Konstantin Kofta’s edgy and artistically expressive mind has helped him to form an identity within both the designer and art communities. His interest in the portrayal of emotion and the manner in which he contorts fabric, establishes him as a skilful fashion innovator.
With regards to the setting and the titles of your collections, what inspired you to add a narrative in this way to your designs?
There is always a story about what we do in this life, right? Even if you feel like you act spontaneously, there are always some hidden motives and a certain perception behind your acting. It’s subconscious movement but it’s coming from previous experience and this experience always has a story. So do I.
Many of your products involve and incorporate elements of the body, narrating the structure of the human form? What made you decide to include the human form- eg. Spines etc as part of your work?
I create what inspires me. Human body is one of the subjects. Each collection refers to the mood I have during that time. The last one features more pastel, warm colours and it connects with a specific story which inspired me then. All is in the constant change.
Emotion. It’s all about emotion, about some stages I’m passing through my life.
Lots of your products focus on form and shape, represented in a dark manner. Have you considered making more ‘lighthearted’ and bright/colourful designs? Or do you think your deep designs are what you will always be associated with?
As I stated before all is in a constant change. I don’t know what I will do next, I just feel and act depending on the moment. There is only now, what is going to be in the future, I really don’t know. I let life to surprise me. This flow feels wonderful.
There are many secrets I invented in my works. Let them remain (laughs).
The lines between art and fashion are quite blurred when it comes to your work. Would you class yourself as an artist or designer? Or both?
I guess both. I don’t rely to any classification but I know I do art with a thought that people would be comfortable to use it.
If you had to chose a favourite collection of yours, which would it be and why?
My favourite is usually the one that comes last. As with each collection I further develop my skills while letting my spirit grow.