Konrad Parols springsummer 2011 collection was
another fresh and funky range, continuing his dive into H. G. Wellss
The Time Machine for inspiration, reports Joanna
PHOTOGRAPHED BY ŁUKASZ DZIEWIC
KONRAD PAROL IS
a very young designer based in Warszawa, Poland. The city is also
his silent inspiration, the people all around him, people like him.
Being a male fashion designer is his whole life: without doubt he
can be called the Prince of Polish fashion, and is one of those
men of whom you should hear if youre into fashion, into something
new and fresh.
The countrys fashion industry got a big
buzz around him after his first show at Fashion Philosophy Fashion
Week Poland some time ago. He shone the brightest in the OFF
(off-schedule) shows hosted in city of Lodz. OFF
is a part of Fashion Week Poland where young alternative fashion
designers get their five minutes, and Parol got his for sure. International
press loved his work the most. Since then, his designes have appeared
in, inter alia, Zink,
Collezioni, and The
Fashionisto and Maison
In October this year, during the third Fashion
Week in Poland, Parol presented his springsummer 2011 collection
called Ember, a continuation of what he launched in May called
Rebels. Both have been inspired by the science fiction book
The Time Machine, by H. G. Wells.
Rebels, the first part, represented the
part of Wellss future society called Eloi, a kind of elegant,
androgynous, and childlike people. Ember is the representation
of the Morlocks who were pale, ape-like people, living underground.
The designer this time wanted to show the other side of a man, a
creature dark and proud. He wanted to underline their brutality
and their warrior nature, things that are in every man, even if
they dont want to admit it. Konrad Parol uses natural cotton,
Lurex, Neoprene foam, mesh and Plexiglas.
The next edition of Fashion Week in Poland will
be on May 48, where Parol will show his next collection. We
expect that it will be as fresh and funky as the rest of his work.
Joanna Mroczkowska is Lucire’s Polish correspondent.