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CULTURE, FASHION / November 2 2011 2:13 PM

Indie Couturier Malgorzata Dudek, Hauntingly Stunning

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Polish couturier Malgorzata Dudek is steadily evolving; she dresses every Polish woman of prominence, and her celeb clientele spands from Europe to Hollywood’s red carpet. So talented is she, that when she set out designing a collection inspired by Swiss artist H.R. Giger, she got his express permission to use his artwork based solely on her sketches. Giger is famous for his biomechanical vision of the world that has shaped architecture, film, music, tattoo art, industrial design, and fashion. He enthusiastically agreed to let her use such motifs as 3D baby heads, laser leather cutting inspired by his airbrushing, and collaborative sunglasses based on Giger’s “Birth Machine“. The result is otherworldly. 

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FASHION / March 22 2010 4:23 PM

STATUS Q: Poland in Da Hizzy!

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STATUS Q: Poland in Da Hizzy!

STATUS Q: Poland in Da Hizzy!

STATUS Q: Poland in Da Hizzy!

Hey boys and girls, it’s Rachel here from Q Models reporting here from Poland. I know most of you probably associate Poland with Greenpoint (if you live in Brooklyn anyway) and Pierogis. But I am actually here to scout for some fresh new faces for our men and women’s boards. Yep that’s right Poland has some serious hotties. In fact Q’s own Izabella Miko (of Coyote Ugly fame, pictured above) is from Poland.

Nonetheless, at first I was a little worried at first when I boarded the plane for Warsaw. In my Anna Sui minidress, thigh black suede high boots, and Tano handbag, I was the most glamorous traveler on the plane. If I were flying to Paris, that same outfit would have probably rendered me so last season.

But after conducting a little reconnaissance on the web, I realized I have nothing to fear. Between Warsaw, Poznan, and Krakow, I’m visiting nineteen agencies in five days. Some of the agencies’ models have gone on to shoot Gucci, Issey Miyake, French Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Numero Homme, and Dazed and Confused to name a few. Hot!

So after I shoot the breeze with the local agents, I’ll start meeting their models one at a time. I’m looking for the models to be tall, in shape, and photogenic (duh). People often asked what an agent is looking for but it’s really hard to say. But that’s kind of like asking what chocolate tastes like. Hard to describe. However I will say personality is really important. No one wants to hang out with Debbie Downer (or Donny Downer for that matter) for eight hours on a set. Boring!

Anyway I forgot my round hair brush, so I’m off to look for a brush (you don’t want to see my hair curly with bangs) and do a little boutique hopping while I’m at it.

Stay tuned to see all the gorgeous guys and girls I’m going to find!

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GIRLS, MEN'S / July 27 2009 3:04 PM

DESIGNER TO KNOW: Asia Wysoczynska

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DESIGNER TO KNOW: Asia Wysoczynska
DESIGNER TO KNOW: Asia Wysoczynska
The website Not Just A Label has become one of Fashion Indie’s favorites, providing us and our readers with the most current and innovative designer blood. Although narrowing down my favorite Not Just A Label designers is a pretty tough task, I can confidently say that designer Asia Wysoczynska reigns among the top. Hailing from Warsaw, Poland and currently in her last year at the International Costume and Fashion Design School, Wysoczynska has recently been recognized by the fashion savvy Diane Pernet, and for good reason!
With three collections, The Taste of Life, Androgyny Tighten Up and Northern Seas Memories, Wysoczynska has quite the array of both men’s and women’s pieces. Paying close attention to structure and detail, Wysoczynska’s aim is to design clothes meaningful for the people wearing them. Without a doubt, my favorite of Wysoczynska’s pieces are the transparent organza and taffeta dresses and shirts.
Keep your eyes peeled for Asia Wysoczynska because this girl is likely to become a household name!
See more from Asia Wysoczynska at Not Just A Label here!

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