By Mariusz Brianski
October 26, 2017
Photos Courtesy of Lodz Young
Lodz, Poland – The Poland’s capitol city of fashion Lodz and its Academy of Fine Arts have started a new project, the Lodz Young Fashion competition.
Chen Zhi from China walked away with both top honors and with 30,000 euros. He won thanks to a colourful work reminiscent of pieces created at Prada. Known for her black garments is popular Polish designer Kas Kryst. She received two awards: the CoJestGrane24 and the FaceToFace award that will give her the chance to show in Paris. And Elle Poland presented an award to designer Jan Chodorowicz, who presented a work full of deconstructed silhouettes.
The place, which started the career of many designers governed the biggest names in the local industry to see the first edition of the contest with contestants from all around the world. On the catwalk are 15 collections by newcomers. The designers presented many different approaches for today’s fashion. Among them we find wearable pret-a-porter to abstract avant-garde. Worthy of mention and much praise is Stefan Kartchec and his original point of view on texture and color reinterpreting modern mens sportswear. The collection by designer Laima Jurca standouts with simple geometric garments in black and white checks that have been combined with some complex headgear.
The initiative was a huge success, with some strong hopes for the future development to become the next large-scale fashion week project in Poland.