CONCEPTS & RESEARCH
Each project is different and tailored made and it starts with in-depth research and analysis. The concepts revolve around the briefs to offer new innovative and creative solutions, always considering the client and the product - consumer value.
In her own collections Katarina explores various themes and issues around human nature and behaviour, love, fear, lust, jealousy.. always inspired by current culture, arts,literature and powerful personal experiences, her curiosity and hunger for knowledge drives her to new places to discover some new aspects and points of view to transform into 3D and valuable and functional product, to create desire and emotional connection.
"THE SECRET LIVES" COLLECTION
Photographer: Olaf- Daniel Meyer
“As we adjust to different situations, behave differently
in various ways with various people, so the coat
becomes a reflection of our mode.”
“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it
tells you the less you know.”
"THE REASONS OF CHALLENGE" COLLECTION
Photographer: Justin Wu
“Pushing yourself harder is about overcoming your
limitations. But it’s also about being free...”
Photographer: Jasmine Boler
Inspired by authors Aldus Huxley’s “Brave New Word”,
Franz Kafka’s “Metamorphosis”, the surrealistic work of Jean Cocteau, contemporary music of Rosin Murphy and personal fragments, the designer’s vision was to capture the essence of a woman living in a parallel universe - torn between two worlds and influenced by their complex relationship with each other. The story is following the rules of reality and the present life expressed by the more structured pieces; fitted dresses, which zip up all the way at the back, with playful draped suggestions of the unknown, craving to escape this reality mode. Fitted jacket with strong lines hugging the silhuette. Leather harness panels incorporated in. contrasting the matt fabrics, strong lines and layers on shine surfaces.
The volumous coats, cut mostly in one piece, worn over the “the beautiful uniforms of reality” are taking over this heroine. these are finished with shawl pieces which have become part of the garments and create the illusion of lost shapes.
The choice of colour plays important role for this collection; Deep and rich tones of blue, green, purple and burgundy “overpower” this woman who keeps slipping into the surrealistic environment of her dreams and her own personality.
The slightly dark and twisted character was captured in strong imagery in Paris outdoor locations. Almost acting like a short film and showing references to David linch’s work with a hint of Alfred Hitchcock it manages to portray the innocent beauty of a woman, who keeps getting caught up in a dangerous world of unpredictable situations.