculpted leather — much like his unconventional recreations of skin, bones, and tar of seasons past.

Spring 2017 sees a foray into 3D printing, which Kofta seamlessly merges with his own unique and literal method of shaping leather. The collection, titled Fear, also takes an ominous turn, incorporating highly suggestive, militaristic shapes like gas masks and grenades. While open to interpretation, the new direction undeniably reflects the tensions between Ukraine and its much larger, more hostile neighbor.


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