Marlena Czak graduated with Bachelor Degree from Design Department of Poznan University of Social Sciences and with Bachelor and Master Degree from Department of Textile and Fashion at Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź.
Her graduation collection entitled „Why me, why me” is three chapters fashion story with strong narration. Collection was qualified to the final of the international competition Łódź Young Fashion Award 2019 and also to the final of the most acclaimed polish contest for young designers OFF FASHION, where won 3rd place. Collection was also exposured during KTW Fashion Week 2019 and has got incredible press response including Vogue Polska and Harpers Bazaar Polska.
During her study in Łódź she has worked for the renowned polish premium brand HEXELINE. She also got experience working with Ricardo Preto and Dawid Tomaszewski.
She is the winner of workshops Art&Fashion Forum 2017 by Grażyna Kulczyk in category fashion design. She won over the summer course in Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London. Her works has been showcased at Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź and on MUST SEE 2019 exhibition. Her project where she reused textile trash with needle felting technique was qualified to the final of the international contest Fashioning Sustainability by Freudenberg Performance Materials.
In her collections Marlena usually oscillates between the areas of real and unreal worlds. Ambiguity, imagination’s exotica and transgression influence her the most. What fascinates her is finding bridges between concept and ergonomics of human body. Exploring traditional tailoring with trials to push boundaries. Responsible design is her main assumption. Her goal is to design useful, environmentally and body friendly cloths.