VIKA IMDESCRIBES FASHION DESIGN AS BEING A CREATIVE JOURNEY, BASED ON AN ABILITY TO FIND AND GENERATE IDEAS AND EXPRESSIONS OUT OF ALMOST ANYTHING AND INCARNATE THEM TO THEIR MAXIMUM VISUAL POTENTIAL, TURNING THEM INTO A SOURCE OF FURTHER INSPIRATION FOR HERSELF AND OTHERS TO CREATE SOMETHING WEARABLE, INTELLIGENT OR USEFUL.

HER PRIMARY SOURCE OF INSPIRATION IS THE SELF-PERCEIVED HISTORY OF HER AND HER FAMILY, WHICH DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BOTH IN AND OUT OF HER CONTROL IS A QUITE PECULIAR COLLECTION OF DIVERSE EXPERIENCES. SHE USUALLY INCORPORATES THESE PAST EXPERIENCES WITH PRESENT PROBLEMS AND SOCIAL ASPECTS THAT MIGHT BOTHER OR SOMEHOW OCCUPY HER MIND, TRANSLATING THEM INTO HER VISUAL PHILOSOPHY WHICH MIGHT BE CONSIDERED ABSTRACT, SARCASTIC OR EVEN CRUDE. SOCIAL MESSAGES ARE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO HER AND SHE OFTEN APPLIES THEM UNCONSCIOUSLY IN HER WORK.

HER PIECES OFTEN MATERIALISE AS QUITE BIG AND CLEAR SHAPES, WHILE STRUCTURE AND OTHER DETAILS ARE BEING USED TO A MORE PROJECT SPECIFIC EXTENT. THAT BEING SAID, EXPERIMENTING WITH MATERIALS PLAYS A LARGE ROLL IN HER DESIGN OF FASHION, AS DOES CONSTANT DEVELOPMENT OF MY PRACTICAL ABILITIES AND CRAFTSMANSHIP. EVEN THOUGH SHE VISUALLY EXPRESSES TENDS TO NOURISH EXTREMES AND ABSTRACTION, THE INTUITIVE CENTRE OF ALL HER WORK IS BALANCED IN EVERY INDIVIDUAL ITEM AS WELL AS IN WHOLE COLLECTIONS.