YOUNG POLAND

YOUNG POLAND

Nine Polish fashion photographers will cross borders to New York for a first-ever Polish fashion photography exhibition in NYC. Curated by Alexi Lubomirski, YOUNG POLAND will serve as an insight to the next generation of accomplished photographers born in Poland in the 1980's and '90's.

Coterie: Spring 2017

Coterie: Spring 2017

From February 27 to March 1, 2017, PAFF, together with the Trade and Investment Section of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, presented the collections of Polish designers MIA and GIVONT at the Coterie tradeshow. The show was held at Javits Center and presented the collections of over 1,400 exhibitors. We are happy to say that two of our Polish talents were included in this impressive list.

The week was closed with a trunk show held at the Polish Trade and Investment Section's offices in New York. Photos from the festivities, by Ivona Kaplan Photography, below...

PAFF at Coterie: February 27 - March 1, 2017

PAFF at Coterie: February 27 - March 1, 2017

PAFF is happy to announce that it will be participating in this season's Coterie tradeshow. Organized together with the Trade and Investment Section of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, PAFF's presentation at Coterie will feature the work of Polish designers MIA and GIVONT.

MIA returns to New York after presenting their Spring/Summer 2016 collection at the inaugural Polish Fashion Week (September 2015). GIVONT, a luxury millinery brand, will also be joining PAFF for a second time, after participating in last year's market week pop-up.

Coterie, is the premier global marketplace that connects women's apparel, accessories, and footwear designers with the international 'who's who' of retailers. Together with the Consulate, we look forward to presenting our Polish designers with this unique opportunity and a chance at presenting their brands on the global stage. The show will be held at Jacob Javits Center in New York from February 27 to March 1. For more information on the show, including how to gain access, visit www.ubmfashion.com.

To learn more about MIA, click here.
To learn more about GIVONT, click here.

We hope to see you there!

PAFF Pop-up: Full Details

PAFF Pop-up: Full Details

Our Polish Fashion Week 2016 Pop-up officially launches October 18, 2016. See below for a full list of details.

Location:
Inglot Pro Studio - Chelsea Market
75 9th Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Hours:
3pm - 8pm daily
Tuesday, October 18 - Friday, October, 21
AND Sunday, October 23, 2016*
*Showroom closed on Saturday, October 22, 2016.

Entry:
Free and open to the public.*
*Special evening events and presentations will be ticketed.

Presenting:
Womenswear, menswear, accessories, shoes, and jewelry

Designers:

Sponsors/Partners:

To schedule a private appointment, please contact us at rsvp@paffoundation.com. For any further questions, contact info@paffoundation.com.

We look forward to seeing you there!

PAFF Pop-up Coming to NYC!

PAFF Pop-up Coming to NYC!

Join us in celebrating Polish fashion with our week-long showroom featuring nine exceptional designers straight from Poland. 

PAFF on Onet Wiadomosci

PAFF on Onet Wiadomosci

On June 28, PAFF Founder Alexandra Borowczak was featured in an exclusive interview with Onet Wiadomosci (Onet News). Hear Alexandra discuss her motivation to start the Foundation, last year's inaugural Polish Fashion Week, as well as the selection process for this year's designers. Read the full interview right here.

Thank you Monika Jabłońska for the interview!

Design Competition 2016 Finalists!

Design Competition 2016 Finalists!

Following a long and arduous elimination process, we are extremely excited to announce this year's finalists for our Design Competition for New York Fashion Week.

Thanks to the incredibly high caliber of work, we will be inviting fifteen designers to join us in the next stage of the competition. The designers moving on to the finals include:

  1. Acephala
  2. Alicja Stańska
  3. Anna Kuczera
  4. Bartosz Kuśnierz
  5. CONFASHION
  6. Grzegorz Kasperski
  7. Hector & Karger
  8. Karolina Mikołajczak
  9. KHATEGAT
  10. Klaudia Markiewicz
  11. Girl Little Boy
  12. Natasha Dziewit
  13. PUDU
  14. UEG
  15. Waleria Tokarzewska

Next month, we will be concluding our competition with a final presentation of the designer's work before our prestigious jury. More information to follow in the coming days!

Good luck to all of the finalists!

PAFF on WTK

PAFF on WTK

"Polish-American Fashion Foundation: most przez Atlantyk" - "Polish-American Fashion Foundation: A Bridge Across the Atlantic"

On April 30, 2016, PAFF Founder, Alexandra Borowczak, appeared on Polish news-station WTK to discuss the initiative behind the Foundation as well as upcoming plans for this year's Fashion Week.

Thank you to Remigiusz Koziński for the great interview. Check it out right here.

 
 

PAFF on Dzień Dobry TVN

PAFF on Dzień Dobry TVN

"Polscy projektanci mają charpkę na zachodnie rynki" - "Polish Designers Set on Western Markets."

On April 15, 2016, PAFF Founder, Alexandra Borowczak, appeared on Poland's biggest morning talk show Dzień Dobry TVN to discuss the future of Polish designers in the West, as well as this year's upcoming Polish Fashion Week and PAFF's ongoing design competition. Joining Alexandra was this year's Polish Fashion Week 2016 headliner: Łukasz Jemioł.

Thank you to Dorota Wellman and Marcin Prokop for the wonderful interview. Make sure to check it out right here.

 
 

IP Legal Partners With PAFF

PAFF is happy to announce its partnership with IP Legal for Fashion Week 2016. We invite you to learn more about about IP Legal at: http://iplegal.warszawa.pl/

Z przyjemnością informujemy, że kancelaria IP Legal została wyłącznym Partnerem prawnym Polish-American Fashion Foundation. Jednocześnie serdecznie zapraszamy do zapoznania się z działalnością kancelarii: http://iplegal.warszawa.pl/