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11 amazing fashion brands made by masters of craftsmanship

Hanna Kantor

2020 was a terrible, terrible year and that’s the fact. However, in every bad thing, you can find some positivity. So in 2020, we had the pleasure to work with many inspiring fashion brands. Together we’ve created a few fashion editorials and during these collaborations, we were amazed to discover how incredible their products are. Not only in the pictures but also in our hands. Every each of these brands offers high-quality products, unique design, and more over they work with local tailors. This is what OpenCall Magazine admires the most, as we believe in sustainability, fair trade and if this all meets art and fashion – bingo! Meet 11 inspiring Polish fashion brands that will charm you with their products.

LOBOS

Lobos was born from the idea to make the art as wearable as the handbag itself. The designers thought: why not use the bag as the canvas and marry the two? The latest collection was created in a collaboration with a fashion illustrator Anna Halarewicz. Thanks to the newest technology her illustrations were printed on the bags.

 

Lobos uses sustainable Italian leather suppliers and works with highly skilled craftsmen, who have over 37 years of experience. The result is a collaboration of art and craftsmanship with superior attention to detail, which Lobos feels proud of. 



POCA & POCA

POCA & POCA is a young fashion brand created by the talented sister and brother duo Karolina and Wiktor Gniewek, in their native country of Poland. The clothes, which look like a princess dream, are made in Poland  but also beloved by… princesses from the Emirates.  All the precious POCA & POCA pieces are carefully handcrafted by a team of master tailors in Tarnów, Poland with precision and skill, working together to produce designs of the highest quality.

PINK NYE

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FABIOLA

“Designed with passion, sewn with heart” – this sentence describes the best the handbags Fabiola and the founder, Krystian Grzeszczak, creates. Each of the bags is unique, and so are the women who wear them. Noble materials and precision of the craftsmanship is the key for Fabiola. The bags are not made in wholesale quantities, nor are they stored – each of them is made for a specific order. Fabiola uses selected high-quality leathers and durable fittings and fasteners that do not deteriorate after a few days of wearing. The clients are invited to the creation process – they can decide what colour, texture, or accessories their dream purse will have.

 

 

EPPRAM

The brand created by fashion blogger Maffashion and fashion designer Lana Nguyen. Eppram focuses on colors – from gray, black, and this season also on a strong accent of the ultra-fashionable orange color. Eppram’s DNA includes values such as courage and individualism. The collection is aimed at conscious and modern, self-confident women who appreciate not only pretty styles and patterns but also functionality and high-quality materials. The team Maffashion x Lana seems like a perfect duo combining high fashion with years of experience in craftsmanship.

BACK TO THE 70'S

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HEDONISM 

Best quality, hand crafted leather goods made with love and passion in Warsaw – this is the description of Hedonism Warsaw brand. Bags are made locally by Polish craftsmen with the idea of slow fashion. The most important thing is the quality and uniqueness of the products. To satisfy all hedonistic desires of its clients, Hedonism Warsaw proposes limited editions, which are an addition to the permanent collection as well as the possibility to personalise your own bag. 

UKLOU

The UKLOU brand offers handcrafted handbags and accessories made of natural leather. The craftmaster and CEO, Klaudia Urban gives her clients the possibility to personalise the products. The collections are characterized by functionality, simplicity and sophisticated design. All UKLOU products are entirely handmade from the highest quality materials produced in Poland. Klaudia Urban supports local producers at every stage of the production, from vegetable tanning leather produced in a local Polish tannery, to the boxes in which she packs the products.

Back to the 70's

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JUST PAUL 

Just Paul is a brand that meets the needs of a modern woman who values convenience and comfort in everyday life but also wants to emphasize her femininity and values.

The brand has two sister brands: prêt-à-porter Just Paul and net-a-porter Just Paul Privé. 

In the Warsaw atelier, Just Paul Privé makes the magic and the tailors create the dresses that are beloved by many Polish celebrities and actresses. The brand aims to build women’s self-confidence and charm. 

We know women and we know what should be done to make them feel at ease and sexy in every situation. – Just Paul says

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REILET

Reilet is a woman. A free, conscious, and sensual woman. The brand was created to appreciate classics, craftsmanship, and quality, and above all to celebrate femininity.

Reilet emphasizes what is most important in fashion – durability, and universality.

In Reilet they sew for you from the highest quality Italian silk in small, family sewing rooms in Poland.  The brand produce  clothes in a limited amount to reduce the negative impact on the environment, monitoring the production process at every step.

PINK NYE

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LOFJU

LOFJU was established in the capital city in 2011 by designer Inga Sosna and her buisness partner Dominika Krzewińska. LOFJU is dedicated for strong women who value style and individuality.It is a luxury brand, born out of the need for beauty and fashion, but above all as a tribute to perfect tailoring. The Warsaw atelier is the heart of LOFJU. There you can meet the designer, match clothes and see the latest collections and of course tailor to the needs of clients. Tailored sewing is an integral part of LOFJU, but as befits a modern brand, every year the Warsaw brand presents two collections of evening clothes and net-a-porter accessories. 

SON TRAVA

Son Trava is a Polish brand of leisurewear and recreational clothing. It was founded in 2017 by Victoria Kapriz, a designer from the Russian Black Sea coast. The name of the brand, “son trava” means “sleeping grass” because the projects are perfect for both sleeping and pleasant activities around the house, where people come into contact with nature. This seems as a perfect match for the current situation.

In the best textile factories in Italy, Son Trava chooses only natural fabrics – silk, cotton and viscose, which are airy, light and gentle on the skin.

Son Trava supports small, carefully selected suppliers and care about working conditions in local sewing workshops and sewing rooms. In Son Trava we believe in sustainable and responsible fashion, we want to protect our planet to the maximum.

GOLDEN AUTUMN

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RITA KRZYSIEK SHOES MADE IN POLAND

The brand “Rita Krzysiek SHOES MADE IN POLAND” was created out of passion for simple, beautiful and comfortable things. Rita Krzysiek stands in opposition to today’s world, which is often ruled by typical products of mass production.

The brand manufactures footwear in Poland, in a small family business, with the support and experience of specialists, which is why each pair signed with the name “Rita Krzysiek SHOES MADE IN POLAND” is the work of professional craftsmanship. The shoes are made in short series of high-quality leather and materials.