Poland is making its own fashion statement under the modern millinery label 'Expose Akcesoria' created by Magda Zgórska in Szczecin, Poland. Magda discovered her love for high fashion while living in Dublin and on return to Poland in 2011 established her own brand.
What do you love most about Millinery?
What I love about millinery is how fast you can make your project materialize. Sometimes it is just a few hours to make my "vision” of a headpiece appear on a head. Its pure joy!
How did you come into Millinery?
I became milliner accidentally. While living in Ireland for a good few years I had an opportunity to take part as a spectator in horse racing competitions, where I saw many women wearing beautiful dresses and fantastic head pieces….. it became my thing.
How you would describe your designs?
My own designs are first of all very wearable, easy to style with your hair and also very modern.
What is your ideal customer?
My Polish customers are fashion aware, always looking for something fresh that no one has worn before. I love that more and more ladies choose my designs for weddings and other big occasions. In Poland it is becoming more and more popular to wear a fascinator or a hat at formal events.
How have you been able to maintain hat sales during COVID?
During the COVID pandemic we have had fewer occasions to style our hair with fascinators, but I discovered that designing casual headbands is also a great thing to do and my customers love it!
What has been the largest challenge you have faced in millinery?
The challenge I have to face in my job is that some Polish women still have very conservative approach to hair styling. Polish woman like to dress safe and neutral (not all of them of course!) and fascinators are often seen as too theatrical or too loud. My job is to help them to understand that it is great to add something to your hair as a finishing touch so that they won’t look too overdressed during big events.
What is your favourite material to work with and why?
My favourite material to work with are feathers! I love how creative you can be with them!
What's your best millinery tip?
My best millinery tip will be always listen to your customer. The piece you would never think of designing might come from your customer’s idea and it can be MAGNIFFICENT!
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