BEHIND BRAND KOKORO STAY ANJA TADIC .
I`m from Montenegro. Small MOUNTAIN MEDITTERRIAN COUNTRY. This is the first brand in Montenegro that works with this. And we plan to be multifunctional brand too.
I studied Japanese language & art . I lived in Tokyo, and there started my work & idea with KOKORO.
Kokoro emerged as a theme that should be my relationship to life, somehow I have concluded that all things need to be simplified, to the very heart.
Kokoro in Japanese means the heart. The heart is like the core of things.
As I am more a visual person than narrative, I am interested in all the visible things. I believe that in all things there is some beauty. This discovery process is actually the most interesting to me. Detailing through simplification.
Kokoro Design Studio is officially dedicated to discovering the touch point of the minimal and intimate in life, and therefore the design of everyday objects.
Design inspiration comes from ascetic culture of Montenegro and Japan.
Every bag is unique and handmade. It`s made by leather, and also we use wood, brass, inox for handles.. Shape, function, geometry, colour of leather , texture all mix is something where I try to find beauty of designing. We like to include as many craftsmen as carpenter, metalworker .. Also, we want to have COLLABORATIONS with local artists.
MY OPINION IS THAT FASHION MUST HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH ART AND CULTURE AND THEN BECOMES EVEN MORE MAGICAL.