Olga Fomina – Accessories Designer, Russia

Olga Fomina – Accessories Designer, Russia

August 19, 2019 0 By Bernardo Ryan


I’ve been designing bags for a long time, almost ten years. In the beginning I was more intrested in designing shoes, I even worked with an Italian shoe manufacturer. I gained a lot of experience there. Then I worked with several Russian mass-market brands, and developed bags and accessories for them. In my opinion, there are very little elite or middle segment brands in Russia, that make designer accessories. I wanted to create something of my own, but I didn’t know what I want to get in the end. The process of making bags and accessories, is a very intresting thing, and you never know what will inspire you. It can be absolutely anything! Architecture, fashion show of a famous designer, paintings. Lately I get inspiration from this little book I bought in Hong-Kong. It’s called “Folding Architecture”, and If I want to make some interesting shapes, there are lots of ideas here. I can take a paper and play, just look for forms, different shapes, unconventional solutions. It’s a very interestning process It’s off the beated track, and I like it. Also, I get inspired by colors, I really like to use colors. I mean, a color that can emphasize the shape, and express an interesting idea. This combination of colors I didn’t choose randomly. When I made this collection, also this beige bag in that style, I was inspired by tropical birds, fish and butterflies, because these intresting combinations appear a lot in nature. when I draw sketches, at first they look like scribbles, some sensless things, Then these sketches begin to make sense, intresting ideas appear, I draw it more precisely, choose color combinations, and I already think, how it can be done and in what colors. Also, for autumn-winter I picked these colors, combining with snakeskin. Here you can see a new layout, This bag is from the autumn collection In an original color combination, also using natural snakeskin. I like to use calm or dark colors, and splashes of bright and vivid colors These beautiful clutches, made in different bright colors, are also inspired by the tropical theme, tropical birds. I deliberately made such vivid combination, inspired by the tropics. They go perfectly with a buisness suit as with a dress, You can take it to a meeting, date or a party. This clutch, despite the fact, that it’s so flat, is very capacious. It can fit documents, iphone, also ipad fits it very nicely. Very handy thing! No I just wanted you to…