At Paris Fashion Week, we discovered Magda Butrym, a Designer to Watch. She previewed her “SLAVIC CHIC” COLLECTION FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2024 during Paris Fashion Week. So we headed to Rive Gauch, where everything was coming up roses with pieces for every type of woman.
Magda Butrym Designer to Watch
Drawing inspiration primarily from ancient Slavic influences and goddesses, “Slavic Chic” bridges the past and present. The collection eloquently merged the age-old Slavic craftsmanship – evident in lace, crochet, and knitwear details – with modern sensibilities, reflecting the elegance of today’s woman. Echoes of vintage Polish interiors are reimagined, seamlessly weaving history into the fabric of every piece.
Central to “Slavic Chic” is the embodiment of purity and luminescence akin to a goddess’s. This is embodied in the collection’s soft, white palette, reminiscent of an untouched canvas. Subtle, cloudy neutrals complemented by stark black, cream, and mushroom brown are accentuated by vibrant red and baby blue pops, encapsulating a diverse and evocative colour story. All aspects catch many of the trends of the Paris Fashion Week runways.
“SLAVIC CHIC” COLLECTION FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2024
As a nod to its brand’s ancestry, the iconic rose symbol finds its way into the collection in various forms, be it delicate prints, meticulous embellishments, or intricate 3D renditions, continuing its legacy as a touchstone of the brand’s essence.
The collection champions femininity, emphasising the hips, showcased in bell-shaped dresses and cinched-waist leather coats. Its silhouettes are fluid, creating a distinctive and effortlessly wearable ensemble. A notable lightness permeates the collection, thanks to airy cotton poplin dresses and innovative tailoring in stretchy jersey wool.
“Slavic Chic” portrays a romantic yet formidable woman, with garments exuding a daytime allure, crafted in tactile cupro and artisanal wools. The collaboration with Heaven, led by Breanna Box & Peter Dupont, is at the heart of this collection. Breanna remarks,
“We have worked with a female flame worker on this project whilst designing with Magda from afar. We wanted to make the roses wet, as if after the rain. We resonate with roses as Magda does; it’s reminiscent of growing up in a flower shop, always surrounded by the fierce beauty that reminds you to handle with care after pricking you with a thorn.”
This sentiment gave rise to “The Glass Dress” — a gossamer mousseline marvel adorned with a dew-kissed glass rose, bridging Heven’s craftsmanship with the symbolic resonance of the rose.
In the words of Magda Butrym: “Slavic Chic is more than just fashion; it’s a narrative of dreams, simplicity, and authenticity. It’s our heritage reborn in modern form.”
We loved the entire collection, plus the plethora of accessories to match. The designer embraces every type of woman, even us curly girls. Showcasing a sexy tight dress that doesn’t look sluty but sultry from Magda Butrym. As well as young vibrante pieces as well as garments for the modest fashionista.
Hot or Not? We think definetly hot and we will see it pop up on the MOST POPULAR CELEBRITIES and Red Carpets.
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