Krystof Strozyna: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Krystof Stroyzna showed in the Salon at Fashion Scout on Friday 17th February 2012. The Polish designer played it safe with a sexy range of dresses destined to appeal to the Polish market.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Krystof Strozyna A/W 2012 by Carol Ryder
Krystof Strozyna A/W 2012 by Carol Ryder.

Krystof Strozyna showed on Friday 17th February in the Fashion Scout salon. I dashed in at the last minute, giving me pole position at the end of the catwalk.

krystof strozyna AW 2012 -photo by Amelia Gregory
krystof strozyna AW 2012 -photo by Amelia Gregory
krystof strozyna AW 2012 -photo by Amelia Gregory
krystof strozyna AW 2012 -photo by Amelia Gregory
krystof strozyna AW 2012 -photo by Amelia Gregory
This was a more sombre showing than is usual from the renowned Polish designer, featuring a predominantly neutral colour palette of black, cream, sand and milk chocolate – a flash of royal blue in the form of two sexy silk dresses provided welcome relief.

krystof strozyna AW 2012 -photo by Amelia Gregory
krystof strozyna AW 2012 -photo by Amelia Gregory
krystof strozyna AW 2012 -photo by Amelia Gregory
krystof strozyna AW 2012 -photo by Amelia Gregory
krystof strozyna AW 2012 -photo by Amelia Gregory
Krystof Strozyna A/W 2012 by Jacqueline Valencia
Krystof Strozyna A/W 2012 by Jacqueline Valencia.

The collection featured asymmetric shaping that revealed large expanses of thigh, zippered blouse details combined with sheer panels, and draping aplenty. Having spent so much time at Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland over the past few seasons I now recognise all these elements to be the backbone of a typically Polish aesthetic, and unfortunately I felt that Krystof Strozyna was playing it incredibly safe. The demands of commerciality could well be exerting a strong hold over the designer these days: come back, experimental Krystof of yore.

krystof strozyna AW 2012 -photo by Amelia Gregory
krystof strozyna AW 2012 -photo by Amelia Gregory
krystof strozyna AW 2012 -photo by Amelia Gregory
krystof strozyna AW 2012 -photo by Amelia Gregory
All photography by Amelia Gregory.

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