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Natalija Mencej

MA work

My Tameless Roadhog

My initial inspiration came from Japanese Decotora truck subculture, particularly drivers who spend their entire lives decorating their trucks. But at the same time they are ordinary and hard working guys who deliver goods every day. They are outsiders. They live strong and their pride and masculinity shows through the glitz of their trucks.

I combine two elements within my collection: Japanese sensuality and powerful Western masculinity. I looked at traditional Japanese dress and crafts in order to combine both. Distinguishing features of my work are strong silhouettes, tradition, innovative fabrics, and a certain impracticality.

Info

  • Natalija Mencej
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Fashion Menswear, 2014

    Specialism

    Knitwear

  • Degrees

  • BA Fashion: Knitwear, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, 2012
  • Awards

  • Kay Cosserat Scholarship, 2013
  • Publications

  • Wonderland, September/October, 2012; Rollacoaster, Issue 6, 2012; Arise, Issue 17, 2012