AS SEEN IN VOGUE ERWIN MICHALEC’S DESIGNS HAVE A MIXED MEDIA OF ETHNIC INFLUENCES. HE IS FASCINATED WITH HAITANIAN VOODOO AND THE STRONG CONNECTION BETWEEN POLISH AND HAITIAN. INSPIRED BY THE CARIBBEAN AND AFRICAN CULTURE HAS BECOME A SIGNATURE ELEMENT THROUGHOUT HIS COLLECTIONS.
Erwin does not use any digital processing throughout the development of His designs for the individual clients and all art and fashion shows:
- The clothing is painted by hand
- Every design is different and as unique as possible
- There are not any printed works on any of his dresses
- It is real paint which is directly applied to the fabric
Creating this kind of fashion is very laborious. These techniques have gained success for Erwin as he gained second place for the Radical Designer Award. This provided him with the opportunity for his collection to showcase in Vancouver Fashion Week, Canada.
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