NAT ATELIER: Constructionism
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February 4, 2017
By Marcellous L. Jones
Images Courtesy of Nat Atelier
Kiev, Ukraine – The Fall Winter 2017/18 edition of the Kiev Fashion Days is currently raging on in the capital city of the Ukraine. And though the country since three years has been now a hotbed of political intrigues and the unfortunate subject of destabilizing forces from outside forces, its fashion industry is determined to continue to grow in international importance. This leads us to Kiev event which one among several throughout the land to assist Ukrainian designers in their quest to find international prominence. And among its rising stars is the fashion house Nat Atelier.
Last night Nat Atelier debuted it latest collections for both men and women to a very appreciative audience. According to the house, “The collection is devoted to constructivism arisen in twenties and thirties of last century… It still remains one of the most progressive trend of the last twenty and thirty years. Its functionality and pure aesthetics are the main ideas of the collection.”
Artistic director Nazar Stakhniv, who was born in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, founded the house in London in 2015. An interior and architectural designer by both craft and study, he privileges simplicity, pure lines and geometrical forms. In fact one can see both circular and rectangular forms in nearly each piece presented in the both the men’s and womenswear line. The silhouettes are crafted for city dwellers who maintain and active lifestyle. They have been made in both natural and semi-natural fibers. And of course, the designer puts his pieces on a color palette of black, grey and dynamic red.
Nazar Stakhniv has been careful in use of proportions and in his shaping of the garments. They are not confining and therefore allow for a natural and unfettered sense of movement.