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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.

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

For more than 9 years, she has been watching over the image and development of the Hexeline brand (a family company whose owner, founder and main designer is Halina Zawadzka) as Brand Manager, and from January 2015 she also took the position of the President of the Management Board.
A harmonious duo of Mother and Daughter successfully develops the brand on the domestic and foreign market, as evidenced by numerous awards, including “Superbrands”; “The Leading Woman Entrepreneurs of the World” title awarded by the Star Group organization from Los Angeles dealing with the promotion of business women around the world, or the name Halina Zawadzka was repeatedly mentioned on the “50 Most Influential Women in Poland” list by Home & Market.

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 and Postgraduate Supervisor at Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT); Twenty years’ experience in teaching around clothing and textile design in BIFT.

Examiner on textile designing of China National Evaluation of Vocational Skills Organization

Visiting Scholar of the Department of Art Design and Apparel Studies of the University of Minnesota USA.

Visiting Scholar of the Department of Fashion and Textile of the Manchester Metropolitan University UK

Member of the Assessment Panel for an Arts of Fashion Foundation (AOF) Competition (USA)

Member of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA)

Participated in academic instruction and exchange in a Sino-British Joint Program at the University of the Arts London

Ewa Bardadin
Journalist, Member of the Association of Polish Journalists, correspondent from Rome in the fashion sector, stylist, fashion critic.

Chief editor of Gala Magazine. Italianist by profession, journalist by profession who has conducted hundreds of interviews with the biggest polish and international celebrities. An influencer and fashion lover who is friends with many Polish designers and knows the world of show business from the inside out. She is fluent in four languages.