O M T U R A - AVANT GARDE LEATHER BAGS
The crafting of leather objects is an underrated artistry, one that designer, Anton Edelshtein, of OMTURA, employs seamlessly to blur the space between body and accessory, turning bags into true extensions of people. Using inspirations from varying sources, particularly the spiritual source of shamanism and more contemporary sources of urbanism and futurism, Edelshtein has found himself with a characteristic style of industrialistic minimalism that focuses intently on the craftsmanship of each individual piece.
Intent on creating pieces that re-characterise accessories and how they are perceived as secondary to clothing, Edelshtein uses fine leathers and metalwork to construct bags of unparalleled dimensions, rendered complete with complex ornamentations. With a strong focus on the finer details, Edelshtein ensures that every bag finds itself maintaining a crisp silhouette, a glossy shine, and the tasteful impenetrability of armour.
Each bag, although similar to each other, is unique in their craftsmanship, while their functionality is unmatched with generous adornments of pockets and zippers. Where functionality for most handbags is compromised for aesthetics, Edelshtein ensures that this is not the case with his label. The inventive usage of leather harnesses as both embellishments and practical straps for the backpacks adds a conceptual twist to the aesthetic of the collection. In maintaining an industrial look, a level of rough minimalistic intricacy can be added to any outfit with OMTURA’s signature bags. Edelshtein’s capabilities as a designer enables him to create with an exceptional level of complexity and detail. The collection will be available at unconventional late December 2016
Omtura continues it's evolution for this latest collection by adding new styles and vibrant colours adding a new dimension to the existing rough-minimalistic aesthetic. This campaign is a glimpse into the future of this progressive label, reflecting the feeling of sinking into the depth of human nature, synchronising it's emptiness with the frozen reality surrounding us all.