Designer Olga Papkovitch showcased PopImpressKA Fall/Winter ’16 Collection entitled "Field of Colors" with Style Fashion Week at Gotham Hall on February 11th. The brand, PopImpressKA, consists of 3 words: Pop for the three-dimensional images used to create the fashion, impressionism for the artistic style to capture the feeling and/or experience of the art form, and PopKA which, in Russian, is Parrot (known for their vibrant and deep colors.)
The vibrant collection that made its appearance down the runway was ultra-feminine, classy, elegant, sophisticated and captured the hearts of those watching. The models were literally a walking canvas of her original artwork, which included some very familiar famous faces such as Marilyn Monroe, Statue of Liberty, as well as some ICONIC religious faces of Archangel Michael, Archangel Gabriel, and Saint Nicholas, that was silk screened in great detail on luxurious silk charmeuse fabrics. She even accessorized her designs with scarfs, bags and totes, which also featured her inspirational artwork.
The overall look of the collection was glamorous and full of life and one could see her passion poured into each piece that glided down the runway She was telling a story, a story to inspire us as much as she was inspired by the figures used in the artwork she created:
"St Nicholas reminds me every day of gifts and miracles that people get in their lives, so putting his image in my collection reminds those of the gifts and blessings from God."
"Archangel Michael is a fighter,so using his image will remind people never to give up in life."
"Marilyn Monroe always inspired me with her sensitivity and enigma as a woman, her smile was contagious, she was the people's actress and she created an unforgettable legacy."
"Statue of Liberty gives inspiration that we have great opportunities in our life and she makes us all look up and go forward towards God's will and our dreams."
It was impressive to see fashion and the fine-art approach mixed beautifully to create artfully printed high-fashion functional wear! Each piece displayed on that runway was a feeling and/or an experience that Olga had encountered in her own life and she successfully inspired those watching.
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"Olga’s Inspiration and Muses are her Mother and her favorite model Brianne Helfrich, who she features regularly in PopImpressKA Journal. Both Olga’s mother and Brianne Helfrich inspire Olga to create her line in order to bring elegance, creativity and sophistication forward, so when people wear her garments and accessories they feel confident, sophisticated and feel positive."
Justin Jedlica, known as the Human Ken Doll walked the runway.
Photo Credits: Style Fashion Week Photos & Cover Photo by Mikhail Veterv at MIKHAILVETER.COM