Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Anna Kujawska, Agnieszka Tomczak, Natasza Rogozińska, Handmade Production Project Collection, photo: courtesy of School of Form
As part of the International Fashion Showcase 2017, students and graduates from Poznań’s School of Form present Waste Not, an exhibition which mixes local traditional Polish crafts with global trends such as up-cycling and slow-living.
Unethical, mass-produced, fast fashion is a global phenomenon, but some students and graduates of Poznań’s School of Form have decided to find resourceful ways of challenging the status quo. By using and changing the 'ready-made', slowing down the pace of the design and manufacturing process – while also delving into Poland’s traditional crafts – they aim to lessen its destructive force. Seeking a balance between contemporary luxury and the communist-era kitsch rejected by their parents, Waste Not showcases their talents in the likes of sewing, crochet and macramé, in a collection that mixes craft, tribal aesthetics and global trends, embracing the LOCAL/GLOBAL theme of IFS 2017.
Somerset House, West Wing, London
17th – 21st February 2017
Designers include: Agata Birek, Agnieszka Tomczak, Anna Kujawska, Jagoda Fryca, Kasia Kwiatkowska, Michał Wiśniewski and Natasza Rogozińska.
Curators: Wojciech Dziedzic, Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka
Exhibition Design: Beton
Organisers: the Polish Cultural Institute, School of Form Poznan, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute
The Waste Not exhibition is part of International Fashion Showcase 2017 presented by Mercedes-Benz. Organised by the British Council, British Fashion Council and Mercedes-Benz in association with London Fashion Week, IFS 2017 will take the theme of Local/Global.
Source: press materials; edited by NR, 13 Feb 2017