THE FOURTH POLISH
WAS held last month. Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland,
to give its official title, aims to show the strong presence of
the fashion industry within Poland.
still young, Polish Fashion Week is starting to get big attention
from overseas. Kenzo Takada, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Nuno Gama,
Miguel Vieira, François Emeric, Patrizia Gucci and Gaspard
Yurkiewich all attended. The organizers have been promoting the
event not only to fashion journalists but to people interested in
the industry, in art, and to celebrities.
One of the main highlights was On Aura Tout Vu, a Bulgarian duo
who designs for Lady Gaga. Diane Pernet, a French blogger and former
designer, showed ASVOFF (A Shaded
View On Fashion Film). Each day at Fashion Week was finished with
three official parties.
Fashion Week Poland took place in Łódź, a city
near Warszawa, well known for its associations with the fashion
and textile industry for over two hundred years. The unique nineteenth-century
feel of the city was an inspiration for many artists.
highlight from the Polish Fashion Week is OFF
Out of Schedule, showing young designers and alternative projects.
The OFF shows were hosted in abandoned
factories, giving a creepy and unforgettable experience.
Konrad Parol (above and above right) did a great
job with his green mile, where models made their way
to an electric chair with the sound of an electric razor in the
background. His show, like his style, was very dark. One of the
most eccentric designers, Maldoror (left), presented a futuristic,
oriental-style collection. Young Brazilian creator Vitor Bastos
(below) added a great foreign accent with his fourth collection,
inspired by Tanzanian albinos. He is already well known to Lucire
readers from Lisboas fashion week.
There was also a commercial section of Fashion Week,
Designers Avenue. The mainstream segment hosted around twenty
shows over four days. This year, one of the best reviewed was Bohoboco,
a Warszawa duo who wonderfully mixed styles. Bohoboco is well known
for dressing Polish celebrities. Zuo Corp (zuo, or zło,
in Polish means evil) showed a very clean, symmetrical and
humorous collection (bottom). As always, Łukasz Jemioł
showed a very classic, sophisticated and casual range. Michał
Szulc was depressing and minimalist, the public loved it!
The Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland has a lot
to offer and inspire. The next and fifth Polish Fashion Week will
be held this October. •
Joanna Mroczkowska is Lucire’s Polish correspondent.