The Gaudi collection was created in tribute to the great artist Antonio Gaudi, who was far ahead of his time in terms of his architectural vision. Looking at his fantastic works of art, I have a feeling that Gaudi has been looking at the world through the eyes of a child all his life. He loved to play with colours and set his individual style in the approach to architecture, and most importantly, he did not see any limits, designing with panache and beyond the measure of his times. Colourful mosaic sculptures in Park Guell, the original Casa Mila tenement house or his most famous work, Sagrada Familia, aroused and still arouse amazing and often controversial emotions. Personally, I had the great pleasure of visiting Barcelona following the Gaudi route and I highly recommend it to everyone.
Coming back to the collection, it is unique for several reasons. First of all, because it was created the longest of all collections – almost nomen omen 9 months 😉 We thought for a long time in the design studio how to combine my vision with practice, which was the biggest challenge.
This is due to the fact that some models are made using the patchwork technique, their construction is made of various knitted shapes sewn together, mainly triangular and trapezoidal ones, forming an original, non-accidental pattern resembling a mosaic.
Patchwork is a very laborious technique, but it gives an original and interesting effect in the form of highlighting every smallest piece of mosaic. All pieces are stitched with a white thread, which makes each stitch very visible and the slightest imperfections will not hide.
In terms of sewing, each model is a small work of art and for this perfect workmanship, the ladies from my design studio deserve a huge applause, thanks to whom my vision could see the light of day. And although there was blood, sweat and tears, I hope you’ll find it was worth it. Certainly, we would not be able to achieve such an effect if the models were sewn from a uniform knit, even in an identical pattern that creates a patchwork. It is patchwork and precisely arranged individual pieces of multi-colored knitwear that make this unique and one-of-a-kind look of each model and it can be said that it is a unique handicraft.
The collection, similarly to Gaudi’s works, is expressive and this is mainly due to the colorus: fuchsia, emerald, turquoise and the chameleon (marine). Chameleon I have already used in the Be with Nature by KayBi collection, which, I am extremely pleased, you liked very much.
Therefore, as a complement to the patchwork models, I chose the chameleon colour, in which the trench and shawl coats were made, the Top Sport blouse and the Szałówka skirt.
Thanks to such a solution it was possible to create in this collection beautiful monochrome stylizations that can be combined with colourful patchwork models, and additionally they can be combined with models from other collections to create a perfect capsule wardrobe.
All inspiration is here: KayBi Capsule
And last but not least, the very structures of individual models. My first idea was that the coats and bomber should be double-sided, on one side patchwork on the other, chameleon, but after long attempts only the bomber jacket is double-sided and the coats are each separate, which does not mean that they cannot be worn together, which can be seen on photos. Personally, I think that it depends only on the intentions of their owner and it looks very interesting and original, and additionally, if necessary, it can be warmer and more practical – especially on a business trip because you do not have to pack the second coat in a suitcase 😉
Each model is sewn in the Sport Glam style, so you have to reckon with the fact that you will shine in it and attract attention 😉 In the presented session photos we purposely selected different types of shoes with my Fantastic Models to emphasize that depending on the circumstances Sport or more Glam.
In addition, as usual in my collections, individual models can be used in different ways, for example, coats are perfect as original dresses or long sweatshirts.
If you are interested in how exactly the Gaudi collection was created step by step, go to: something is sewing here.