Fashion Inside 2017

by MARINOVSKA

Last weekend, the Fashion Inside event was held in Świętochłowice. This is the third edition of these particular meetings with fashion so enthusiastically welcomed by the residents of Silesia. Because believe it or not, polish fashion is becoming our national export commodity, it really does exist and it is in a good shape. Fashion Inside proves that right, year after year, leveling up, inviting more and more interesting designers.

This year’s edition is nothing but five outstanding Polish designers who presented their selected collections.

The event opened with the high-level show of TDE brand by Tadeusz Gwóźdź. His collection is a tribute to the youth spirit and extravagance focused on unpretentious yet sexy black. Gwóźdź showed women’s projects in the style of sporty elegance, one of them presented by Oksana Popiela, who is also the face of his latest collection. The line emanates with confidence and sporty sex appeal.

Next on the catwalk appeared models in clothing and accessories of Ola Stodółka, the creator of the Unique brand. As the name suggests, this is a fairly unique combination of casual colors and cuttings with original elements and accessories entirely made of glass. The collection recalls the delicacy and elusiveness.

All the fashion shows were interspersed by a rich artistic program, including this year’s polish representative on Eurovision in Kiev, Kasia Moś and charismatic violin concert performed by Magdalena Szymańska.

Third on the catwalk appeared beautiful Italian fabrics in the collection by Mia Stilo. Its designer, Agnieszka Bonisławska created an ultra-feminine line, ethereal, full of motives of ferns, flowers, and butterflies. Especially memorable was the slogan of her campaign ”How I love myself “which certainly should be on every woman’s mirror. Or, as printed on their t-shirts. In any case, women wearing this collection will be for sure a step closer to this affirmation.

Not only of women but also of men took care Piotr Popiołek in his bold collection. Here boredom does not exist, each project appearing on the runway deepened the aura of extravagant chic and naughty pugnacity.

The last but not least were models wearing the collection of Dominika Syczyńska, the citizen of Gliwice. Some time ago she was familiar to me thanks to her jewelry items available on Pakamera.pl. Now Dominika also designs clothes, and her summer-spring collection for 2016 is full of energy, color, and determination. Tight cuts, dyed leather, fancy stitches and cuts evoke the urban jungle.

Cultural-fashion events like that one slowly fill the calendars of local events, luckily it’s a gradual and spreading phenomenon. Well, finally that fashion can be seen locally, and there are people who do their best to inculcate the interest in a wider audience.

It’s the fashion for fashion!

All Photos (za zgodą): Katarzyna Kaczmarczyk  Studio Atomówka


Winter-to-spring transitional outfit

by MARINOVSKA

March is a little nicer November’s cousin; it’s already a little warmer, the days slowly lengthen and fur hats and gloves safely end up on the bottom of the closet. For ballet flat is still too early, for the long boots is too hot, down-filled jacket ceases to fulfill its role and there is no way to already take out the denim jacket Here it is, the transitional period. In this situation, I usually combine the greatest strengths of two seasons – downy, winter sweater and faux leather spring Ramones jacket. These two things should be in every closet regardless of the style and silhouette! By choosing the appropriate proportions, cut, length as well as pocket’s and flap’s size we can fit those elements in order to cover up our imperfections and emphasize our strengths. And the bottoms such as pleated skirt, well-tailored jeans or simple, material pants can guarantee a success. Lately, I’ve become a fan of loose pants that can flatter our figure by making our legs much longer.

In the case of the Ramones jacket, it’s sometimes easy to forget that there are other colors besides black, so adored in his classic version. It is worth remembering that even in bright, nude shades or deep colors will look good. For many seasons I often wore a burgundy version of it. A key thing to remember is that a short Ramones cut should be worn by those with hips wider or equal as arms. Flaps and diagonal closure extends a top (meaning – the shoulders and bust), so people who want to avoid this effect should choose Ramones longer and/ or mandarin collar. People who are lucky to have a slim waist should wear these shorter and more tailored.


JACKET

ZARA

SWEATER

SINSAY

PANTS

H&M

BOOTS

RYŁKO



Oh, Toto, We're bot in Kansas anymore: The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

by MARINOVSKA

It is said that there wasn’t a better year in the history of cinema than 1939. The work of such directors as George Cukor, Billy Wilder, and William Wyler continues to highly occupy rankings of the best, timeless movies. These lists complete Victor Fleming, along with the adaptation of the novel “The Wizard of Oz “, a wonderful creation of Technicolor, the embodiment of children’s fantasies.

There are many reasons why the film has an unflagging audience interest. Some viewers are simply avid fans of classic cinema (yes, musicals once occupied the Oscar nomination lists, although here “The Wizard … ” lost to “Gone with the Wind”), some of them are curious about  the breakthrough role of Judy Garland, and some try to satisfy their curiosity, searching for the sensation, and they believe that the famous song Somewhere over the Rainbow  was sung by the actress when under the influence of, still legal back then, the amphetamines. Well, as long as there is Hollywood, there always were doctors with bags full of “boosters” that help actors fight the exhaustion during the long hours on the set. How’s in that particular case? The answer may forever remain within the walls of MGM studio.

The plot the film focuses on the hiking theme, where both the heroine and her three companions wander in Oz in search of the great and powerful wizard, hoping that he will be able to make their wishes come true. As in fairy tales and real life, is not the destiny but the journey itself that turns out to be an interesting experience and an important lesson for the heroes, because the courage, heart, and brain which the characters ask for – they already have, even before the arrival to the palace – they just had to discover it in themselves. That’s how it goes, usually what we search far away can be found on our doorstep, so if anyone has forgotten this simple truth, “The Wizard of Oz” is a suitable proposal for spending cozy Sunday morning.

The inspiration for this movie was the latest trends – an absolute renaissance of velvet and suede, especially in burgundy and ruby shades and white and blue stripes, which recently dominate on shirts and dresses – it is not surprising that the association with  Dorothy, that little girl from Kansas, occurred to me itself. I think that if her modern counterpart also wanted to follow the yellow brick road she would look like me

Ah, and those shoes.
Well, not only in Cinderella shoes have magical powers. Dorothy’s ruby slippers are probably the most famous pair of shoes in the history of cinema. Their value is valued at over three million dollars. What is interesting, in the book shoes are silver. The filmmakers decided to change them into a ruby hue that better emphasized the novelty of Technicolor.

The film costumes are recognizable almost all over the world: Dorothy’s clothing, blue dress and white shirt (in real pale pink so that in Technicolor its tone could be more intense), a gown of the Good Witch of the South, a costume of Scarecrow are one the most frequently copied disguises during costume balls and Halloween parties. What is more, Cowardly Lion’s costume was made of genuine leather (not a fan of that, to be honest) and was sold at auction to an anonymous buyer for more than three million dollars. For comparison, Dorothy’s dress was purchased for one and a half million, also during an auction.

Like the movie, the iconic costumes etched into pop culture, where next to white dresses from “Seven Years Ich “or little black dress from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” though in different adaptations always appear unchanged. As if the creators don’t want to violate specific sacrum, they refresh the film and they are faithful to Fleming’s and Cukor’s perspective, respecting the supremacy of the original.


TITLE

THE WIZARD OF OZ

DIRECTOR

VICTOR FLEMING

Costumes

ADRIAN

FAVOURITE QUOTE

Dorothy Gale: There’s No Place Like Home



DRESS

H&M

SHOES

DEEZEE