I am a queer immigrant from Poland, with a high interest in queer theory and camp fashion that allows the freedom of expression, playfulness and pure joy by reflecting and growing from past experiences that are shared by the people from my community. Bold, Queer, Camp Joy of living.
Within my work I reflect on my own past experiences which allow me to have an individual perspective which I would like to share within the audiences. Even though I like my work to have great meaning and story, the most important thing is that people enjoy and have fun wearing my clothes as that is what life is for.
I get inspired by my own experiences as a queer immigrant and the struggle of finding your own identity when people constantly tell you what you should be like because you are Polish or gay. The struggle of identity is something that everyone can relate to and it is something that connects us all. It is a common factor between all people no matter who they are. I am inspired by that to create a cathartic feeling by reflecting and acknowledging the facts as well as creating a feeling of belonging.
I have utilised textures to help me embrace and tell the narrative. From using crunched velvet covered in latex to boiled wool interfaced onto another fabric, textures take the garment to another level of storytelling. Textures help us feel and see the vision as well as bring it to life. I have used these to show that we can make anything beautiful as long as we can change our perspective.