KRYSTOF STROZYNA | SPRING / SUMMER 2012
Krystof Strozyna Spring / Summer 2012 was a celebrated affair. With celebrities lining the front row, the room filled up quickly as the lights were dimmed, and the show began.
The room waited, with baited breath, as the sound of panpipes gradually became clearer. Bright lights lit the runway; the room was clinically white and linen crisp. Strozyna’s collection began with a fast-paced model wearing high waisted, denim trousers. Gradually colours were introduced into the collection, with white, violet, mint and beige all seen in pastel hues.
Strozyna’s liking for fitted dresses was evident, showing five or six within the Spring / Summer 2012 collection. The cut of the dresses was simple; almost each piece was highlighted through the use of a different colour. This theme of visual ‘structure’ was common within this collection.
Panels were highlighted with different colours. One dress had black and beige opposing panels, cut in triangular shapes. The material used was thick, giving the dress a strong cut and a heavy look. Other dresses in the collection were more feminine and summery, using organza and netting to create new textures and patterns.
Despite the colours of garments within the collection generally being pastel hues, fuchsia featured within the styling of the collection, creating an interesting visual. Beige and mint dresses were worn with fuchsia stilettos, making the collection and the show aesthetically, extremely interesting.
Strozyna’s take on tailoring was brilliant. There was a midnight blue jacket paired with beige, floor length flares. The jacket was a stunning piece of workmanship, with double lapels and an intricate cut it completed the collection.
Krystof Strozyna’s Spring / Summer 2012 collection was an interesting collaboration of beautiful colours and strong designs.
- Felicity Thistlethwaite