Designers

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev graduation project addresses the attitude and emotions of Eastern Europeans desperate for some faith in a better future. His AMBIVALENCE collection explores Bulgarian orthodox religious vestments, which he translated into layered silhouettes. The traditional heritage reference is interfered by speedwear and motorcycle gear, creating a futuristic look. Prints feature sarcastic and despairing traditional expressions in a cheap advertising aesthetic. Worn-down advertising banners, street surroundings and motorcycle covers with their faded colours informed the collection’s ominous atmosphere as well as some volumes and cuts. In this dusty palette, iridescent and metallic materials are the sparkles that represent hope. “Important for me is that the viewer dives in this mood and understands the clothes on an emotional level.”

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev

Stefan Kartchev