Wanda Nylon #YoungIndependentFemaleStreetstyle volumes and disco hints on the catwalk for the Wanda Nylon label: Johanna Senyk focuses on dissonant materials, especially […]
Streetstyle volumes and disco hints on the catwalk for the Wanda Nylon label: Johanna Senyk focuses on dissonant materials, especially mixed in an engaging game of contrasts for a glam-rock collection dedicated to a strong woman who walks tall.
The real rock stars of the show are the outwear: in shearling, fur, wool, generally oversized with an impressive silhouette. The charismatic French-Polish designer, Johanna Senyk, winner of the 2016 ANDAM prize (the international fashion prize also won by Iris Van Herpen, Christophe Lemaire and Martin Margiela), nonchalantly mixes synthetic fabrics with shearling and cavallino, coats in canary yellow fur and denim touches. The look is completed by the perfect combination of furry berets and boots.
The Wanda Nylon label entered the market, almost inexplicably, as a fashionable rainwear brand focusing on comfort and wearability. This was the starting point of two designers and creative directors based in Paris with noted fashion backgrounds: Johanna Senyk, first fashion editor and then consultant for the likes of Givenchy, J.W.Anderson, The Row, and Peter Hornstein, the German designer specialized in hi-tech materials. The brand immediately stood out for its original cuts and strong visual design, reinterpreting vinyl, latex and polyester in a daywear key and relaunching the iconic transparent raincoat of the 60s.
For a couple of seasons, Johanna has been alone at the helm and has become an eclectic designer of ready-to-wear collections, first also for men and now only for women, surrounding herself with a tight-knit team. Her artistic influences include contemporary architecture and club culture and she seems to find the greatest inspiration in a sort of harmony of opposites: Caravaggio and the photographer Joel-Peter Witkin, Maria Callas and the Wu-Tang Clan.