May 16, 2016
By Marius Brianski
Photos Courtesy of Mike Pasarella
Lodz, Poland – The ethno trend at it’s finest is presented on the catwalk by Polish designer Klaudia Markiewicz.
Esthetic inspiration from Africa’s traditional outfits form the huge spirit here. They are presented as more modern, European way. The designer focuses on the phenomenon of globalization, and how it changes the local fashion with foreign influences. One can see signature touches that Klaudia always choses to work with: rich, fiery and multi-colored pieces. There’s a lot of textures and spicy effects in each carefully thought-out outfit with fringing, patches and sequins added.
The color palette derives from the Maasai and Dogon tribal costumes with intense blues, oranges, reds, greens and gold shades. There’s a lot handicraft techniques used such as knitting and hand crochet on the traditional looms. The fabrics used are mainly Polish wools for both the men and women’s wears. The accessories like backpacks and chunky bracelets compliment each outfit consisting of long tunics, sweaters, pants, dresses, jackets and coats.
It’s clear to see that the author puts much love and thought into her work. The result here in this Fall Winter 2016/17 collection represents the best work for the designer. In it there is the mature craftsmanship required for success in foreign markets.