Kiko Kostadinov is a menswear designer based in London.
Kostadinov studied BA and MA Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins, graduating in 2016.
His celebrated collaborations with Stüssy sold out exclusively at Dover Street Market Ginza and New York.
Kiko Kostadinov has been able to build a cult but global following for his fashion designs, all before graduating from his MA at Central Saint Martins.
This development of a loyal customer base is down to detailed planning and successful collaborations with established brands, designers, retail partners and press.
As a designer he is interested in producing a product that can create a feeling for the consumer when they see it, buy it and wear it. Clothing with design integrity is important for its relevance and contribution to the archive of menswear, entrusting the consumer with a sense that they are buying genuinely interesting products providing a message, embedded in culture.
Kiko Kostadinov’s MA collection showcases his most personal work to-date.
Japanese workwear garments become scarfs and aprons, military fabrics from Bulgaria are cut and rebuilt, oversized utilitarian pieces are reduced from their original forms.
Much of Kostadinov's work is informed by his family’s emigration, resulting in collections that explore physical and emotional detachment, integration and ultimately change.
Kostadinov explores the functionality and silhouettes of everyday practical workwear by applying innovative new pattern cutting and garment construction techniques.
This latest and most personal collection from Kostadinov is a perfect reflection of the designer’s 'anti-decorative' approach to design.