Ania Kuczyńska Showroom on Mokotowska 61; SS11 Sacre du Printempts

I may be physically back in London but my backlog has been shooting stink-eyes and I have a feeling that the occasional spark I see in the corner of my eyes is from something very sharp. Again with the silence, I’m sorry about that. Then again, I remember reading somewhere that there’s nothing more boring than bloggers apologizing for their unintentinal hiatus, because, it’s really not like you typed in the url and visited every day to see if there’s a new post. Nowadays I’m just a click of ‘next’, and with another click it’s like I never posted.

I met up with Flora after she spotted me in a hotel in Warsaw. Yeah, of all places. What, I like going to hotels to play detective with my imaginary friend, are you judging me now? During our tea & coffee at Cafe Vincent I asked if she could list a few Polish designers and concept stores in Warsaw, and like I said in the last post – it was like a clean slate – where did all these cool places come from? Where did the fashion scene come from all of a sudden? Last time I heard something was in fashion it had three white stripes and garnished sportswear. Ania Kuczyńska‘s simple and understated pieces seemed to translate perfectly into the international trend of minimalism, yet I loved how it still retained that footnote of Polish sense of no-fuss dressing. It’s really in the accessories that you can see the Polish trace – the distinctive smell of leather from the North and the half-leather/half-silk scarf that curiously reminded me of the red-white flag…