Welcoming Polish designer, Magda Butrym to the Parlour X fold. Defined by a modern and refreshing approach to ‘dressing up’, Magda Butrym’s designs are characterised by celebrating the female body with silky, draped dresses, exaggerated shoulders and sumptuous fabrics like sequins and velvet. It is these elements that have established the label as an immediate favourite on social media and among women who want to look polished, elegant and feel special - for any occasion, not just evening. X-FILES welcomes exciting talent Magda Butrym and asks the designer how her collection makes every day, a special occasion.
I was always very interested and aware of fashion, but the decision to become a fashion designer was definitely a gradual process. I was still working as a stylist and a in-house designer for a local Polish brand when I did my first designs. It was a personal response to what I learnt from the women around me. I was working with actresses, journalists, women of all sizes and wardrobe needs, so I created pieces that I thought were missing. Luckily I've got a positive feedback which gave me the courage to take it further.
I think its combination of both. I consider myself quite an intuitive person, but of course you can't just “feel” it all out, being designer is also a business and you're responsible for people that work for you. I always take time to analyze the feedback of previous collection. I want to understand what women liked and wore, what they didn't and why. I am not afraid of criticism. It's a constructive point for me.
I guess every beginning is challenging. Believing that you can do it. I think you really need a good support system around you to push you through the tougher moments.
It really does put everything in the perspective, it grounds you. I think I am more focused when I design now. The motherhood has also really made me appreciate women even more.. As everyone always say, you can't really understand what being a mother means until you become one.