MISBHV SS19 BRINGS POST-WAR POLAND TO THE PRESENT DAY
Warsaw-based designer Natalia Maczek founded MISBHV when she was just nineteen. What originally started out as a side project of parody designer t-shirts and streetwear-inspired sweatshirts has since evolved into a fully fledged ready-to-wear label, one that has caught the attention of Rihanna and club kids alike. Though the line offers a post-Soviet vision—one that isn’t entirely dissimilar to Vetements or Gosha Rubinsky—Maczek’s take is distinct in its ability to evade the familiar, to still feel fresh and new despite being inspired by age-old traditions.
MISBHV’s Spring/Summer 2019 show stands as the perfect testament to this ethos. Inspired by both the workwear of communist, pre-1989 Poland and the region’s poster art that emerged out of World War II, Maczek and creative director Thomas Wirski worked alongside acclaimed Polish painter Roslaw Szaybo to bring archived prints into conversation with the brand’s signature muted colour scheme and conservative tailoring. The result? A collection that bridges the gap between the past and the present, proving that what is old can very well become new again.
Production WARSAW CREATIVES
Hair SANDRA KPODONOU
Make-up MONIKA PONDO (MAC COSMETICS)
Stylist ONDINE AZOULAY
Casting Director ANNA JOZWIAK
Movement Director PAT BOGUSLAWSKI
Music FELICITA / UNSOUND
FOH/Press PURPLE PR