What we can see on the catwalk during the fashion show its really the end result of long, creative struggles of the designer. Day of the show connects with a huge dose of stress and uncertainty, starting with the organizational, aspects, ending with the positive reception of the collection. Therefore, on my blog a new formula of posts will be introduced. I want to show you how the preparations look like, how are the final hours before the first model on the catwalk appears organized. I will introduce you to the world of backstage, where you’ll get to know make-up artists, stylists and directors of fashion shows. I would like to start with the latest collection by Tomasz Olejniczak, known more as a Tomaotomo, which took place few days ago in Soho Factory in Warsaw. A review of Tomasz’s collection and the event itself will be posted on the blog soon!
Once my teacher of costumes said to me, "Looking at your colorful, elegant stylization I think you'll be once a dandy in Polish fashion industry." More and more I'm to agree with it.
Dandies style is definitely my favourite. My wardrobe is diverse, eclectic, but with extravagance and colors which I identify the most. Then I feel more confident, happier and fulfilled. I feel like myself.
But now you must turn for the secunde to the true nature colorful men. The origins date back to the nineteenth century dandies. Dandyism is not only exaggerated care for the perfect dress and matching colors, but most of all a way of being. Nonchalance, extravagance and elegance in behavior. When other people dressed to live, dandies live to dress. Today dandies can be found in different countries. However, the greatest number of inhabited areas of the Congo. Colorful suits, shirts, hats, ties and dress shoes. Hence, my strong interest in street fashion in Africa.
In my today's styling violin plays great, double-breasted jacket. It combines all the most important things. Colors, patterned fabric and splendor. It reminds me a bit of Versace style. It comes from the company's Condom Brothers, whose clothes you can buy in America, Asia, and also in Poland. I listed up with a wide bottom. I chose bells in edge-colored bottle green. I never thought that the bells again be hosted in my closet after 10 years. The golden rule is: "Never say never!" :) I chose awesome and unique bag with a paisley pattern, which could not fail to styling straight real dandy!
The suit for many people is only associated with men's formal clothing which is designed only for stiffs. Nothing could be further from the truth. Suit is a synonim of masculinity, class and elegance! Its origins go back to the early years of the twentieth century and it was mainly used for the informal meetings. Men were wearing frock coats and overcoats for the most important party.
Today, the suit has taken a new character. It became an inherent element of every genuine man's wardrobe. In the market we can find not only formal suits, but also everyday's and more sporty. The biggest fans of suits are the Italians. Not without a reason. It turns out that Italian tailors are masters of sewing the costumes. So I love Italian style very much. A 90% of my wardrobe is made up of a large number of shirts and jackets. The jackets are ideal for every day and multifunctional. You can put it on to work, for a walk or to a party in the club. Everything depends on our creativity.
Today I chose sapphire and sporty suit from Bytom brand. I wanted my styling to be elegant, but not conservative . So I had to use extravagant accesories. I mean a beautiful necklace, earring with fringe and a red polka-dot socks. Of course, I have taken care of a coherent whole, hence the blue hat, painted shoes and tuxedo belt .
In this styling, you can see the very unique bag made of Italian leather by Fidler brand which paid attention of Antonio de Amico (soon more details). The sunglasses comes from well-known Cazal company, which biggest fans are rap stars including Kanye West and Jay -Z. They occupy a special place in my entire collection of sunglasses.
I like today's styling. Not only because of its elegance, but mainly refinement. It refers to the Italian style and I myself feel very confident in it. Therefore, in this season I will choose classic cuts of clothes and greater elegance.
Tomaotomo is a fashion brand tailored for a perfect world for self-confident women. It is created by Tomasz Olejniczak – the gifted designer from Poznań, who understands the nature of women very well. I am following his achievements from the very beginning of his career. I have always known that Tomasz had a great potential, which would slowly evolve into his new perfect collection. The designer repeatedly presented his collections at Fashion Week Poland in Łódź. This time he showed his first independent fashion show in Soho Factory in Warsaw. Until the very moment I was thinking what I would see during the show.. His previous collections emphasized feminine silhouette very consistently, which were definitely designed for strong women. Those collections were good, but fairly predictable.
I have always been the greatest enemy of black color. At now this is the moment in which I decided to rebel a bit and I want to see if it is good for me. I got some time ago an awesome jacket with skirt from the Polish designer Ewa Szabatin. I was thinking about it for very long time. My dilemma was huge because I'm obsessed with the color and style of dandies.
I put on the very powerful styling ! The jacket and skirt are mixed with heavy boots and a great jacket from MMC Studio brand. The coat is oversize, because my silhouette is proportional thanks to a deep black. The whole styling is black & white, only socks and clutch bring some confusion. Shirt with black piping adds some elegant character, but it's only appearances. Despite the subdued color this styling is not obvious (so boring). Extravagant wins in the end - I like it! Of course, I would not be myself if I forgot about futuristic accessories. This time that role was played by the watch and bracelet.
With this styling I know that black does not have to be trivial. The devil is in fact how we treat it, whether we play with form of clothes or additives. I never thought that black color would dominate the whole styling. Apparently I like to surprise myself! I am glad that my choice of outfit did not lost my spirit. Like my the fashion idol - Marc Jacobs, I think that it is worth playing with fashion and be open to different styles. I hope that you agree with me :)
PHOTO ALEXANDRA MALEXANDRA