TANGO by Qπш Robert Kupisz Winter 2016/17
photo: Marek Makowski
Dance, along with the art of design, remains Robert Kupisz’s forte. He finds tango one of the most interesting genres because of the extreme feelings it illustrates through its form and music. Among inspirations for this collection were film classics such as Tango by Carlos Saura Atarés, Martin Brest’s Scent of a Woman or Bernardo Bertolucci’s The last Tango in Paris as well as ballroom dance tournaments themselves.
The Tango Winter 2016/17 collection features both womenswear and menswear garments and it remains faithful to the trademark Robert Kupisz aesthetic which effortlessly fuses sporty style with elegant, even theatrical pieces.
“I especially enjoy the so called dance floor tryouts when dancers warm up before the competition. This is when you see sweatpants together with ballroom attire. Such combination is very dear to me: sporty nonchalance mixed with glam. Seemingly contradicting sets and compositions, ambiguous associations.” – says the designer.
Robert Kupisz depicts the winter woman as beautiful, proud, aware of her body but also torn by contradicting emotions. And such are the presented garments. Richly embellished skirts with stiff chemises put together with sweatshirts. We see elegant flowing dresses which playfully sway in the rhythm of tango. Sexy figure hugging denim and leather pants styled together with gauzy or glossy blouses, casual sheepskin coats, jackets, and wool coats.
Menswear is consistent with the athletic vibe which the brand is known for and it portrays a bold, energetic man who is not afraid of breaking the mould. He wears shiny fabrics, layers and strong hues. The designer offers oversized sweatshirts, jackets and coats , but also structured tuxedo style blazers, shiny or see-through long sleeve shirts.
The featured textiles are soft cotton fabrics, bamboo, leather, denim, flannel, high quality viscose, intertwined with soft and stiff tulle. We see an abundance of ornaments: badges, prints, appliqués, embroideries.
Collection’s color scheme is dominantly black with a good dose of burgundies, vibrant reds, navies and greys, spiked here and there with different shades of blue.