Kofta ‘Hug’

Konstantin Kofta 'Hug' collection book praying hands black leather clutch. Dark style, gothic, indepenent designer, lookbookKonstantin Kofta 'Hug' collection black leather scoliosis backpack bag twisted spine human anatomy. Dark style, gothic, indepenent designer, lookbookKonstantin Kofta 'Hug' collection ripped torn black leather boots, distressed. Dark style, gothic, indepenent designer, lookbookKonstantin Kofta 'Hug' collection hug hands human anatomy backpack bag. Dark style, gothic, indepenent designer, lookbook

I came across the first image on tumblr a little while ago, and it left me completely speechless. The eerie feel of the photography and styling, those muted colours, the stark contrast between the models porcelain skin & the layered blacks that surround & envelope her, the images took my breath away & are the perfect backdrop to showcase what a beautiful work of art the clutch is. I searched for hours to find out whom it’s maker was, and was blown away when I came across Kofta‘s website & the rest of his stunning pieces.

I’ve always been obsessed with anatomy, the body is such a beautifully designed machine and I love when little hints of this are used in design. Though here it is more of an obvious reference, I think the black leather makes it rather subtle and I love the surrealism of the pieces too. They are pieces that are, at once, both understated & yet attention grabbing. I couldn’t get the hands clutch out of my mind when I first saw it, it haunted me & I longed to have it. I’m not so sure now, as I think the ‘scoliosis’ backpack is possibly even more beautiful, though I would also kill for the torn leather boots & the wonderful ‘hand’ backpack too.

I had a tough time selecting just a few images to showcase here, as every single one of the 24 piece collection is incredible, but you can view the rest of the lookbook & the other pieces here, you won’t be disappointed. Select pieces of the collection are available through Vertice & ODD.

‘We know nothing other than that which we can see and feel… Spirit does not have form, but some forms can have spirit’

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  1. Posted 02.09.2013 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    Wow those are amazing pieces! So dark and edgy! I love that! Especially the first item, it’s a bag, right?


  2. Posted 03.09.2013 at 1:44 am | Permalink

    you find the best designers steph! obsessed a little with those boots – the backpack is amazing as an art piece. i have to check out the rest ;)

  3. Posted 03.09.2013 at 5:36 am | Permalink

    Great collection, I love the name ‘Kofta-hug’! Do you know what is the meaning of Kofta?

  4. Posted 03.09.2013 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    You always find such interesting brands and collections! These designs are so clever, I like the hand clutch especially xxx

  5. Posted 03.09.2013 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Hi sweety, thanks for sharing your fashion verdict with me on my last post :) Wow, this is truly unique, slightly eerie but definitely inventive!

  6. Posted 03.09.2013 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    wow these photos are so bizarre.. but in a good way!:) ♥


  7. Posted 03.09.2013 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    Wow – the images are really striking, moody and a little creepy – but in a fascinating way! I can see immediately see why you were so drawn to the photos!

  8. Posted 04.09.2013 at 12:45 am | Permalink

    Wow, I love unusual designers like this! I can see you wearing everything. I would also LOVE those boots…If only we were rich girls. ;)

  9. Posted 04.09.2013 at 2:58 am | Permalink

    I really love the way you describe artworks and fashion! the accessories are just incredible but your words make them even more amazing. I love how delicate and subtle the anatomical elements pop out on the flat black surface- the backpack is definitely incredible. I wish I could have everything! :)

  10. Posted 04.09.2013 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    Those booooooots!!

  11. Posted 04.09.2013 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    Interesting back pack, I am looking for one in black and leather. Will keep this in mind x
    PS love the hat in your instagram it is def a keeper xx

  12. Posted 04.09.2013 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    I am such a fan of all you discoveries! This one is no exception ;)


  13. Posted 05.09.2013 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    Oh man, such an interesting collection!

  14. Posted 05.09.2013 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    Being home alone, now was not the time to look at this. spine tingling

    x Pixelhazard | Bright Green Laces |

  15. Posted 05.09.2013 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    WOW! These are such amazing pictures, they look so mysterious. Great inspiration for my upcoming school project :)

  16. Posted 06.09.2013 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    Well, this is incredibly special. Hauntingly beautiful, I’m a bit taken by the last image with the hand on the shoulder .. brilliant! Just checked out their site as well … I love it! /Madison :)

  17. Posted 07.09.2013 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    awesome post darling!!


  18. Posted 10.09.2013 at 5:15 am | Permalink

    Gah this exists! That spinal cord backpack is a thing of beauty! I hate backpacks but could definitely have this in my life, even as a display rather than using sartorially. And those boots – I’d definitely wear those sexy ladies round!

    THANK YOU for the FYI

  19. Sir_Tietjens
    Posted 23.10.2013 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    These pieces are amazing!

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