Amelia’s Magazine | Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland S/S 2012 in Łódź: Gala Dyplomowa Show at Andels

Dominika Naziebly by Joanne Oatts
Dominika Naziebly A/W 2010 by Joanne Oatts.

On Thursday night Andels Hotel hosted the Gala Graduate show of the Academy of Fine Arts, otherwise known as the Gala Dyplomowa, featuring top graduate fashion talent. We were ushered to the top floor of the hotel where the warehouse has retained its original huge proportions, big enough for a catwalk and plenty of seating. An utterly fabulous venue, and very convenient too…

Here, in alphabetical order (cos that’s the way it rolls) are the designers that showed:

Adriana Grudzinska KC Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Adriana Grudzinska KC Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Adriana Grudzinska KC Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Adrianna Grudzinska showed Polacz Kropki (Slow Up) – swing dresses and pleated separates in shades of camel, mushroom and peach.

Aleksandra Kmieci Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012 photo by Amelia Gregory
Aleksandra Kmieci Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012 photo by Amelia Gregory
Aleksandra Kmiecik Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012 photo by Amelia Gregory
Aleksandra Kmiecik Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012 photo by Amelia Gregory
Aleksandra Kmiecik Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012 photo by Amelia Gregory
Kobieta Symetryczna featured sharp tailoring in white, black and beige with highlights in red slashes by Aleksandra Kmiecik, who also shows on the main schedule. I saw parts of this collection last season and you can read my review here.

Alicja Antoszczyk Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Alicja Antoszczyk Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Alicja Antoszczyk Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Alicja Antoszczyk Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Alicja Antoszczyk Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Alicja Antoszczyk Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Alicja Antoszczyk Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Gala graduate designer Alicja Antoszczyk showed as part of the Golden Thread Awards last season, so I instantly recognised her sleek rubberised garments, layered in sophisticated shades. The collection is called Zawsze Jest Jakie’s Ale: intriguing!

Dominika Naziebly Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Dominika Naziebly Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Dominika Naziebly Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Dominika Naziebly Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Dominika Naziebly Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Dominika Naziebly Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Dominika Naziebly Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Eco designer Dominika Naziebly also showed at the Golden Thread Awards: my favourite was wheeled out once again, a stunning red puffball dress. This season she also showed on the Off Out Of Schedule catwalk, review to come shortly.

Elzbieta Kapczynska KC Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Elzbieta Kapczynska KC Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Zip details and drop crotches were the order of the day at Elzbieta Kapczynska-KC, with a collection titled Zbroja Miejska.

Magdalena Zajaczkowska Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Magdalena Zajaczkowska Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Magdalena Zajaczkowska Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Magdalena Zajaczkowska Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Magdalena Zajaczkowska by Geiko Louve
Magdalena Zajaczkowska by Geiko Louve.

Magdalena Zajaczkowska‘s collection was called Sploty I Przeploty, meaning Pleats and Intertwines. She showed oversized and bulbous knitwear in slate and dark jewel colours.

Martyna Idzikowsk Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Martyna Idzikowsk Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Martyna Idzikowsk Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Martyna Idzikowsk Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Martyna Idzikowsk Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Martyna Idzikowsk Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Martyna Idzikowsk Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Martyna Idzikowska showed a reprise of her innovative collection shown at the Golden Thread Awards – incredible layers of white fabrics created egg-like silhouettes, emphasised with blood red underlayers.

Olga Mieloszyk Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Olga Mieloszyk Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Olga Mieloszyk Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Olga Mieloszyk Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Olga Mieloszyk Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Olga Mieloszyk Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Olga Mieloszyk Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Olga Mieloszyk Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Olga Mieloszyk Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Olga Mieloszyk by Novemto Komo
Olga Mieloszyk by Novemto Komo.

Not speaking a word of Polish, I can’t be entirely sure, but I think that Olga Mieloszyk won the main award. Her Oranzeria collection was amongst my favourites: beautiful and wearable womens and menswear with intricate frills, panelling and pleated details in shades of orange and browns.

Karolina Glaguta Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Karolina Glaguta Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Karolina Glaguta Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Karolina Glaguta Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Karolina Glaguta Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Karolina Glaguta Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Karolina Glaguta Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Karolina Glaguta Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Karolina Glaguta Gala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
All photography by Amelia Gregory.

The show ended with a beautiful selection of sculpted evening dresses in sweetie shades by Karolina Glegula, except I am not sure I wrote down her name correctly: I did my best by squinting at the screen behind the catwalk since there was no information in written form to take away.

Find out more about the Golden Thread Awards in my previous blog post: it was certainly a night to remember: two solid hours of catwalk show!

Categories ,A/W 2011, ,Academy of Fine Arts, ,Adrianna Grudzinska, ,Aleksandra Kmiecik, ,Alicja Antoszczyk, ,Andels, ,Coats, ,Dominika Naziebly, ,Eco fashion, ,Elzbieta Kapczynska, ,Evening Wear, ,Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland, ,Gala Dyplomowa, ,Gala Show, ,Geiko Louve, ,Golden Thread Awards, ,Joanne Oatts, ,Karolina Glegula, ,knitwear, ,Kobieta Symetryczna, ,Lodz, ,Magdalena Zajaczkowska, ,Martyna Idzikowska, ,Novemto Komo, ,Off Out Of Schedule, ,Olga Mieloszyk, ,Oranzeria, ,Pleats and Intertwines, ,Polacz Kropki (Slow Up), ,Sploty i Przeploty, ,Zawsze Jest Jakie’s Ale, ,Zbroja Miejska

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Amelia’s Magazine | Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule S/S 2012 in Łódź: Karolina Gerlich

Karolina Gerlich Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography Amelia Gregory
Fashion_Week_Polan Karolina_Gelich_by_novemto_komo
Karolina Gerlich S/S 2012 by Novemto Komo.

Karolina Gerlich was last to show at the Off Out Of Schedule shows on Thursday, with a confident collection based on the idea of a fantasy island where a perfect mix of cultures exists: hence references to kimonos in relaxed dresses with tie waists worn over blouson pants. Leggings and prints came with a camouflage/animal vibe, worn with sharp red heels. Asymmetric cuts brought together fabrics in a wonderful colour palette of coral, jade, cream and navy blue. I’d say this paradise owes a lot to the 80s – no bad thing in my book. Karolina Gerlich‘s logo is her favourite creature, a cute line drawn owl.

Karolina Gerlich Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography Amelia Gregory
Karolina Gerlich Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography Amelia Gregory
Karolina Gerlich Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography Amelia Gregory
Karolina Gerlich Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography Amelia Gregory
Karolina Gerlich Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography Amelia Gregory
Karolina Gerlich Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography Amelia Gregory
Karolina Gerlich Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography Amelia Gregory
Karolina Gerlich Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography Amelia Gregory
Karolina Gerlich Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography Amelia Gregory
Karolina Gerlich Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography Amelia Gregory
Karolina Gerlich Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography Amelia Gregory
Karolina Gerlich Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography Amelia Gregory
Karolina Gerlich Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography Amelia Gregory
Karolina Gerlich Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography Amelia Gregory
Karolina Gerlich Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography Amelia Gregory
Karolina Gerlich Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography Amelia Gregory
Karolina Gerlich S/S 2012. All photography by Amelia Gregory.

Categories ,80s, ,Animal Print, ,Assymetrical, ,Exotic, ,Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland, ,Karolina Gerlich, ,Kimonos, ,Leggings, ,Lodz, ,Novemto Komo, ,Off Out Of Schedule, ,owls, ,Patterned, ,Red Heels

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Amelia’s Magazine | Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule S/S 2012 in Łódź: Lukasz Stachowicz

Lukasz Stachowicz  SS 2012 by Joanne Oatts
Lukasz Stachowicz S/S 2012 by Joanne Oatts.

Kraków based Lukasz Stachowicz showed a real winner of a collection: presented in an intriguing manner that culminated in a staged tableau. Titled Robinson, he took inspiration from a subsistence lifestyle that was accessorised with real fish, their bloody guts dripping down the catwalk. Crayfish were strung in decorative manner around necks, knitwear featured giant bees and fly fishing hooks stood in as scarf pins. Book-ending the models was a lad with a burning torch, who lit a mock fire in the centre which the models gathered around. Garments were rendered in shades of cream and beige, with rope details on shoulders and waist. I particularly liked a delicate fish print that appeared on swing skirts, shorts and shirts. The headwraps worn by girls were an echo of that worn by the musician, who played enigmatic notes to accompany Robinson on a flattened circular tin drum.

Lukasz Stachowicz by Lesley T Spencer
Lukasz Stachowicz by Lesley T Spencer.

In researching Lukasz Stachowicz I have realised that I didn’t see his show last season but I had been most impressed by the clothes he presented on his stand at Fashion Week Poland. How fitting then that I should delight so much in his next collection too.

Lukasz Stachowicz Fashion Week Poland SS 2012 photography by Amelia Gregory
Lukasz Stachowicz Fashion Week Poland SS 2012 photography by Amelia Gregory
Lukasz Stachowicz Fashion Week Poland SS 2012 photography by Amelia Gregory
Lukasz Stachowicz Fashion Week Poland SS 2012 photography by Amelia Gregory
Lukasz Stachowicz Fashion Week Poland SS 2012 photography by Amelia Gregory
Lukasz Stachowicz Fashion Week Poland SS 2012 photography by Amelia Gregory
Lukasz Stachowicz Fashion Week Poland SS 2012 photography by Amelia Gregory
Lukasz Stachowicz Fashion Week Poland SS 2012 photography by Amelia Gregory
Lukasz Stachowicz Fashion Week Poland SS 2012 photography by Amelia Gregory
Lukasz Stachowicz Fashion Week Poland SS 2012 photography by Amelia Gregory
Lukasz Stachowicz Fashion Week Poland SS 2012 photography by Amelia Gregory
Lukasz Stachowicz Fashion Week Poland SS 2012 photography by Amelia Gregory
Lukasz Stachowicz Fashion Week Poland SS 2012 photography by Amelia Gregory
Lukasz Stachowicz Fashion Week Poland SS 2012 photography by Amelia Gregory
Lukasz Stachowicz Fashion Week Poland SS 2012 photography by Amelia Gregory
Lukasz Stachowicz Fashion Week Poland SS 2012 photography by Amelia Gregory
Lukasz Stachowicz S/S 2012. All photography by Amelia Gregory.

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Categories ,Cracow, ,Crayfish, ,Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland, ,Fire, ,Fish Hooks, ,Joanne Oatts, ,Krakow, ,Lesley T Spencer, ,Lodz, ,Lukasz Stachowicz, ,Off Out Of Schedule, ,Robinson, ,S/S 2012, ,Systeme D, ,Systeme_D

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Amelia’s Magazine | Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule S/S 2012 in Łódź: Magdalena Kubalanca

Magdalena Kubalanca Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia gregory
Magdalena Kubalanca S/S 2012. All photography by Amelia Gregory.

Magdalena Kubalanca‘s show featured some fabulous Geisha inspired make up with winged eyebrows as an accessory to the collection. Hair was tied in either one or two topknots (loved the Minnie Mouse effect) and Japanese dolls swung low on cords around the neck. For S/S 2012 Magdalena Kubalanca has created a strong series of outfits: a combination of structured coats and loosely draped jersey dresses with strategic holes to show a bit of tempting flesh on the waist and arms: all in a palette of pale grey blue, glossy brown, deep navy and red.

Magdalena Kubalanca Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia gregory
Magdalena Kubalanca Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia gregory
Magdalena Kubalanca Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia gregory
Magdalena Kubalanca Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia gregory
Magdalena Kubalanca Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia gregory
Magdalena Kubalanca Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia gregory
Magdalena Kubalanca Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia gregory
Magdalena Kubalanca Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia gregory
Magdalena Kubalanca Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia gregory
Magdalena Kubalanca Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia gregory
Magdalena Kubalanca Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia gregory
Magdalena Kubalanca Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia gregory
Magdalena Kubalanca Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia gregory
Magdalena Kubalanca Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia gregory

Categories ,Cut Out, ,Draped, ,Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland, ,Geisha, ,japanese, ,Lodz, ,Magdalena Kubalanca, ,Off Out Of Schedule, ,structured

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Amelia’s Magazine | Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule S/S 2012 in Łódź: Maldoror

Maldoror S/S 2012 by Melissa Anglik
Maldoror S/S 2012 by Melissa Angelik.

Maldoror is an off schedule favourite who cuts a dashing figure with wiry red hair in a ponytail. Shrouded in medieval-esque garments, he’s a great advert for his own clothing range. This season Maldoror drew from ideas of the Virgin Mary in medieval literature and the simplicity of clothing worn by religious fanatics such as hermits and flagellants. The resulting look is best described as medieval gothic, with huge shrouded hoods, drawstring waists, boxy loose shapes and rope ties much in evidence. Shiny polyester, lurex thread and sweaters knitted from old VHS tapes provided glistening texture in an otherwise totally black collection. Read my review of the A/W 2011 Maldoror collection here.

Maldoror Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Maldoror Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Maldoror Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Maldoror Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Maldoror Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Maldoror Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Maldoror Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Maldoror Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Maldoror Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Maldoror Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Maldoror Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Maldoror Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Maldoror Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Maldoror Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Maldoror Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Maldoror Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Maldoror Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Maldoror Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Maldoror Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Maldoror Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Maldoror S/S 2012. All photography by Amelia Gregory.

Categories ,black, ,Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland, ,knitwear, ,Lodz, ,Lurex, ,Maldoror, ,medieval, ,Melissa Angelik, ,menswear, ,Off Out Of Schedule, ,Shrouds, ,VHS tapes, ,Virgin Mary

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Amelia’s Magazine | Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule S/S 2012 in Łódź: Marcin Podsiadło

Marcin Podsiadlo Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Marcin Podsiadlo S/S 2012. All photography by Amelia Gregory.

An already popular apocalyptic theme was tackled by Marcin Podsiadło, who pumped lots of cough inducing dry ice onto the catwalk to create an appropriate atmosphere for a collection based on destruction and in particular the conflicts of the Middle East. Hoods and face coverings obscured features still further and prints on t-shirts featured broiling explosions, fire balls searing the sky. The collection was accessorised with chunky perspex armlets and necklaces by Luca Romanyi. Marcin Podsiadło is based in London, having studied at the University for the Creative Arts in the UK: read my review of his previous show here.

Marcin Podsiadlo Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Marcin Podsiadlo Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Marcin Podsiadlo Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Marcin Podsiadlo Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Marcin Podsiadlo Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Marcin Podsiadlo Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Marcin Podsiadlo Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Marcin Podsiadlo Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory

Categories ,apocalypse, ,Destruction, ,Dry Ice, ,Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland, ,Lodz, ,Luca Romanyi, ,Marcin Podsiadło, ,Off Out Of Schedule, ,University for the Creative Arts, ,war

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Amelia’s Magazine | Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule S/S 2012 in Łódź: Martyna Czerwinska

Martyna Czerwinska by Cruz
Martyna Czerwinska S/S 2012 by Cruz.

Martyna Czerwinska was first to show on the Off Out Of Schedule catwalk on Friday morning bright and early. Her show was set to an old-school silhouette dance and featured plenty of elegant dresses that would be fit for an afternoon tea dance. Long dresses with inset patchwork fishtail trains were off set by the shortest of shorts, in velvet and patchwork. Men wore dashing patterned shirts with skinny ties and curious pink mountain brooches, but the stand out outfit for men was a dashing mustard zig-zag suit worn with a casual t-shirt underneath.

Martyna Czerwinska by Sarah Jayne Draws
Martyna Czerwinska S/S 2012 by SarahJayneDraws aka Sarah Jayne Morris.

Martyna Czerwinska Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Martyna Czerwinska Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Martyna Czerwinska Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Martyna Czerwinska Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Martyna Czerwinska Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Martyna Czerwinska Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Martyna Czerwinska Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Martyna Czerwinska Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Martyna Czerwinska Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Martyna Czerwinska Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Martyna Czerwinska Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Martyna Czerwinska Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Martyna Czerwinska Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Martyna Czerwinska Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Martyna Czerwinska Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Martyna Czerwinska Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Martyna Czerwinska Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Martyna Czerwinska Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Martyna Czerwinska Fashion Week Poland SS 2012Martyna Czerwinska Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photo by Amelia Gregory
Martyna Czerwinska S/S 2012. All photography by Amelia Gregory.

Categories ,Cruz, ,dance, ,Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland, ,Lodz, ,Martyna Czerwinska, ,menswear, ,Off Out Of Schedule, ,Patchwork, ,Sarah Jayne Morris

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Amelia’s Magazine | Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule S/S 2012 in Łódź: Paulina Plizga

Paulina Plizga S/S 2012 by Cruz
Paulina Plizga S/S 2012 by Cruz.

For her S/S 2012 collection Paulina Plizga was inspired by dance, so leading the Flesh & Bone collection down the catwalk was contemporary dancer Kaya Kolodziejczyk, who threw a series of crazy shapes in front of the unsuspecting crowd. The next models walked at a stately pace, some fast, some two by two or in hand – the back lighting emphasised their tousled hair and their blackened eye sockets gave the classical ballet aesthetic a dark, distressed edge. Paulina Plizga showed us a predominantly white collection with intermissions of grey, ochre and black in a range of textures, from holey knits and ancient lace to patchworked fabrics and reappropriated sheers.

Paulina Plizga SS 2012 by Geiko Louve
Paulina Plizga S/S 2012 by Geiko Louve.

When I spoke with Paulina Plizga after the show she described how all of her outfits are constructed from scraps which she forages from the couture houses in Paris (where she lives) and these are mixed with antique laces that she finds in markets. For relaxation she likes nothing better than to go to the cinema, and so recent viewings of Black Swan, The Red Shoes and Pina Bausch films helped form ideas for S/S 2012, along with the Greek story of Pygmalion, wherein a statue comes to life. This was a welcome second chance for me to view Paulina Plizga’s clever design aesthetics; read my review of Paulina Plizga‘s previous A/W 2011 collection here.

Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Paulina Plizga S/S 2012. All photography by Amelia Gregory.

Categories ,ballet, ,Black Swan, ,couture, ,Cruz, ,dance, ,Eco fashion, ,Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland, ,Flesh & Bone, ,Geiko Louve, ,Kaya Kolodziejczyk, ,knitwear, ,Lodz, ,Off Out Of Schedule, ,paris, ,Patchwork, ,Paulina Plizga, ,Pina Bausch, ,Pygmalion, ,recycled, ,Red Shoes, ,Sheer, ,The Red Shoes, ,Upcycled

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Amelia’s Magazine | Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule S/S 2012 in Łódź: Sylwia Rochala

Sylwia Rochala S/S 2012 by Rebecca Higgins
Sylwia Rochala S/S 2012 by Rebecca Higgins.

It was an early Sunday morning start for Sylwia Rochala, who showed a small collection that encompassed the trend for double length skirts, created with gauzy layers of fabric. Sharp tailoring was combined with floaty chiffon and sheer panels with cutaway details were used with a bold monochrome splash fabric. The X-Ray collection was inspired by ‘the idea of the human body being a duality of thin, transparent skin and the heavy organism that lies beneath it.‘ Ponytailed models sported heavy silver lips and red heels were a nice touch. Red shoes are always good!

Sylwia Rochala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Sylwia Rochala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Sylwia Rochala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Sylwia Rochala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Sylwia Rochala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Sylwia Rochala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Sylwia Rochala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Sylwia Rochala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Sylwia Rochala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Sylwia Rochala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Sylwia Rochala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Sylwia Rochala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Sylwia Rochala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Sylwia Rochala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Sylwia Rochala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Sylwia Rochala Fashion Week Poland SS 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Sylwia Rochala S/S 2012. All photography by Amelia Gregory.

Categories ,Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland, ,Lodz, ,Off Out Of Schedule, ,Rebecca Higgins, ,Red Shoes, ,S/S 2012, ,Sheer, ,X-ray

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Amelia’s Magazine | Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule A/W 2011 in Łódź: Konrad Parol

Konrad-Parol-by-Victoria-Haynes
Konrad Parol A/W 2011 by Victoria Haynes.

Konrad Parol had a slot upstairs in the beautiful old power plant hall, side effects with colourful vaulted windows more suited to a church than an industrial plant. This was an edgy Parisian/Belgium look that featured lots of black – it clearly has commercial potential. In the UK Konrad Parol is in fact stocked by Not Just a Label. To the sounds of an industrial gothic medieval soundtrack boys emerged two at a time with slicked back hair and pale skin. There was some clever touches – orange highlights and flashes of tartan underlining on a girl’s cape and on the back of a boy’s jacket, symptoms DMs with bristle tops. The laced top for a boy was a bit questionable but there were some interesting corsetry features on a mini cape for girls. A crusader-esque face covering capelet ended the show on a surreal note.

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Konrad Parol A/W 2011. All photography by Amelia Gregory.

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