Geometric forms and spatial design // NUBU fall/winter 2015
The FW15 collection of NUBU was inspired by Vera Molnár’s tetragonal constructions; fabrics, forms and colors all evoke the painter’s works.
The determining pieces are made of textiles that are woven spatially checkered, are quilted in squares, or printed with expressionist patterns; while the impression of graphic drawings are visualized by fringed surfaces. The geometry of the square appears in cuts, the form of pockets and collars, in plies, and the forms of bags; belts are crossed under the wide plies, and the fur coats are constructed of square pieces. In addition to plies, ribbon appliqués make pieces look more spatial.
Besides the usual black, off-white, beige and grey, the determining colors of the collection are red, dark mauve and blue.
"In addition to contemporary art, the basic inspiration are fabrics each season," say the designers. "We design with textiles in mind, we see immediately what they can be turned into, what they are suitable for, in order to create wearable pieces that strengthen personalities and carry the characteristics of NUBU. When designing, intuition is the most important thing."
Designers put an emphasis on coats again; besides different styles and fabrics the collection includes fur and leather pieces this season as well. The extraordinary details that characterize the brand, like two-functional, reversible shearling coats, hand knit details combined with silk make the collection truly unique; while plexiglass appliqués, straps made of industrial ropes, matte chains appear on clothes as well as on bags.