Regarded as one of the most successful alumnae of Katedra Mody, Kasia Skorzyńska also studied photography in Lisbon and worked as an intern at Richard Nicoll’s studio in London.
Cascade of Colour
“My recent visit to Poland coincided with the graduation of Warsaw Art Academy’s first ever fashion diploma students, a talented bunch, including womenswear designer Kasia Skórzyńska, whose vivid prints, inspired by the films of Wong Kar-Wai, showed accomplishment and international appeal…”
— Colin Chapman, The Guardian (July, 2014)
Regarded as one of the most successful alumnae of Katedra Mody, Kasia Skorzyńska also studied photography in Lisbon and worked as an intern at Richard Nicoll’s studio in London. These strong academic and practical influences are prevalent throughout her career. Her student collection was chosen to be shown at the Festival of Polish Culture in Beijing and shortly after graduating she founded k a a s k a s with her sister Julia Skórzyńska-Ślusarek, a sociologist.
k a a s k a s SS16
The first k a a s k a s collection was s/s 2014-15 and was inspired by Far Eastern culture and incorporated striped prints with flashes of charming vivid colour which were almost certainly a nod to the multicoloured neon lights so synonymous with Wong Kar-Wai’s films. Skórzyńska’s cuts also pay homage to the traditions of the East. The subsequent collection of s/s 2015 was inspired by the work of Ukrainian-born artist and fashion designer, Sonia Delaunay.
k a a s k a s’ collection, a/w 2015-16, has been shown at the Warsaw Calling Exhibition organised by the pci in London as part of the International Fashion Showcase during the London Fashion Week and later at Paris Fashion Week. The collection sought inspiration from the photography of Saul Leiter and William Eggleston, with a retro chic theme and an unfamiliar, rich palette of colours.
‘k a a s k a s’ collection of printed floral separates and jackets with circular pocket detailing draws inspiration from the photography of William Eggleston. Their love of colour stems from time spent living in Brazil with their diplomat mother
— Stephanie Hirschmiller, wwd magazine,