A collection for angels, with beautiful chiffons and light varied colours. Completely unexpected, and was a good marketing move compared to all the other collections, which used dark, heavy materials and shades.
This collection raised a lot of controversy- except from being my favourite show, the others were right. What is the point of having winter and spring editions of fashion week if spring collections are shown at the winter editions, and possibly the other way around? With the viewing of this collection, does that mean that designers can do whatever kind of collections they want, at whatever time? What I don’t want to say is that I didn’t enjoy the collection because of this. Yes, I was startled, but the dresses were too beautiful and the atmosphere too pleasant to really care.
Nothing in fashion is said to be inappropriate- after the creations of Alexander McQueen and Marc Jacobs designers really saw that there are no limits when it comes to the context of their creations, and it is up to them to convey a certain image of their brand to the world. Obviously, with enough respect of the actual fashion industry and specific techniques- both Alexander and Marc would have gotten nowhere had it not been for their meticulous attention to detail and tailoring. Now this is yet to be seen on the catwalks at the most prominent fashion event in Poland, but it does not mean it cannot happen.
The Viola Spiechowicz collection really brought that out to me- apart from the dreamy colours and poufs of material, the attention to details and shapes was a bit further away from that austere typical grey and black seen at the Off Fashion Schedule. The hems were properly done up, the material was elegantly folded to mimic and emphasize the curves of the woman’s body, and no detail on the belting or the models hair and make-up was left unattended. I cannot say this is a perfect collection- the pinks were a tad too bright and of course the question of seasons comes to mind, but it was definitely a well presented collection, and one that truly stood out so far at the Fashion Week.
The Viola Spiechowicz show was the only show that I think is worth really going into the photographic details- not because the photos are beautiful, but because the way the fabric works in this show is fascinating. For those who truly did not feel their show lacked anything in the design counterpart- this slideshow is for you.