Styling: Kseniya Berezovskaya, photo by Danil Golovkin, Courtesy of Anastasiya Komarova
The idea to make use of architectural concepts in fashion is not a new one, but scarcely have we seen results that have the quality of the accessories of Russian designer Anastasiya Komarova. What makes Anastasiya’s creations unique is her capacity to translate architectural aesthetics to something really wearable, simplifying complex ideas and taking a great care of textures and volumes.
Her fashion accessories, with their pronounced shapes and sharp lines, invite you to touch them and feel their exceptional structure. Born in Kaliningrad, Russia, Anastasiya studied in Moscow Architectural Institute (MARHI), followed by a Master in Architecture in 2010, although she dedicated herself almost entirely to fashion design. Still, her education and work skills -more than 4 years of experience on both residential and public building- are imminent in her creations and her use of geometrics in order to create intriguing lines.
In February 2010 Anastasiya Komarova created her brand, called FORMS, offering a series of alternative accessories that caused a big sense-even Rosin Murphy is a fan. FORMS series, standing somewhere between vintage and futuristic, offer a wide range of designs, including leather clutches, neckpieces and armlets, all with an architectural touch. Anastasiya says about her work: ”I have never aimed to reflect any particular architecture developed or created by myself or other architects. I am just trying to reflect some fundamental things that architecture is based on. I really admire the laconic manner and unique aesthetics of some buildings and this is what I try to achieve in my accessories. It’s true that there are plenty of buildings around the world that inspires me a lot.”
As far as her aspirations, Anastasiya reveals: ”I try to think over the very meaning of the proportion and plasticity of an object and how an object interacts with the surrounding space. I aspire to create such objects which will be on the verge of art and fashion.” The result of her work, an elegant take on shape and structure, is more than rewarding. We at yatzer declare ourselves big admirers of her creations and were even thinking of publishing her work under the architecture section!
Thanks Yatzer for this source of inspiration.