The annual calendar from Olmet, a recycling company from Tarnowskie Góry, is known as the Polish version of the world-famous Pirelli calendar produced each year by the Italian tire giant.
The unique cloth paintings, composed of recycled materials from car factories, sewing workshops, upholstery warehouses and second hand clothes shops, include depictions of Vermeer’s ‘Girl with the Pearl Earring’, Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’, a self-portrait of Frida Kahlo, and Da Vinci’s ‘Lady with an Ermine’.
Originally set up in an abandoned fast-fashion store, this is the first time a second-hand fashion outlet had been given permission to trade on Oxford Street, which is home to the world’s biggest high-street fashion brands.
The studio belonging to model-turned designer Grażyna Hase was a key part of Warsaw’s bohemian scene during the Polish People's Republic (PRL), and a critical innovator of Polish fashion design.
With sanitary pads being out of reach for most women in Kenya, Maja Kotala from Chorzów has enlisted the help of fashion brands and students from her ‘Sewing Together’ school to make the free, renewable pads.
Named among this year’s “must-have” items at the 2021 Łódź Design Festival, according to the judges, the tights stood-out not just because of their eco aspects, but also on account of their aesthetics.
A designer from the Polish highlands has been awarded the Best Folk Fabric 2021 Award at the International Fashion Week in Dubai.
Starting last year, Maja Kotala’s Sewing Together school has now partnered with the Salvation Army Kenya and has 20 graduates with their own products being available to buy online.
Each chapter in ‘Reason and flair. A century of fashion in Poland’ explores a different decade in Poland’s fashion evolution up to the present day, with all its innovations and inspirations along the way.
Used to decorate wall panels as an alternative to wallpaper, as upholstery for furniture and as a decorative covering for bags, boxes, chests and jewellery, gilt leather was once used to adorn the most luxurious noble interiors, including castles and palaces.