2009-05-11

Polanka, the Future, and First Contact

I come accross blog material in funny roundabout ways. For example, while catching up on my google reader this morning, I came accross a post on A Shaded View recapping a photoshoot for the Austrian Fashion Awards. Two of the outfits caught my eye and I decided to google further to see past entrants and winners. So this is how I happened upon Jakub Polanka, winner of the Kontakt Award from the 2007 AFA Festival in Austria and one of the 10 finalists for the Mango Fashion Awards.

The first thought that popped into my head was "Queen Michelle would be all over this!" Indeed, you have the drape, the harem-style pants, a few pairs of fantastic leggings, bits of sheer here and there... All in all, a perfect collection for our 21st century Queen.

Sometimes I wonder if collections such as this one are an example of a designer's present view of what the future could look like, or if the future has indeed already arrived. On the streets, much still looks the same, but judging from the multitude of collections sporting similar complicated constructions with minimal colour palettes, I can't help but be optimistic that we are on the cusp of a newer, more stylish fashion era.

Now if only we can end war and band together to eradicate famine, disease and achieve warp speed... Yes I have been watching Star Trek! I have also had a rather sleepless night spent with ideas of first contact zigzagging through my mind. Needless to say, I feel a little loopy today.










Images via jakubpolanka.com

23 comments:

MissAmy said...

Oh God, it's perfection! If only I were leggy enough I'd sell my first-born for this collection! XOXO, MissAmy

caroussel said...

Excellent collection. You're right about it being Queen Michelle.

The future's unobtainable, so let's hope you're right in thinking this kind of future has already arrived!

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Cruz said...

Love these! It's like Rick Owens meets Balenciaga. Why can't we give peace a chance and bring this world into the future? ;-)

cherie said...

this is a stunning collection!

Shay said...

these are rad. Seems the blanket-like coat has cropped up in so many collections for the fall. The need to be strong and protected seems to abound, and I hate to say it but I think protective garments and somber colours = our collective recession fears as opposed to a strong look into the future. Things just don't change that much. It would be cool if they did though, but maybe it will be more out of necessity? Gosh I'm gloomy today. :)

Amelia said...

I think we're always on the cusp of a newer, more stylish fashion era, though it may seem different when we're looking back.

I love that shade of grey. The draping is amazing.

Xenia said...

I personally want it all!!
GREAT!

Ashley said...

Beautiful futuristic chic!


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heleen db said...

This isn't curing my cravings for light grey tights and black skintight blouses.

Liv said...

stunning collection!

Chloe said...

fashion is like a art. As art, I think these pieces are interresting. As a piece of clothes .. I am not sure if I want too .. maybe just not my style. But I like the gray colour, as a sculpture :)

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

Space Age Chic! Loves it!

Summer said...

I think so too.haha That they are thinking that the day will come that people and aliens will leave together.lol=) Kidding aside.hehe
Thanks for sharing those gorgeous collections.Hope to see more from you.=)

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Solo said...

Nice to see those amazing collections.Hope to see more,looking forward on your next post.Have a great day ahead.;D

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alexandra said...

craziness!! xx

Fashion Is Poison said...

HOLY @#$%^& these are tooooo good.

Pip said...

loving the grey and the layering.
I think you're blog is great - I've linked you on my blog :)


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izzy said...

Oh we bloggers come across blogging material in the weirdest places.

And I don't see why women can't start dressing like this today, I think that would be absolutely amazing.

NICOLE said...

wow!!! the futuristic fashion age is upon us. lol i really love your blog!! i was wondering if you would be interested in exchanging links? let me know if you want to?

Ashita said...

this loooks awesome!

and you have such creative flair will definitely come back for more :D

elyse said...

These are amazing! I adore the very first grey look - ruched legs, and that crazy hooded jacket.. yes please!!

cindy said...

everything form the collection is AMAZING! how i wish all of that could = my closet...

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