She graduated in 2021 from Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design in Poland, faculty of fashion design. She has presented her collection multiply times in Poland, also abroad – in London and Budapest.
Her modern and sustainable brand SZCZYGIEL is a mix of conceptual techniques and high fashion, currently available in the UK and Poland.
Her diploma collection – THAT’S THE WAY I AM – was inspired by British Fashion Looks, subcultures of London, Lady Diana, Kate Moss, and Vivienne Westwood. This collection was called a COLLECTION OF THE YEAR in 2021 at Cracow Fashion Awards.
Her latest collection SPACED OUT AW2022/23 refers 80’s, inspired by the spectacular and famous, iconic Barbican center in London full of brutalism modern architecture. Big shoulders, 80’s punk fashion, power suits, bold, off-the-shoulder jackets, statement accessories, full of hybrid styles. I had a chance to see this collection during the latest BCEFW in Budapest and I totally love it!
During our short interview, Ania shared more details about her collections and future plans regarding her brand.
When did you decide to be a fashion designer?
What is the style of your brand and to whom it is devoted?
What type of fabrics do you like to work with?
Mostly I’m using fabrics from dead stocks in recycling centers and scrap stores. When I’m designing I use the rule of responsible fashion. I love to work with natural materials like cotton as they are very precious. I’m trying to play and mix them with artificial fabrics which gives them a unique appearance. It is a wonderful mix-and-match of unique designs. As we all know, diversity is the most precious currency in the fashion world.
What are your plans for the future?
At the moment I’m working on the Spring/Summer 2023 collection and have plans to open the online shop in the nearest future so please keep your eyes open. Also, I’m planning to take part in fashion shows around UK and Europe but dates have to be confirmed yet.
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