Designer, Grzegorz Matląg

Maldoror Off out-of schedule; Polish Fashion Week Łódź

The vamp theme is undeniably kitsch on paper, and I’m not going to pretend I’m a huge fan of it – you say vampires and all I can think of is you know what and I’m not even talking about my dearest Voldemort, I’m talking about the shiny chest/literary homicide thing. So why am I sharing this collection by Madoror, I guess I was drawn by the feel of old Slavic savageness that fueled the collection. Grzegorz himself looks a bit like a Celtic warrior and that’s the sort of trait I love in a designer, something that ultimately will translate into a collection and allowing the public to own a piece of him.

Kit Jen

Poland Fashion Week (Fashion Philosophy Łódź) Day 3 & 4

It’s high time that we cut some slack for Polish fashion – yes, I’m looking at you too, Poles in the audience. Every single Polish patron we’ve spoken to in Łódź (woodge) have at least once dropped their voices and asked meekly  ‘what do you think of the fashion? it’s not great, right?’, and we were all DUDES COME ON. The organization, the crowd, the talent – I came with rather low expectations for both the city and event based on reviews from Warsaw friends and bloggers (never listening to you guys again) and in the end it turned out to be the most fun I had in a long time. It may be missing world’s top editors and latest designer frills but what Poland has that many other fashion capitals lack is the humbleness in attitude. I think I love you, Łódź.

(Tommy needs to come to Poland and show us how streetstyle snaps are done, haha this is such a wannabe.)