Nina Pancheva Kirkova
Is there a place for art in a world where utopian ideas are spread out across every aspect of society? Is it possible for art to survive in a context where nothing personal or independent is allowed? My project does not try to answer these questions, it only tells the stories of the people and places related to a utopia...
I decided I wanted to design for Summer/Spring Menswear, and I wanted to produce an exciting collection of prints which both drew from the past and the future. My aims were to be experimental with surfaces and colours and not to be held back by the stereotypical restricted view on design that menswear often holds.
As a designer I have a huge interest in structure and editorial design in graphic arts but I like to be approached with a challenge by my design briefs. I like to be interesting and that little bit different. I like experimenting with typography, creating my own typefaces and generally the experimentation of layout and grid structures.
As a photographer with a fine art background I really enjoy producing photographs that are very process driven and engage with my inner creative artist. This particular project highlighted the moment where I finally realised and embraced the kind of artist I really wanted to be.