I am a freelance designer based in Paris, specialising in print and embroidery. From a very young age I had a passion for both music and drawing. After a great deal of soul searching I decided to pursue my love of the visual arts. I dreamt of going to Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design since seeing the very first Alexander McQueen shows. Bjork was wearing one of his creations on the cover of the album ‘Homogenic’ and flicking through cutting-edge magazines like ‘The Face’ and ‘ID’ at the local press office in Lodz, Poland, where I was born, my love of fashion began. Lee McQueen had studied at Central Saint Martins London and so I decided that it was where I wanted to study too: I applied and was fortunate to be accepted into Fashion Womenswear.
I associated London with my early artistic influences ranging from the likes of Isabella Blow to Aubrey Beardsley.
During my studies at Central Saint Martins I became an intern at Alexander McQueen, which was a dream come true. Thanks to this experience I realised that my main forte was surface and body-engineered design, which made me want to focus on print. Other work placements stints ensued including John Galliano, Giles Deacon, Givenchy and Marjan Pejoski. Encouraged by awe-inspiring tutors, I transferred to Fashion Print and in 2006, I gained a BA with First Class Honours, and third place in the L’Oréal New Talent Award. Whilst a student, I got distinction in both the Colin Barnes and Nina de Yorke drawing competitions. I was awarded the Fashion For Hope grant by a CSM alumnus Arkadius Weremczuk.
Often jewellery has inspired my prints, which lead me into making and designing my first jewellery collection.
Alongside seasonal collections, I also create and print my own personal projects, consuming litres of green tea and playing the piano.
I find inspiration through travel, galleries, medieval and gothic art, Florentine Quattrocento. I also admire futuristic and contemporary designers like Rick Owens and electronic music performed by artists from the Warp Label.
I am really interested in all creative ventures, not just fashion. So please don’t hesitate to contact me if you think you can get my creativity flowing.