CONTEMPORARY Scottish womenswear brand Birds of Prayers produces clothing to flatter all ages and body shapes. The label was founded in Edinburgh by Piotr Pyrchala. The Polish designer has always expressed a strong interest in fashion and this passion led him to join Glasgow’s Fashion Foundry in 2016.
His experience on the cultural enterprise programme allowed him to receive bespoke mentoring as well as access to local manufacturing facilities.
Birds of Prayers’ signature style features muted colour palettes which are contrasted with bold colour blocking and textures.
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It is not just the unique colour palette that makes Birds of Prayers stand out from the crowd; the design process acts as a contrast to the popular fast fashion approach of the industry.
Rather than accelerating production, Pyrchala seeks to create high-quality, durable, classic silhouettes by hand. The brand’s spring 2017 range is described as a capsule collection which showcases 15 alternative styles.
Taking inspiration from the popular Sports Luxe trend, Pyrchala approached the collection with a one-size-fits-all aesthetic. Drawing further upon the influence, pieces have a particular focus on volume.
The palette of the latest range incorporates the brand’s signature contrasting style, including shades such as burnt orange, navy blue and white. Embracing luxurious natural fibres, Pyrchala has used fabrics such as silk organza, habutai silk and lightweight cotton moleskin within the collection.
Reflecting upon the range, he said: “The collection plays a lot with texture and transparency.
It has a fresh, modern feel but still features my signature shapes such as the oversized slouchy dress and classic harem trousers.”
The range also incorporates elements of individuality as many of the details and prints which feature within the collection have been hand-painted.