This year marks the 11th AW show by Krystof Strozyna. Rightfully putting Polish design talent on the map, his style of simple but feminine lines is minimalist and clean. This collection was however a little different.
For AW’12 Krystof Strozyna has broken away from soft shapes and opted for structured pieces. Square necklines, pointed shoulders and panelled pieces reign supreme in his collection. Each piece either had a little something extra or something taken away. Extensions of his pieces are formed through extra side panels on dresses imitating the front of a jacket or high-collared long capes. Strozyna added zips to create cheeky side slits and took away parts of the dress to form block cut out section. Thigh high slits in long skirts and dresses added a vampish quality to the selection while small silver panels and diamante cuffs gave the collection a techno-space quality. The colour spectrum swayed little away from the monochromatic scale but with occasional pop brights of cobalt blue, orange and pink. Strozyna adds interest by juxtaposing fabrics against each other with sheer chiffons shirts and skinny leather trousers.
Photography: Alan Parker