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Patrycja Plesiak, Keiko Voltaire, and Harkura Aya

Updated: Aug 21, 2023

GFC Milan Fashion Week FW23


February 25, 2023 - Milan, Italy - Sexiness was in the air as Global Fashion Collective (GFC) captivated a full house with a parade of evening and cocktail attire at Milan Fashion Week. With designers from Poland and Japan, the audience saw abundant diversity and creativity for women next fall and winter.

 

The collection is inspired by the life of the great Mexican painter Frida Khalo.

Masculinity and femininity collide in the outfits. Designs are modular. They can be transformed to create many styles. Contain intense colours: yellow, green, magenta, red, and blue, but also white and black. Projects from the "Frida" collection include evening dresses, cocktail dresses, unisex suits with trains, and maxi skirts.


The creations surprise with their diversity, just like the personality of Frida Khalo. Textiles used are printed Italian jacquard, guipure, pleated mesh, and embroidered cotton. Non-obvious additions in the form of toques made of painting palettes, and ties add a claw to women's silhouettes, as well as masculinity.


"Pain, pleasure, and death are no more than a process for existence. The revolutionary struggle in this process is a doorway open to intelligence."


Patrycja Plesiak-Fugiel was born in central Poland, Lodz. She received her Master of Arts degree at the country's oldest department of textiles and clothing at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz. Plesiak has created 42 original clothing collections during ten years of work.



The creations surprise with their diversity, just like the personality of Frida Khalo. Textiles used are printed Italian jacquard, guipure, pleated mesh, and embroidered cotton. Non-obvious additions in the form of toques made of painting palettes, and ties add a claw to women's silhouettes, as well as masculinity.


"Pain, pleasure, and death are no more than a process for existence. The revolutionary struggle in this process is a doorway open to intelligence."


Patrycja Plesiak-Fugiel was born in central Poland, Lodz. She received her Master of Arts degree at the country's oldest department of textiles and clothing at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz. Plesiak has created 42 original clothing collections during ten years of work.

 

Keiko Voltaire, born in Japan, has been a dancer, teacher, and choreographer for over 20 years in her native country and the United States.

Making her Milan fashion week debut, Keiko Voltaire presents an eye-catching collection of designs focusing on elegant and feminine dresses and gowns, which have become her signature style. Her newest designs feature an exciting collaboration of LED (Light-emitting diodes), allowing the viewer to discover the creative intersecting world of dance costumes and lighting design.


The collection contains vibrant colours, cut-outs, and sheer panels. The fantastic live music of Federico Martello from Italy will also accompany Voltaire's designs during FW23!!


 

Based in Tokyo, Harkura Aya designs made-to-order wedding and party dresses for women and children. The designer exemplifies artistic expression through fashion. The fall collection has bursts of colour and floral details giving it a taste of spring in fall.

"I want to be a designer who can deliver magic, smiles, and happiness to everyone with dresses of many colors that are cute, beautiful, dignified, and bloom like flowers. The dress I make feels like art on a canvas. I put many colors on the canvas. Vividly, gorgeously, with each thought. The motto is Haruka Aya's innovative, gorgeous, and elegant design."

 

For all media inquiries, imagery, and additional information, please contact:

Lisa Bucher- Media and PR Coordinator

media@globalfashioncollective.com


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About Global Fashion Collective

Launched in October 2017, Global Fashion Collective (GFC) is a platform led by a group of dynamic individuals who share the common goal of cultivating an inclusive and diverse fashion industry. Global Fashion Collective’s mission is to accelerate designer development by producing innovative runway showcases globally in fashion capitals to increase international media visibility and expand new market opportunities for their show’s participating designers. As the sister company to Vancouver Fashion Week, which has been producing shows since 2001, GFC works with a wide range of international designers at all runway shows. After showcasing in Paris, New York, and Tokyo, the Collective plans to expand its reach with upcoming shows in London and Milan for 2023. Global Fashion Collective aims to grow to be the industry leader in providing collective shows worldwide.

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