SAPU Diploma Show 2023 open Cracow Fashion Week

13 March 2023

Cracow Fashion Awards (CFA), a competition for graduates of the Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design SAPU, inaugurates nine days of fashion shows, exhibitions, and meetings. The 14th edition of Cracow Fashion Week! One of the most important Polish fashion events, will be held from 18–26 March 2023. The project is co-financed by the City of Kraków.

An international jury of renowned fashion and media personalities will award the SAPU statuette for the best collection at the CFA Gala. Young designers from Italy, Ukraine, Lithuania, Hungary, Montenegro, China, and Romania will present their collections in the guest section. SAPU Graduation Show will take place in a new venue on the cultural map of Krakow - CKF_13 Conference Centre Fabryczna.

Innovation in Design
The Cracow Fashion Week (CFW) promotes artists, fashion designers and photographers from various countries, as well as new technologies in fashion: 3Dfashion, NFT, and Metaverse. 'Innovation in Design' is a good leitmotif for this idea. Responsible fashion and CSR are other slogans for this year's events, which correspond with current needs and trends worldwide.

European Fashion Weeks and Polish fashion events
The SAPU graduation show is an opportunity to meet and exchange experiences between representatives of many Polish and foreign institutions, including fashion schools and organizers of the European Fashion Weeks. In the CFW 2023 will participate: The Budapest Central European Fashion Week, Feeric Fashion Week (Romania), Montenegro Fashion Week, Lviv Fashion Week, Contemporary Art and Fashion Festival VIRUS (Lithuania), Wroclaw Fashion Week, Lodz Young Fashion, Fashion Night, Polki Folki (the largest folk fashion show in Poland) and Nadwiślański Fashion Week.

Partner universities
Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design continues to collaborate with other universities. Partners of CFW 2023: Poliarte Accademia di Belle Arti E Design (Ancona), Donghua University of Shanghai, Univerzitet Donja Gorica (Podgorica, Montenegro), Accademia Internazionale D'Alta Moda ED'Arte Del Costiume Koefia (Rome ) as well as AGH University of Science and Technology and the Cracow University of Economics.

Events at various locations in Cracow constitute an interesting cultural program for the City's international community. Travelers from other regions of Poland and the world will also attend CFW. Feel free to attend the openings of the CFW 2023 exhibitions starting from the 19th of March. The International Fashion Photography Exhibition "Focus on Fashion" opens in the Białoprądnicki Manor House Cultural Centre. The designs, paintings, and drawings of the legend of Polish fashion, Jerzy Antkowiak, will be shown at Kamienica Hipolitów, a branch of the Museum of Krakow. An exhibition of the Italian designer Gilberto Calzolari, organized by the Instituto Italiano di Cultura, will be on show at the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology. Galeria Subteria will showcase the contemporary history of Polish shoemaking. We invite everybody to the Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design premises for "More and More" and "SAPU in Pics" exhibitions of drawings, paintings, and photographs of  SAPU graduates.

Further events of CFW 2023
Lectures and workshops are available throughout the week. The School will host open meetings and Masterclasses with fashion authorities: Landiana (Feeric Fashion Week), Michał Zaczyński (, Marcin Świderek(Elle), Jerzy Antkowiak and Gilberto Calzolari. The International Championships of Poland in Sewing for over 20 students will take place at the School. The "przePROJEKTowani" by Radisson show will present collections by former SAPU graduates. "No Waste Show’" showing designs by  SAPU students in the spirit of responsible Fashion will be the last CFW presentation.
All shows are by Reklamex Models and Fashion Promotion Agency.
Choreography presentation by the Choreography School (KSA faculty).
Photo service is by the School of Creative Photography (KSA faculty), the only Polish photography school, ranked among the TOP PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOLS in the world by and, alongside the world's largest photography universities.

The Cracow Fashion Week organizer is the Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design, whose graduates work in the design teams of Polish and European clothing manufacturers and create Visual Merchandising in large retail spaces.

In solidarity with Ukraine
In the Potocki Palace in Krakow, we organize workshops for SAPU friends from Lviv art lyceums and Ukrainian children living in Cracow. Shows of collections by designers Tatiana Garmatyuk and Daria Vasilenko carried out by the "I am Fashion" children's group will attract a large public. Throughout the week, we invite you to Slow Fashion Caffe for the Charity PopUp Store, to which SAPU graduates and students have donated their designs. During all CFW activities, also this year, we support Ukraine in cooperation with Caritas Kraków.

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