A designer from the Polish highlands has been awarded the Best Folk Fabric 2021 Award at the International Fashion Week in Dubai.
Aneta Larysa Knap from Nowy Targ, founder of brand FOLK DESIGN, scooped the award after presenting a stunning series of dresses and coats inspired by traditional patterns from the Polish highlands.
Specialising in fusing traditional folk with modern design, Knap’s unique style takes existing emblems used in highland folk patterns and adapts them for all occasions including everyday wear.
Writing on social media straight after receiving the award, Knap said the win was beyond her wildest dreams. She wrote: “I won’t write anything else today, I am so amazingly tired that I can barely keep my head up, but happy and even though it hasn’t reached me yet – I have once again surpassed my dreams.
“The award at International Fashion Week Dubai is in my arms ‘Best Folk Fabric Poland 2021.”