put on your mascara and your party dress.
Berlin Fashion Week like always brings us the freshest must see designers. This years The Gallery’s Favorite are, Herzlich Willkommen from Poland!
Herzlich Willkommen is fashion label created by Alicja Saar and Małgorzata Wójcicka, graduates of Faculty of Design at Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź. Established in Warsaw, Poland 2011.
Brand emphasize casual but unique clothing. It presents unconventional approach to fabrics and materials. Comfort and sensibility are the points, supported by prints used in pawky way.
These cooperation is a result of similar visions and passions. There is no over-interpretation. Creators are looking for simple forms, in discreet way referring to sportswear. They’re trying to achieve perfect mix of street-wear and elegance. Searching for modern beauty and individuality, designers use printed fabrics of their own design.
Range of used colors has been minimized to pure, strong and optimistic ones. White is a dominant but it’s supplemented with black, metallic graphite and grey mélange. The strong accent is an orange color, which is used in its fluorescent, rich shade.
There was no way to pass over prints, which are the hallmark of brand. Check, which is a strong trend of current season , is treated in a surprising and humorous way. Geometric mesh is fuzzy and discolored, as it was soaked in bleach.
Collection has sporty and summer nature. An important part of the assortment are swimsuits. After that, there are typical clothing forms for this season such as t-shirts, shorts, lightweight coats and skimpy dresses as well as casual accessories e.g. backpacks, lightweight bags and funny bumbags made of PVC foil.
As the designer herself said:
“Concept behind their collection:
Leading theme of this collection is transparency.
The game is played between degrees of transparency. Once a transparent fabric show the divisions created by the form of clothes, another time it gently overshadows contrasting materials to slightly dim the colors. It unveil the body in a sensual way, adding the sensitive nature to sport garments. The laboratory, translucent nylon mixed with transparent nets and chiffon have dominated the collection. These are ethereal and lightweight nature fabrics.
As part of my Berlin Fashion Week Diary, today’s section will introduce London Based NAVADA by Natalia Zawada.
the first glance that took my heart away, was at BFW’s The Gallery exhibition.
The Fillper Jacket was hard to miss! progressive design mixed with well tailored cuts This Jacket is warddrobe must have!
It lured me to NAVADA’s exhibition stand as I sweep through some of the collection.
There, I had a nice talk with the designer herself! With her inspiring attitude, Natalia talks about what is more to come.
She explains furthermore, about what NAVADA is.
“Tailored, Progressive, Offbeat
Inspired by a modern era of digital media and electronic music, Navada embodies an array of vibrant colors emphasized through imaginative and exclusive prints.
Navada is being developed as a progressive brand, producing fun and innovative yet sustainable, limited-issue designs. In addition to supporting local businesses with the majority of production being carried out in Poland, to ensure high quality products and promote a Polish trade on both the local and international fashion scenes.”
Intrigued, I attend her evening runway show. Nothing to regret for sure!
I constantly hunt for designers with a fresh taste. NAVADA does it all for me.
It sums up a modern women’s needs.
Natalia Szczepanska is the designer behind Navada. Experienced in styling, she has recently obtained a degree in tailoring from the University of Arts London and has extensive knowledge of innovative graphics and print. Relocating to London in 2008, she has studied at both LCF and CSM, refining her pattern-cutting and garment construction skills while applying her talents in print and design during an eight-month placement with Alexander McQueen. Drawing on her wide and varied experience and unique design abilities, Natalia is now creating her own, striking, ready-to-wear brand.
Keep on posted for more on NAVADA’s BFW runway show ;)
This time I take you to Berlin Fashion Week!!
the new city of design is making its mark in the world of fashion and this time with New designers from Poland like my dear friend Magdalena Koziej.
A dash of glamorous goth and drop of avant guarde couture, Magdalena dazzles BFW with her interesting use of cuts and textures. Inspired by Gothic Architecture, she introduces see through patterns with laser cut leathers.
Pictures will speak for themselves!
Magdalena talks to women of strength and power, woman of glamor and class.
Sensual strength, can simply sum up what her BFW collection talks about.
Hello everybody it has been such a long time,
Ive been so occupied with my new move to Germany it took my full time.
I’m now in BAUHAUS UNI. getting my Masters in media art and design.
Im actually taking this course called “fashion clips” where we learn how to make fashion videos for designers who are releasing their new collection for the season and while we also cast the models for the clips we also get to decide the A to Z procedure of the making. EXITING! the first assignment was an exercise to see what we know to do as beginners and also to match us up with partners.
Ciao fashion people!
Its been quite sometime since I’ve written you. Today’s article welcomes a new audience with a little tribute to our dear Male friends!
My fabulously and eternally stylish friend C.O. always impresses me with his trendy, sharp and neat look! I could not help my self but put him under Lea B’s Canon Camera Lens <3
A variety of outfits highlight all what we need to know about his Style ID.
Like all You like but GeekChic is my personal Tic! If there’s anyone who can pull this look off, its definitely him! The effortless simplicity, can turn the look form Geek chic to Sport Chic. Its no magic trick ladies and gents, nothing but a simple change of shades and one button down and there you have it! Eclecticism by different means! I love how this outfit molds three different styles together! 60’s skinny jeans, raw American Jeans and Nordic Moccasins merge into this milky strawberry cream look!
As some might know I’m moving to Germany soon and what better way to start this journey than to check the fabulous shows at BFW!
This year’s special is new fashion brand “immortal”. Introducing a taste of hard core avant guard, Immortal put the chic in GothCouture.
The brains behind this lavish line, is designer Thomas Hanisch.
Geometric symmetry, bold edges and sharp attitude…a collection that might not speak everybody’s language but I certainly got the fever for it!
My designer of the week is fascinating lady Susanna Cornet.
I first met Susanna in MFW2013 showcasing her work at Mercedes Fashion Club.
I usually gloat my words around, describing every inch of the collection but I think Susana’s work speaks for itself.
Today’s word: femininity