June 8, 2016
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos by Drazen Zigic
Novi Sad, Serbia – Designer Piotr Drzal, one of Poland’s fastest rising stars in menswear, has come to Serbia to debut his new Fall Winter 2016/17. In it we find some rather uplifting elements included by the young man in the forms of glitz and flash.
Piotr Drzal trained in Beirut in the atelier of Georges Chakra. With that kind of reference on his resumé, it is clearly easy to see how the designer’s confidence grows exponentially with the passing of each fashion season. In this new opus he balances his cuts in reasonable proportions in his pants and jacket, while totally foregoing volume. He then contrasts them again his longer cuts, which tend to slide towards a more relaxed sportswear tone. Drzal cuts his blazers like a simple bowling shirt. He adds sleeves in a different material in order to better exhibit the simplicity of his cuts.
Drzal wants to leave nothing to chance this season. So in that spirit, the designer decided to have the shoes especially made for this new collection. They work well too with the exciting passages. First the designer offers two versions of his jumpsuit: a) one sleeveless and in a purple tone and b) a black one with long sleeves. Secondly, The other standouts in the collection includes Piotr Drzal ‘s use of bold sequins. In vivid gold, he uses them in not only the trousers, but also in the windbreaker inspired tracksuit jackets.
When the lights went down for the show’s finale, it because clear to all that Piotr Drzal ‘s work has found new appreciation in the Balkans.