A brand you must know about! Forms by Anastasia Komarova gives you a sense of the importance of a little surface detailing. Architectural aesthetics translates into to something wearable, simplifying complex ideas and taking a great care for textures and volumes.
As we’ve mentioned before, New York City is really a natural incubator with entrepreneurs from diverse industries and coming from different parts of the globe! We’ve interviewed some, if you want to check them out!
I recently learned more about the talented Anastasia Komarova and her unique and carefully crafted work.
This was our first contact:
“…I went to read further and was touched by your story. As an immigrant itself (I came to NYC in 2016 from Russia) I sincerely understand your feelings and passion. I think it is absolutely great that you have that project. It helps people who just beginning to explore the city as well as one who lives here an entire life. Insider interviews with creative people having a great contribution to the image of the city too.”
And from this message, we started talking and I was impressed with her work and her talent!
So, take a look below at the short interview we did with her and read about her impressive story:
Tell me about you and your background.
I received a Masters from the Moscow Architectural Institute, a scion of the famed Vkhutemas school, which was instrumental in the Russian avant-garde and constructivist movements of the early 20th century. We had a great course of sculpture and painting that helps me a lot for my future projects.
It also helped me develop the sense of proportion and details not only from the technical drawings and constant travels, but from the eye observation while I was working on furniture design.
How did you ended up in our beautiful New York City?
New York was never a dream for me while I was living in Russia. I traveled a lot and was fascinated with the Asian ancient culture.
The first time I came to the NYC was because my best friend needed an emotional support at that time. A week after being here, I fell in love with the atmosphere of the city and vowed to stay here.
What inspires you in your work and how is NYC’s architecture translated into your pieces?
New York City itself is my main inspiration. People, architecture and historic buildings, sounds…all work as a creative force while I am working on new designs. I have never aimed to reflect any particular architecture developed or created by myself or other architects.
I am just trying to reflect some fundamental things that architecture is based on. Furthermore, my favorite areas are Tribeca and Financial District. I like to feel the scale of architecture, observe the intricacy of the old facades.
What is the general style of the women/men that purchases your pieces?
Simply describing it is a smart fashion. People who are inspired by art, curious and enthusiastic I think will find my work compelling.
Tell me about your collections.
Forms gives you a sense of the importance of a little surface detailing. Architectural aesthetics translates into to something wearable, simplifying complex ideas and taking a great care for textures and volumes. Accessories, with their pronounced shapes and sharp lines, invite you to touch them and feel their exceptional structure.
What is the biggest challenge for a startup in NYC?
Biggest challenge for me was setting up, finding the studio. People in NY are generally open for discussion and new ventures in the same way they can be easily distracted by overwhelming number of exiting events. So, that “toughed” me to be more social sensitive and patient.
Where can people find FORMS?
What would you say for those that aspire to start their own brand?
Most importantly is “do what you love”. All the rest will be accumulated around you driven by your passion.
Thank you Anastasia for sharing your exciting journey! We’re excited to follow your work and see where New York City will take you!
Photo Credits: Courtesy of Forms
*Last Update on March/2020.*