Dawid Tomaszewski’s ‘Metamorphosis’, an ethereal and futuristic women and men collection was presented on the evening of the first day of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Berlin. In his Spring/ Summer 2013 collection, we recognize the designers’ preference for the golden 20s, the divine collection reminding us of Parisian Haute Couture designs and of a modern fairytale. It is the designer’s debut at the Berlin event. The German and Polish designer made his first steps studying at Vivienne Westwood and founded his own label in 2009. he took his inspiration for his new fairy-like collection from a visit to Lisbon.
The designer captures numerous impressions of Lisbon in his creations: the crocheted patterns of portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, the unique Azulejo mosaics, the graphical creations of Eduardo Nery and the typical portuguese ‘Fado’ (portuguese: fado = destiny, fate) music which had its origins around 1820, or even earlier.
All those elements express the metamorphosis which is the basis for creating anything new. His colour palette consists of cream, silver, nude and carmine. As his first look, we recognize a chic corsage embellished with crystals by Swarovski Elements, that goes along with a quilted high-tech skirt. Apart from that, we see hourglass shaped dresses, straight dresses, shift dresses, tulle gowns, organza blouses, high-tech cropped jacket, cotton skirts embellished with Swarowski Elements crystals, leather skirts, cut-out tank tops, bast tops and jackets etc.
His choice of material consists of chiffons, tulle, knitwear, transparent fabrics, leather and latex. Macramé capes which are embellished with exclusive Swarovski elements symbolize the blossoming after a new chapter of the Apocalypse. Dawid Tomaszewski loves to experience with and mix different materials.
In addition to that, the designer adds latex leggings and stockings by Berlin-based label ‘Tres Boujour’ that underline the collection’s special touch.
His menswear shows layers and triangular patterns, the range of colours is dominated by shades of bordeaux and cream. As a first look, we see a creamy white cropped bast jacket, combined with jodhpur pants and a printed silk scarf. Some of his other menswear looks are composed with printed silk suits and jodhur pants, printed scarfs, fine sheer knit pullovers, bast coats, narrow printed silk trousers.
His models wear minimal make-up, a fairy-like hairstyle and a feather in front of their faces which gives an extra-futuristic touch.
(Pictures: Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Berlin)17 July 2012 Leave a Comment