Chrysalis. Polish Fashion Stories
THE FIRST EVER ANTHOLOGY OF POLISH FASHION DESIGN 1945-2015.
A Work of Art, an elegant box containing an eclectic publication of over 40 individually designed beautiful artworks accompanied by short stories on each of Polish fashion creators, starting with Lola Prusac who designed the first womenswear collection for Hermès, through legendary Hoffland and ending on new emerging designers such as Marta Jakubowska.
Digital Platform, will be launched on www.polishfashionstories.com and linked up with Wikipedia pages. We will invite featured designers and creators such as Ania Kuczyńska, Gosia Baczyńska, Anja Rubik, La Mania to contribute to the platforms, as well as, we will design a digital campaign to encourage audiences to send through photos with their favourites Polish fashion designs.
Exhibition ‘Warsaw Calling’ was a response to the enthusiastic reaction of a group of influential British fashion journalists to Poland’s vibrant fashion scene. The exhibition showed the collaborative nature of fashion: designers working closely with textile, accessories and shoe designers as well as set designers to create the ‘end look’ of their collections. Four labels: Ewa Stepnowska, kaaskas, Joanna Wawrzynczak and Zofia Ufnalewska occupy three spaces, inspired by shop windows and Warsaw’s
famous 3D theatre the Fotoplastikon. The exhibition – overseen by Studio Design UK with shoe design by Piniak Shoe and surface
design by Justyna Medon – richly mirrors Poland’s contemporary fashion scene.