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House of Ezis's designer, Andrzej K Pytel created a bespoke dress for Brisbane Fashion Month's Founder, Carly Vidal-Wallace and she undoubtedly stole the spotlight.

House of Ezis's designer, Andrzej K Pytel created a bespoke dress for Brisbane Fashion Month's Founder, Carly Vidal-Wallace and she undoubtedly stole the spotlight.
Image: Brisbane Fashion Month's Founder, Carly Vidal-Wallace & House of Ezis's designer, Andrzej K Pytel

Brisbane Fashion Month was a celebration of Queensland fashion and the Finale Gala was nothing short of glamour. Going out with a bang, hundreds flocked to BMW Brisbane to sip on champagne, mingle with the who's who of the industry and witness the seasons most head-turning collections by local designers.

Guests and VIPs was dressed to the nines in an outrageous and spectacular fashion. If there was one night in our city where you could go all out, it was this event. Cocktail and floor length dresses swished around in bold cuts and colours while the men impressed in their classic and daring suit choices.

Although there were many stylish highlights, there was only one best dressed. Carly Vidal-Wallace, Founder of Brisbane Fashion Month stole the spotlight wearing a bespoke silver architecturally designed dress by House of Ezis. The creation fitted her like a glove and complemented her figure like no other. She chose a minimalistic makeup look with a bold lip and her hair was straight and parted in the middle with not a single strand out of place. Her patent navy pumps and jewel encrusted earrings adorned her lobes while drawing attention to her décolletage.

House of Ezis's designer, Andrzej K Pytel created a bespoke dress for Brisbane Fashion Month's Founder, Carly Vidal-Wallace and she undoubtedly stole the spotlight.
Image: Brisbane Fashion Month's Founder, Carly Vidal-Wallace

The masses swooned over her couture dress, as did we. So to praise this creative success, we caught up with House of Ezis’ designer, Andrzej K Pytel, to talk about the masterpiece that demanded attention. All eyes were on Carly because he understood design and the female body in the most unique and extraordinary way.

Read our exclusive interview with the designer below. 


You dressed Brisbane Fashion Month’s Founder, Carly Vidal-Wallace, for the Gala Finale held at BMW Brisbane. Can you tell me about the inspiration behind the couture garment?

AKP: The inspiration emerged from the tactility and physicality of the material which the garment was made from, the current time and the place it was made for.

Carly is based in California and frequently travels back and forth to Brisbane. Was there a last-minute fitting in the lead up to the Gala Finale?

AKP: We met twice in the lead up to completing the design. The first meeting was to check the overall fit, proportion and placement of the dress on her body and the second meeting to was to make the final adjustments.

Can you talk me through the design process from start to finish?

AKP: In the early phases of a new design I like to explore simple techniques to initiate the process. I find that the most amazing and unpredictable results ‘happen’ during making itself, so it’s best to just get the ball rolling and not to over-intellectualise. This particular garment began as an exploration of the ‘tension’ created when a straight line is joined to a curved line, a common tailoring technique; scaled, re-proportioned and decontextualised.

The emergent ‘volume-in-tension’ was then draped over the female form, new features emerged from the context of the body, which then governed the act. At some point a balance was reached where the material began to conceal and fit the body. At this point, new elements were added to enclose and complete the structure, transforming a random cloth into a specific garment which can be worn.

House of Ezis's designer, Andrzej K Pytel created a bespoke dress for Brisbane Fashion Month's Founder, Carly Vidal-Wallace and she undoubtedly stole the spotlight.
Image: Brisbane Fashion Month's Founder, Carly Vidal-Wallace & House of Ezis's designer, Andrzej K Pytel

How did you feel when you saw Carly walk the red carpet in her House of Ezis couture creation?

AKP: I’m very happy with the dress, it is a return to a freer way of working with cloth and it was nice to see Carly wearing the design on the night.

Will you be designing a new couture collection anytime soon?

AKP: This garment is the first of a new collection of couture midis that we will be exploring over the next few months, launching in Feb 2018.

What’s next for you and your label?

AKP: Next is a holiday with my partner Chasca, followed by plenty of custom-made gown orders for school formals, brides and special events in 2018! 

Credit: Photos by John Pryke for Brisbane Fashion Month

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