Not only Eva Minge or Gosia Baczyńska are the polish designers that are making furror in the Paris salons!
From today, the designer Ewa Stepaniuk, who is not widely known, joined them. The designer delighted everyone with her Palace Collection SS2019, which she presented in September during Paris Fashion Week. Mrs. Ewa is making haute couture fashion. Conceals on her creations intricate patterns of many types of lace, hand-embroider and embroider them with beads and adorn with Swarovski crystals. If you are looking for an extra look – you could not get better.
How did you become a designer:
My path to become a certified designer was very long. I did my first shows in 2003.
To become a designer one must have an innate artistic sense, which should be deepened and developed at the Academy of Fine Arts. You need all that knowledge that is provided there to create coherent collections based on good construction, and to know what to look for, when choosing fabrics. Every designer should know about the construction and sewing, because when she employs dressmaker, she knows what she can demand from them and she can easily control them.
I studied at the best university for fashion designers in Poland. The studies lasted for 3 years and included, among others, technical drawing, painting, fabric technology, clothing construction, graphics, a draft drawing, sketching.
My mentors were the professors of this University, among others Professor Dorota Sak, who is the master of clothing construction / shaping the form of clothing, Professor Dzidka Świniarska, who taught me sewing, Professor Izabela Stronias, who specializes in the design of stage costumes / theatrical and operatic costumes. Małgorzata Dobrzyniecka-Kojder who developed my imagination during painting classes and the last but probably the most important professor Barbara Hanuszkiewicz, who taught me how to design and encouraged me to continue my development. These people’s exhibitions can be admired around the world.
Walk us through your designing steps
I prepare the collection for about 5 months. I start work shortly after I show the previous collection to the world. Then most often I rest and usually new inspirations come across . If something strongly fascinates me, it is very likely that it will affect the shape of my new collection. Next, new projects are created in my head, which I transfer to paper in the form of a journal drawing and I discuss with the main dressmaker. I am lucky that I work with the best specialists in my field, whose knowledge and experience are a great support for me. Then I order the appropriate lace, fabrics and accessories: stones, crystals, glitter, decorative tapes, feathers, etc.
The prototypes are created in such a way that first the bar of my dressmakers prepares the basic part of the project according to my guidelines, which I then personally decorate with hand-cut lace, beads, Swarovski crystals, feathers.
If you order a creation for me, then you look at the prototype first, but you may not like something about it, or you may have to adjust it to your figure. I work with clients individually. I often change projects when I know the person I’m dealing with.
My creations are made for self-confident women who know their value, are brave and elegant, appreciate comfort, want to look unique, stand out from the crowd, shine.
I use in my work lace with various patterns, expensive decorations – these are no precioust Stones like diamonds yet 😉, but Swarovski crystals that perfectly add splendor to every creation. I use mostly noble, silk fabrics, or their blends, which work very well on the figure and are very alluring.
I put all my heart into my work. I try to make my ideas surprise recipients. I am glad that my projects meet with such positive reception like I got during the Paris Fashion Week.
I would like my clothes to be shown on catwalks and available in boutiques around the world. I invite you all to cooperation.