Krystof Strozyna has been featured in prestigious publications from Vogue to Dazed and Confused since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2007 and his AW'13 collection took us on an underwater journey in block palette of teal, grey, black and burgundy. Inspired by John William Waterhouse's 'The Siren', yet instead of using flowing forms and sheer fabrics that are traditionally associated with the aquatic, Krystof took a less frivolous approach. The collection of dresses and separates featured structured yet feminine silhouettes that retained the Polish designer's reputation as the 'ultimate in power dressing'.
The overall aesthetic was minimalist, with carefully considered details such as exposed zips and Krystof's trademark prints - which this season took the form of abstract realisations of aquatic life; from sand to shipwrecks. Silk pieces such as fitted maxi dresses and split sleeve shirts mimicked the ripple of waves as they made their way across the catwalk whilst the nipped in waists and structured shoulders celebrated the female form in flattering closer fits. Giving the overall effect of the contemporary siren.
Text by Darcie Thompson Fields (@DarcieDF)
Images by Max Barnett (@MaxBarnettPhoto)