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comaalina

Fashion, Textile, Illustration, Digital Art

Kiev, Ukraine

Alina Kobylko is a fashion designer with a creative pseudonym Alina Koma. She was born on January 6, 1993 in a small town of Gorishni Plavni, Poltava region in Ukraine. For the last 6 years she has been living and working in Kyiv as a fashion designer and print artist for various Ukrainian brands, such as Anoeses, Insha Wear, Vicoseli Art Print, Andre Tan and many others. Currently she is based in Berlin, Germany.

 

In her projects, she combines digital and visual art with fashion design, creating art projects that border on the commercial and creative ways of contemporary fashion design. She enjoys creating new images on paper as well as digitally and physically. Most of her work involves creating fashion design concepts from the early stages to the final realization. Part of her skill set is hand graphics, creating garment prints, creating digital designs, and 3D garment graphics. In 2014 she received her Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design from Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts, where she also received her Master's degree in Fashion Design in 2016. 

Before the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, she worked for a commercial brand of erotic clothing and accessories Anoeses, while also creating her own design concepts on a free-lance basis. Alongside Alina has put her knowledge into the creation of a fashion design course for beginners and professional designers at a private design school “Pushka”. On February 24, 2022 she was forced to leave Kyiv as russian military forces attacked. On her way to a friend in Berlin she met Anastasia Pasichnyk and learned about a residency for Ukrainian artists, which deeply inspired her, as there was an opportunity to speak about Ukraine, Ukrainian culture and strength through art. She submitted a letter, got accepted by the jury and has become part of the Ukrainian Cultural Community (UCC). 

Together with the residents of the UCC she plans to speak about the Ukrainian contemporary culture, create art objects both in digital and physical formats: art costumes, conceptual design, graphics; and illustration, 3D design of conceptual costumes.