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PLAYDATE WITH MYSELF

The playful avalanche of colours that are the collections of Polish fashion designer Mindless Katarzyna Dworecka give every inner child the opportunity to finally fully express in the outer realm.

WORDS BY THE AUTHOR /

SUNNY SIDE UP / My graduate collection, Sunny Side Up, is a translation of my childhood memories. The inspiration came from a variety of things, from books I read as a kid to crazy cartoons such as my favourite Dexter’s Laboratory.

The starting point of this collection was the original print, which I made with the sublimation printing technique. It’s supposed to bring to mind children’s scribbles. In order to achieve three-dimensional, bubble wrap-like structure, I transformed fabric through the use of traditional Japanese shibori techniques.

Soft, scaled forms of clothes are supposed to wrap the figure and create a safe “cocoon”. Through accessories like the exaggerated colourful gloves, headbands with big bows, mattress shape-like backpack and hand-dyed colourful rain boots, I wanted to transfer a little bit of unreal, imaginary world into clothes and create magical, dreamy, fluffy, fairytale-like atmosphere. I wanted the collection to be positive, colourful with playful accoutrements and a little bit of humour running throughout, a reminder that it’s never too late to fulfill childhood dreams.

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STARDUST / In my Stardust collection, I combined inspirations from different science fiction movies and animated series like Rick and Morty or Stranger Things and blended them in a colourful, unique way with the wild, cartoonish harajuku streets fashion style and vintage halloween photos. 

I used different fabrics, prints and colours to make it look like an alien landed on earth and wanted to have fun with fashion and get crazy. Oversized green faux-fur coat with crochet daisies, star eyepatches, alien spaceship print, cow fake-fur print mixed with light semi-transparent hot pink and yellow dots fabrics, lots of ruffles, puffed sleeves, oversized Peter-Pan collars, little colourful faux-fur totes – it all sounds like an almost impossible blend but a human alien could pull it off. 

Little quirky, playful, mindless vibes make the STARDUST collection pop on the runway and vibrate fun.

The print I designed for my collection is entirely sustainable as it was digitally printed on cotton fabrics, (all produced in a Polish weaving mill and finished in accordance with the Oeko-tex Standard 100), with the use of aquatic pigmented inks made in Japan and fixed using high temperature – without using any harmful chemicals.

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SUNNY SIDE UP
Fashion Designer / Mindless Katarzyna Dworecka
Creative Director/ Photographer Agnieszka Potoczna
Male Model / Kacper Przybylak @Magnes Models
Female Model / Sara Tarnicka
Makeup Artist / Agata Rzepa


STARDUST
Fashion Designer / Mindless Katarzyna Dworecka
Photography / Alicja Wróblewska
Model / Alicja Kulak @as_management
Makeup Artist / Justyna Niziołek

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