The list of finalists for IYDC 2021 is opened by the winner of 11th edition Fashion Designer Awards, Poland.
Just two weeks ago the IYDC 2020 Grand Prix winner was announced. The media conference was the final official event in this year's competition. The IYDC organizing committee is still summarizing this year's learnings, which paves the way to the next year edition. In what format IYDC 2021 will be organized, it is still difficult to say, since the global situation is undetermined. Most likely it will be a combination of off and online formats. However, as it was constantly underlined by the organizing committee, young talents are emerging and need support no matter what is happening in the world. And IYDC, with its grown recognition and popularity in the fashion industry, has the responsibility to make its platform available a year after year for promising and talented young designers the opportunity to present themselves and demonstrate their creative potential to the international fashion community.
IYDC is honoured to announce the first young designer on the list of finalists of IYDC 2021: Wiktoria Frankowska- the winner of 11th edition Fashion Designer Awards, Poland. Born on November 1, 1998, in Łódź, Poland, Wiktoria continued her education in one of the best fashion schools in Poland - International School of Costume and Fashion Design. Wiktoria felt the love for fashion from an early age. Passion, emotions, truthfulness, a sense of aesthetics are visible in every project that comes out of her hand. When she designs, she can be inspired by an idea or a quote building a further concept on it. She doesn’t avoid being inspired by architecture, people or everyday life. She has a constant desire to improve her skills and to create a new non-obvious thing.
Her winning collection was inspired by New York and the series “Sex & The City”.
“Apart from the brilliant stylizations that we can enjoy while watching the series, the most interesting are our heroines. Besides that, I can see here women who are interwoven with a shopping addiction. They lead an unrealistic shopping lifestyle. Always dressed in wonderful garments, spending everyday a massive amount of money on the things that they enjoy but at the same time don't really need. They were never thinking about changing their habits and asking themselves "Do we really need that much?" - Wiktoria commented on her collection. – “I'd like to make people aware of the importance of caring for the environment and making their purchasing decisions consciously and responsibly. Not being so impulsive like girls in these series. That's why I have created wardrobe items that are multifunctional. A big part of the collection can be transformed into somewhat avant-garde ones. They can be styled in many ways and can be worn on a daily basis. Many elements of the collection fulfil a lot of functions, for example, a jacket can be worn as a skirt.”
Collection is named MULTI from the word Multifunctionality.