Cracow Fashion Week 2017

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  • Saturday, March 18, 2017 - Sunday, March 26, 2017

At the threshold of spring, Kraków hosts a week of sustainable fashion. Presentations of environmentally-friendly collections are accompanied by exhibitions, film screenings, lectures, workshops and a debate on the fashion industry’s social responsibility.

Organised by the Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design, the Cracow Fashion Week (18-26 March) is held under the banner “Fashion & Ecology”. The event is partnered with organisations promoting corporate social responsibility: Foundation to Support Animal Protection (The PETA Foundation), Fashion Revolution (known for the question “Who made my clothes?”) and the Buy Responsibly Foundation, coordinating the Clean Clothes campaign in Poland.

We kick off on 18 March with the finale and gala of the Cracow Fashion Awards; the ICE Kraków Congress Centre presents graduation collections by the school’s students alongside designs by guests from Poland, Sweden, Spain and Ukraine. Jury members include Natasha Pavluchenko, the MMC duo Ilona Majer & Rafał Michalak, Dorota Wróblewska, Anna Jatczak, Ola Bajer and Gosia Sobiczewska. During the gala, Pat Guzik, lecturer at the school, presents her natural collection which won the international EcoChic Design Award in Hong Kong for emerging designers implementing the ideas of sustainable fashion.

Throughout the week, participants can attend presentations, vernissages, workshops and lectures and listen to a debate on the social responsibility of the fashion industry, attended by representatives of partner organisations and young designers. Pod Baranami Cinema presents films focusing on animal rights and business ethics in the context of fashion: The PETA Foundation screens the Norwegian documentary Inside Fur awarded at film festivals, while Fashion Revolution shows the American documentary The True Cost.

The cherry on the cake will be the gala finale No Waste Show at the Zabłocie Studio (25 March), during which design students present their recycled and upcycled collections created under the artistic guidance of Pat Guzik. (Dorota Dziunikowska, “Karnet” monthly)

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Fashion shows:

18 March 2017 noon CRACOW FASHION AWARDS PREMIERES
Diploma show of Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design – competition for young Polish designers
Venue: ICE Kraków Congress Centre, 17 Marii Konopnickiej Street
invitation only

18 March 2017 7pm CRACOW FASHION AWARDS GALA
The final of the young Polish designers competition and shows, the best collections of graduates of Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design of the invited collections from abroad
Venue: ICE Kraków Congress Centre, 17 Marii Konopnickiej Street
invitations only

19 March 2017 7pm NOVOTEL FASHION SHOW
Show of the invited guest collections and winners of Cracow Fashion Awards
Venue: Novotel Krakow Centrum, 5 Tadeusza Kościuszki Street
invitations only

23 March 2017 6pm AVATAR FASHION NIGHT
Show of invited guest collections, Mateusz Ziółko recital
Venue: Showroom SOLNA 1, 1 Solna Street
invitations only

24 March 2017 6pm NIEBIESKI FASHION SHOW
Show of winners of Cracow Fashion Awards
Venue: Niebieski Art Hotel & Spa, 3 Flisacka Street
ask of invitation via facebook Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design

24 March 2017 7pm SLOW FASHION CAFE
Show of the latest guest collections of Slow Fashion Cafe designers and invited guests
Venue: Slow Fashion Cafe, 10 Bożego Ciała Street
Free entrance

24 March 2017 8pm HYUNDAI AUTONEO FASHION SHOW
Final Gala of Cracow Fashion Week 2017 and premiere of the new car showroom AUTOREMO
Venue: AUTROREMO, 193 Wielicka Street
register at Grupa AUTOREMO FB profil

24 March 2017 7pm NO WASTE SHOW
Show of ecological fashion collections, made of recyclable materials created by students of Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design
Venue: Studio Zabłocie, 4D Lipowa Street
invitation only

26 March 2017 12:15 pm FASHION SHOW „MODERN WIVES”
Show of reconstructed Baroque clothes, created by Mme Chantberry oraz Hana Polášková. The show accompanies the exhibition „Treasures of the Baroque. Between Bratislava and Krakow”
Venue: National Museum in Krakow, 1 avenue 3 Maja
Free entrance

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