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An interview with Kaja Szechowsko: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Polish artist Kaja Szechowsko is an adventurer who experiments with many disciplines. Her colouring book page was inspired by the jewellery she creates and sells on Etsy.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kaja Szechowsko
Kaja Szechowsko is a Polish illustrator and jewellery designer who was inspired by her range of necklaces to create a surreal double page for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featuring Siamese twins. She tells us about the woodland of Lodz, aleatory concepts that have inspired a book she is making, and the idea of travelling through life as a hitch-hiker.

Kaja Szechowsko
Why did you decide to study sculpture and how has that informed the way that you design and create art today?
I attended a preparatory course for drawing at my university, and I was rather thinking about choosing graphic arts later. One day I lost a doll that I had pinned to my bag. It was a plush miniature of me that I had sewn and I called it my Voodoo Doll. I was upset and when I went in to my course the next day, I told my friend about the loss. And to my surprise he said:… read more

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Michelle Urvall Nyrén introduces her Ever Rêve A/W 2013 fashion collection

Designer Michelle Urvall Nyrén introduces her new A/W 2013 collection, stocked at Wolf & Badger.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ever Reve by Jamie Wignall. Michelle Urvall Nyrén has a wonderful way with ink, whether it be the washes of colour in her beautiful fashion illustrations (found in Amelia’s Compendium […]

New S/S 2013 Season Interview: Michelle Urvall Nyrén of Ever Rêve

Michelle Urvall Nyrén talks us through her gorgeous debut collection, which features watercolour prints inspired by fashion illustrations she created for my second book ACOFI.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ever Reve by Sine Skau. Readers of my second book Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration will recognise the name Michelle Urvall Nyrén: in those pages you can find wonderful examples […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland S/S 2012 in Łódź: Street Style

A round up of photos taken during late October 2011 at Fashion Week Poland. Street Style and front row style, all in one!

Written by Amelia Gregory

It was harder to shoot Street Style at this Fashion Week Poland than at last, due in part to the cold weather which kept us huddling indoors but also because […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland S/S 2012 in Łódź: Showroom

The best of the stands, including some wonderful upcycled shoes from Kollana, fashion illustration from Maggie Piu, hand made owl bags and jewellery made from plastic bottles by Ekoista.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kollana Shoes by Celine Elliott. Time for a quick round up of the best brands that I found in the Showroom at Fashion Week Poland. Held in the industrial sized […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland S/S 2012 in Łódź: Shumik 100% and Aga Pou

My final catwalk shows of Fashion Week Poland were Shumik 100% and Aga Pou - very very different collections indeed! Shown on Sunday 30th October 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Aga Pou S/S 2012 by Marta Spendowska. Time for reports from the last two shows of my trip to Poland… Shumik 100% and Aga Pou. Shumik 100% S/S 2012. All […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland S/S 2012 in Łódź: Lucja Wojtala

For S/S 2012 Lucja Wojtala produced a range of geometric jacquard knitwear inspired by the traditional aesthetics of South America, Turkey, India and Africa. Fabulous stuff, shown on Sunday 30th October 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lucja Wojtala S/S 2012 by Kareena Zerefos. I really liked Lucja Wojtala‘s new collection, which featured intricate jacquard knits in a variety of wonderful designs inspired by the traditional aesthetics […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland S/S 2012 in Łódź: Blessus

New design team Marta Matuszewska and Michael Hekmat showed their Blessus collaboration on the catwalk on Sunday 30th October 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Blessus S/S 2012 by Gareth A Hopkins. Blessus showed Navaho against a bright orange screen, a suitable background to an earthy collection of burnt shades inspired by the Navajo indians […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule S/S 2012 in Łódź: Olga Szynkarczuk

Olga Szynkarczuk's fabulous BIOmimicry collection was shown on Sunday 30th October on the Off Out Of Schedule catwalk: brilliantly inventive and on trend laser cutting, knitwear and futuristic shapes galore.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Olga Szynkarczuk S/S 2012 by Gareth A Hopkins. I loved Olga Szynkarczuk‘s show on Sunday. BIOmimicry featured plenty of neon fabrics mixed with clever textured knitwear, sheers and laser cut […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule S/S 2012 in Łódź: Sylwia Rochala

Sylwia Rochala showed her small but interesting collection, titled X-Ray, first thing at Off Out Of Schedule on Sunday 30th October 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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, […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland S/S 2012 in Łódź: Nenukko, Agnieszka Maciejak, Paprocki & Brzozowski

Nenukko, Agnieszka Maciejak and Paprocki & Brzozowski showed collections on the main catwalk on Saturday 29th October 2011. Featuring lots of grey, a high heeled saxophonist, and dramatic lighting effects.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Paprocki & Brzozowski S/S 2012. All photography by Amelia Gregory. On Saturday evening Nenukko, Agnieszka Maciejak and Paprocki & Brzozowski all presented collections. Here are my summaries. It was sometimes […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland S/S 2012 in Łódź: Joanna Klimas

Joanna Klimas is a celebrity magnet, so her show on Saturday 29th October 2011 was a front row bonanza. Lots of interesting pleats and elegant tailoring featured in her highly saleable S/S 2012 collection.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Joanna Klimas S/S 2012 by Antonia Parker. The stars were out in force for catwalk favourite Joanna Klimas; including daughter of an ex president Aleksandra Kwasniewska & Eurovision Dance Contest […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland S/S 2012 in Łódź: Lukasz Jemiol

Lukasz Jemiol showed on Saturday 29th October 2011 on the main catwalk. With plenty of swishing fringes, copious draped tailoring and bouncy hair.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lukasz Jemiol S/S 2012 by Joe Cruz. There was another packed show for Lukasz Jemiol, who looked to native american and cowboy influences for his S/S 2012 collection. This meant […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland S/S 2012 in Łódź: Zuo Corp

Zuo Corp presented a slick collection on Saturday 28th October 2011, featuring sculptural tailoring, pan collars, neoprene and glamourous up dos for hair.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Zuo Corp S/S 2011 by Antonia Parker. Zuo Corp used a disturbing soundtrack that featured clanging bells and what sounded like screaming monkeys. It was an odd accompaniment to a […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland S/S 2012 in Łódź: Monika Ptaszek

Monika Ptaszek presented Ptaszek for Men on the main catwalk on Saturday 29th October 2011. It was a brilliant collection that mashed up a host of influences in thoroughly Polish style.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Monika Ptaszek S/S 2012 by Antonia Parker. One of my very favourite collections at Fashion Week Poland this time around came courtesy of Monika Ptaszek, who showed a menswear collection […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule S/S 2012 in Łódź: Maldoror

Maldoror was inspired by medieval depictions of the Virgin Mary for his S/S 2012 collection, shown as part of the Off Out Of Schedule shows on Saturday 29th October 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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 […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule S/S 2012 in Łódź: Marcin Podsiadło

Marcin Podsiadlo showed his destruction themed S/S 2012 collection on the Off Out Of Schedule catwalk on Saturday 29th October 2011.

Written 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 […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule S/S 2012 in Łódź: Dominika Naziebly

Dominika Naziebly presented Cold Summer as part of the Off Out Of Schedule shows on Saturday 29th October 2011. Eco fashion at its best!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dominika Naziebly by Rebecca Higgins. Having won the Golden Thread Awards earlier this year, Dominika Naziebly stepped up to the mark with another beautiful ethically produced collection that used eco […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule S/S 2012 in Łódź: Jacek Klosinski - Hyakinth

Jacek Klosinski's Hyakinth collection for men was shown on the Off Schedule catwalk on Saturday 29th October 2011. A small but accomplished range of menswear with intricate detailing and fine accessories.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jacek Klosinski S/S 2012 by Mateusz Napieralski. Jacek Klosinski presented his Hyakinth clothing range for men first thing on Saturday morning. Models wore their wet look hair long over their deathly […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland S/S 2012 in Łódź: Wiola Wolczynska, Aleksandra Kmiecik, Michal Szulc

Polish designers Wiola Wolczynska, Aleksandra Kmiecik and Michal Szulc all showed their collections on Friday 28th October 2011. Featuring plenty of draped jersey and slouchy tailoring... with the odd bit of creative sparkle thrown in.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wiola Wolczynska S/S 2012. All photography by Amelia Gregory. Wiola Wolczynska, Aleksandra Kmiecik and Michal Szulc showed on the main catwalk on Friday afternoon; here’s what I thought of each […]