In the Coll.A.B collection Bodo’s Designs come to life, with the help of clothing and accessory designer Alina Oborska. The name, Coll.A.B takes the “A” from Alina and the “B” from Bodo, emphasising the collaborative nature of the project.
Combining Alina's experience with leather and textiles with Bodo’s innovative approach to design and materiality, they have developed a timeless capsule collection.
Alina Oborska, originally from Kyiv and currently based in Munich, having moved with her family, she continues to support the K’Alina studio team in Kyiv. Her work is characterised by an enthusiasm for contemporary forms and considered details. Alina's distinctive design for the pencil skirt reflects these values beautifully, and makes a fitting addition to the collection.
The fabric used in this collaboration is the iconic Boom Felt that Bodo Designed for the international textile brand nya nordiska. The original inspirations for this pattern are the geometric motifs of the Cubist movement. The recycled Boom fabric is also part of the world-renowned prestigious design collection at the Neue Sammlung in the Pinakothek der Moderne in Germany.
The dynamic patterns are highlighted by the clean lines of the “Aline bag” with the geometric appearance of both the bag and its fabric. Creating an aesthetic that is reminiscent of the Neo-geo conceptual art movement. The bags’ beautifully crafted leather trim provides a defined structure, which compliments the graphic lines of the fabric.
Ruth Gombert, CEO and founder of Sois Blessed, utilised her passion for connecting people, and instrumental in initiating the collaboration between Bodo and Alina. Bodo’s vision of creating a wrap coat and bag using his nya nordiska fabric comes to life through the support and expertise Ruth brought to the table.
Coll.A.B range comprises: Statement Coat, Pencil Skirt, the elegant Aline Bag and an oversized Shopper style bag. As with all of his projects, the collection utilises sustainable, luxurious materials. In this case using fine recycled Italian felt and artisanal calf leather. Each of the pieces in the collection are produced by hand with exquisite attention to detail. All of the designs share a modern, cohesive language in which the designs and the textile are both elevated. All of the designs are available in colour variations: Camel & Grey, and Terracotta & Grey; coat and skirt available in regular and loose size.