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Duet Paprocki&Brzozowski

Famous as a duo since 2000. They improved their skills at Faculty of Textile and Fashion and in 2002 they graduated with distinctions from Strzemiński Academy of Art. Two years later they made their debute with the first collection which brought them a title of the Designers of the Year 2004. They have many awards on their’s scorecard, such as The Golden Thread from Lodz International Fair and The Special Prize of Society for Promoting Young European Talents PROMETA. In  2005, they received the title of the Fashion and Art Personality at the 5th Fashion and Art gala in Wroclaw. They are famous for their penchant for gauzy and ethereal fabrics, feminine cuts, and elaborate forms.

Lidia Popiel

Polish TV presenter, photographer and model. She has been working as a professional photographer  since year 1985 shooting photos for polish well known  magazines as a " Zwierciadło ", "Pani", "Sukces". She is a lecturer at the Film School in Warsaw at photography department . She is working for Foundation  “Poland is a Woman”. She is a journalist of Polsat Cafe. Main Editor in of online magazine FineLife.pl. In private life-wife of Boguslaw Linda. 

Wojciech Grzybała

The journalist, an expert on trends, currently head of the fashion department in bi-weekly Gala. Previously associated with the Polish edition of Grazia (head of fashion department) and the ‘Show’ magazine, in which he ran his own column 'Trafy i Gafy'. Winner of the prestigious 'Nadzieja Kielc' award in 1999. In 2004-2008 he worked as a photographer with the largest Polish stars. He combines his fashion passions with art. A graduate of the University of Warsaw at the Department of Art History. Co-founder and president of the Andrzej Wróblewski Foundation, established jointly with the heirs of the artist (the daughter Marta Wróblewska and granddaughter Krystyna Łysik) and Magdalena Ziółkowska. Co-curator of the exhibition 'Constantly looking ahead' at

the National Museum in Krakow. From January 2015, he's an advisor to the director of the Krakow Contemporary Art Gallery Bunkier Sztuki. 

Michał Zaczyński

Freelance journalist, author of the blog michalzaczynski.com. Former associate editor of magazines 'Grazia' and 'Fashion Magazine'. In the years 2007-2012 head of style department in 'Newsweek Poland'. Fashion contests juror, permanent lecturer in the Via Moda school and Institute of Via Moda at Kozminski University.

He has published, among others, in 'Gazeta Wyborcza', 'Rzeczpospolita'. 'Wprost', 'Viva Moda!', 'Elle', 'Monitor', 'Logo', 'Coaching'.

Mariusz Przybylski 

He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts (Faculty of Textile and Fashion Design) and the School of International Studies (Faculty of International Marketing). His trademark presents the most noble fabrics, high quality of execution and innovative view at men's fashion. He has began career by creating his own collection, which was his Graduate work. Another important step in his professional life was designing the collection for spring-summer 2006. From this moment Mariusz Przybylski  moves in a clearly defined direction – to create luxury fashion for men. Boguslaw Linda, Piotr Adamczyk, Andrzej Piaseczny are his clients.

Katarzyna Zawadzka

She has been watching over the image and development of Hexeline brand (family business, owner, founder and chief designer is Halina Zawadzka) for more than seven years, acting as a Brand Manager and since January 2015 she also has the position of Chairman of the Board.
Harmonious Mother and Daughter duo successfully expands the brand in the domestic and international markets, as evidenced by numerous awards, including ‘Superbrands’, the title of ‘The Leading Woman Entrepreneurs of the World’ awarded by the organization Star Group in Los Angeles, dedicated to the promotion of women of business around the world, or by multiple listing of the name of Halina Zawadzka on the list of ‘50 Most Influential Women in Poland’ by Home & Market.

Connie Vaever

She started her career in the world of fashion from obtaining diploma in design and she has worked as fashion designer for most of her career. She created fashion collections for well-known Danish and international clothing and linen companies. She worked in the textile industry for over 15 years in the area of men’s fashion, women’s and children underwear and men’s underwear.

Since 1994 she has been permanently affiliated with Danish VIA University College (previously TEKO Design + Business) where she gives classes concerning design, clothing design and clothing design software.

Jakub 'Jacob' Bartnik

Fashion designer working under the pseudonym Jacob Birge. Winner of the Off fashion, he studied in the biggest Nordic university - TEKO in Denmark. After two years, he moved to Edinburgh to continue his education at the prestigious University of Edinburgh, where he obtained a BA (Hons) in 2012. His thesis collection was shown at the Graduate Fashion Week in London. After graduation, he received a grant from the program Starter for 6 to establish his own brand - Jacob Birge Vision, which twice presented its collections during the Fashion Week in London. He collaborated with the stylists of Lady Gaga, Jessie J, or Ada Szulc. In 2013, he was nominated for two international awards: the WGSN Global Fashion Awards and the Scottish Fashion Awards. His work has been published in magazines like Vogue, Glamour, Harper's Bazaar China, Trend land, Wanderland, Idol, Fabolous and many others.

Associate professor, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology. Master of art and design, Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University. China's "Top ten" designer. Main research directions: Traditional culture inheritance and innovation design; Fiber-Centered Fashion Promotion; Research and development for "Wearable Technology product" Custom-made clothing design. Textile and fashion industry experiences for more than 20 years. Creating independent designer brands in 2010 and holding personal design fashion show in a row in "China Fashion Week" for many years. As a main designer hold the fashion shows and responsible for the product research development projects for many fashion companies. Design for NOKIA (China) co., LTD wearable technology product research and development projects. On behalf of the Chinese designer, being invited to attend the EU "Asia-pacific Culture Week" fashion. Invited to attend "Austrian art in China" project that sponsored by Austria ministry of culture. Invited to attend “Intangible Cultural Heritage Design Exhibition”. As a costume and textile expert attend intangible cultural heritage and innovation seminars and activities for many times. As a judge reviews works of “BASIC Fashion Design Competition” and “CCTV Chinese Makeup and modeling design competition” etc.