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Posts Tagged ‘Expo’

AW15: An interview with Kirsty Ward, Fashion, Jewellery and Accessories Designer

The amazing Kirsty Ward has a unique aesthetic that encompasses all aspects of design. Here I catch up with the hard working designer to find out more about her latest collection.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kirsty Ward by Sangita Kumari
Kirsty Ward AW15 by Sangita Kumari.

It's been awhile since I last caught up properly with Kirsty Ward, but when I was reminded of her particularly unique aesthetic at the London Fashion Week stands this season (covered here) I decided that it high time that I find out more about her steadily growing fashion and accessories label.

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I can’t believe you are onto your 10th collection: what have been the highlights of five years in the fashion business?
I can't believe it either! Highlights for me include: actually making a business from doing what I love, being selected by Selfridges for their 'Bright Young Things' where I was given a window on Oxford street for a month and my collection was sold in store, being selected by… read more

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Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Street Style at Off Out Of Schedule shows

The setting for the Off Out Of Schedule shows at Fashion Week Poland was the wondrous tumble down wreck of Bielnik and Elektrownia at Podsiadło Ksiezy Mlyn, once a huge textile mill. Against this beautiful run down backdrop I hunted down the best in Polish street style.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fashion Week Poland AW 2011. All photography by Amelia Gregory. The Off Out Of Schedule shows at Fashion Week Poland inevitably attracted more of the outrageous characters, about it but […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Street Style at Expo

I love seeking out the most intriguingly dressed people at fashion weeks. Here are some of my favourites, with lots of colour blocking present and correct, as well as some inspired vintage styling.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fashion Week Poland 2011 street style. All photography Amelia Gregory. Finding the most interesting people to take photos of at any fashion week is always a lot of fun, adiposity […]

Attack of the Aubergines: Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź

Flower arrangements with vegetables are apparently common in Poland. But they were definitely a new concept for me.

Written by Amelia Gregory

For some reason Fashion Week Poland was over run with aubergine flower arrangements. There was a plated aubergine arrangement in my hotel room at Andel’s Hotel when I arrived and […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Agata Koschmeider

Agata Koschmeider was last to show on Sunday 8th May 2011 - thus completing my Fashion Week Poland show reports. I hope they have been interesting!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Agata Koschmieder by Alison Day. The Agata Koschmeider show inexplicably opened with a picture of the famous Flatiron building in New York before heading into a full on soundtrack of […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Bohoboco

Bohoboco showed on Sunday 8th May on the Designers' Avenue at Expo. Grey, black, cream, tasteful, commercial.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bohoboco by Casey Otremba. Bohoboco featured lots of grey and black yet again. And shades of cream and buttermilk – all very tasteful. There was plenty of draped jersey (again), […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Lukasz Jemiol

A very commercial and quite dull collection from Lukasz Jemiol, shown on Sunday 8th May at Fashion Week Poland.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lucasz Jemiol by Anna Blachut. Lukasz Jemiol opted for a set designed catwalk, approved steel tubes careful back lit with dry ice – models came out one by one to […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Monnari

Monnari is one of Poland's biggest fashion brands... definitely not the place to look for when it comes to innovation. Showing on Sunday 8th May 2011 at Designers' Avenue.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Monnari A/W 2011. All photography by Amelia Gregory. I was told to expect a very commercial collection from one of Poland’s biggest fashion brands, information pills which opened with the […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Ewa Kozieradzka

A really fun collection from Ewa Kozieradzka featured excitable models who bopped and bounced along the catwalk. Shown on Sunday 8th May 2011 on the Designers' Avenue at Expo.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ewa Kozieradzka A/W 2011 by Michalis Christodoulou. Ewa Kozieradzka put on a fun and very different catwalk show that featured bouncy girls in cheeky secretary glasses and flirty pony tails. […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Joanna Klimas

Joanna Klimas was one of the first wave of modern designers to make a splash in Poland, but her brand of mixed up minimalism didn't really do it for me. Shown on Sunday 8th May at Expo.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Joanna Klimas by Alison Day. Joanna Klimas has had an interesting career to date: initially trained as a psychologist before turning to fashion a decade later. She was one of […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Zuo Corp

Zuo Corp stunned with a wimple-tastic collection of well cut coats and dresses... followed by a brass marching band. On Sunday 8th May at Designers' Avenue.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Zuo Corp by Rebecca Elves. Zuo Corp by Dagmara Rosa and Bartek Michalec opened with yet more pealing bells as the same 12 models on rotation were sent out in […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Berenika Czarnota

I absolutely adored the bold knitwear by Berenika Czarnota, shown as part of Designer's Avenue at Expo on Sunday 8th May 2011. More of this kind of thing please!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Berenika Czarnota A/W 2011 by Maria Papadimitriou aka Slowly The Eggs. Having seen the cute photo in the Fashion Week Poland guide book I was most excited to see the […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Paprocki and Brzozowski

Paprocki and Brzozowski showed the final catwalk collection on Saturday 7th May to much fanfare. But did they live up to the hype? Love LOVE the illustration by Gemma Milly.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Paprocki Brzozowski A/W 2011 by Gemma Milly. Paprocki and Brzozowski are the golden boys of Polish fashion who have previously won the coveted Golden Thread Awards, viagra sale and so […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Agnieszka Maciejak

Agnieszka Maciejak showed an upbeat and contemporary collection at Fashion Week Poland on Saturday 7th May 2011. Loved the leggings, even if they were nothing new.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Agnieszka Maciejak Fashion Week Poland AW 2011 by Michalis Christodoulou. I have very few notes from the Agnieszka Maciejak show – maybe it was the vodka, prostate or maybe I […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: MMC Studio Design

MMC Studio Design featured red foreheads, duckin' and a-divin' models and real people (looking very short by comparison. God we normal people really are dwarves aren't we?) Showing on Saturday 7th May at Designers' Avenue.

Written by Amelia Gregory

MMC Studio Design by Maria del Carmen Smith. MMC Studio Design featured yet more draped grey jersey, for sale this time accessorised with red foreheads and high ponytails. The show […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Michał Szulc

Michał Szulc managed to bore me senseless with his ultra slow catwalk show on Saturday 7th May 2011 at Fashion Week Poland. Common, speed it up folks!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Michal Szulc A/W 2011 by Harriet Fox. As Expo became busier in the latter half of Saturday the VIP Stock vodka bar started to become more and more appealing, treat […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Hexeline

Wonderful Rebecca Strickson succeeds in making huge Polish brand Hexeline look edgy where it most certainly ain't... Hexeline showed on Saturday 7th May at Designers' Avenue, Expo.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hexeline A/W 2011 by Rebecca Strickson. It’s a bad sign when the opening intro to a show is more exciting than the actual show. So it was with well known […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Nenukko

Nenukko showed a white, grey, black and red collection with Japanese detailing and cute Panda prints on Saturday 7th May 2011 at Designers' Avenue in Expo.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nenukko A/W 2011 by Victoria Haynes. Darkness Requires White Spots was the enigmatic name for a by turns commercial and fun collection from Nenukko, ambulance which was opened by a […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Agata Wojtkiewicz

Loved Agata Wojtkiewicz's A/W 2011 collection for Designers' Avenue at Expo on Saturday 7th May. Particulary the lovely coppery pleats.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Agata Wojtkiewicz A/W 2011 by Michalis Christodoulou. At last! A fast paced catwalk show. Agata Wojtkiewicz‘s collection was sent out at a sprightly pace, drug to the upbeat vocals of […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Aleksandra Kmiecik

Really really no to laptops on the catwalk. Aleksandra Kmiecik accessorised with matching computers in her A/W 2011 collection on Designers' Avenue at Expo on Saturday 7th May. Love the illustration by Rebecca Strickson though.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Aleksandra Kmiecik by Rebecca Strickson. Aleksandra Kmiecik was not my favourite show by a long shot, symptoms mainly because it featured laptops as accessories in a very obvious sponsor pleaser. […]