Poland might not be the first European country that you would associate with fashion, but that may be about to change thanks to Ania Kuczynska. 33-year old Kuczynska is a true European girl having studied in Rome and Paris before returning to her homeland to launch her label and raise the profile of Polish fashion. Style.com featured her in December as Poland’s “most noteworthy homegrown talent”, although she won the ELLE Style Award for Best Fashion Designer in Poland back in 2006.
Her last collection entitled “Cattarato”, was inspired by a a wine-making artist friend of hers. Cattarato is an exclusive champagne-inspired vintage from Sicily, with only 2,500 bottles produced each year. Kuczynska’s collection is equally individual and refined, with pieces in luxurious fabrics such as silk, leather and Italian merino wool, in a muted palette of black, deep blue, dove grey and soft beige. Dresses, skirts and blouses feature delicate folding and draping and exquisite handstitching resulting in a collection of sophisticated separates designed for the woman “who wants to feel special and appreciates quality”, according to Kuczynska.
In Europe her pieces are available in selected boutiques in Florence, Ravenna and Rimini as well as in her flagship store in Warsaw and in other multi-brand boutiques across the city.