December 18, 2014
By Ola Prywer
Photos by Mike Pasarella
Lodz, Poland – MESSIS means harvest in Latin. The new Spring/Summer 2015 collection refers to the folk tradition associated to the completion of the harvest and pagan rituals. It is a combination of contrasts – tradition and modernity. Forms of clothes relate to everyday clothing for men and women working with the harvest, hence raw finishes, aprons in modern scene and golden details refer to the liturgical elements.
So what makes collection stunning? First of all, its lightness and delicacy. It is almost virgin and immaculate. It’s maintained in combination of beige, mint and soft gold. Yet it gives the impression of time transfer, while awareness of its modernity. Paulina Ptashnik suggests maxi trench coats for early Spring, but even that does not divest ethereal lightness of collection.
It may seem like there is nothing brand new. And so, there isn’t. All the cuts, colors and lengths are well-known. But sometimes the only way to know how to work through something is by understanding origin of it and taking a look from a different perspective.
Tasty refreshment in Polish fashion.