Fashion & Ecology
Fashion & Ecology – the main theme of Cracow Fashion Week – will remind us how desperately the modern world needs a fresh take on designing and producing clothing. Polish fashion has a lot to say in the matter, and it can be prooved by actions of young brands, which often create in the spirit of ecology, balanced development and fair trade. CFW will suport again the international organizations dealing with those issues – Fashion Revolution Poland and Fundacja Kupuj Odpowiedzialnie (which is coordinating Clean Clothes campaign in Poland). Throughout the whole week they will be reinforcing the promotion of ecological mindset, not only in fashion but in everyday life.
The celebration of fashion in Cracow will be inaugurated with the show of the Fashion Faculty graduates – Cracow Fashion Awards competition in ICE Kraków Congress Centre (10th March). During this show we will have the opportunity to admire this year diploma collections from Fashion Faculty. The prizes for the young talents from all over the world, that are learning in Fashion Faculty, will be awarded by international jury. The members of the jury will be globally recognized fashion personalities, among others: Mark Fast (Canada, graduate of Central Saint Martins), Nawie Kuiper (Netherlands, representative Fashionclash festival), Maria Cristina Rigano (Italy, Alta Roma), Bin Chen (China, Fashion Faculty of University of Shanghai). Also Polish specialist will participate: Ilona Majer and Rafał Michalak (MMC), Ranita Sobańska (4F), Michał Zaczyński and Harel. During Cracow Fashion Awards different esthetics will meet. On the runway we will see guest collections of the designers from fashion faculty of University of Shanghai – Wang Jiefei and Howu Wenwen and also well-known Polish designer Monika Ptaszek, graduate of KSA Fashion Faculty.
Cracow Fashion Week grand finale will be the No Waste Show (18th March, Novotel Kraków City West), which will remind us to not throw away things hastily. Young designers from Fashion Faculty will create outfits made of recycled materials, under the supervision of KSA lecturers: Anna Niemczyk and Pat Guzik – the winner of EcoChic Design competition in Hongkong. The show can serve as an example of remarkable creativity, as the projects are made of materials typically not associated with clothing.
Whole week, from 10th to 18th March, will be an unique opportunity to participate in cloth- and jewellery-making workshops. Participants will learn the basics of haute couture, redressing oraz shoe designing. Also artistic photography will have its moment – exhibitions of School of Photography will be opened, among them Focus on Fashion – international fashion photography exhibition (Nowa Huta Cultural Centre).
Most events are free of charge, for the fashion shows invitations are required.