“Ania Kuczyńska is me”
by Ania Kuczyńska
Fashion designer Ania Kuczyńska talks to us about fous, the art of taking it easy and admiration of life.
In conversation: Bożena Kowalkowska Photos: Maciek Niemojewski
Do you keep a calendar?
The old school calendar I use (I always get the same one) resembles a diary to me. I like writing in it, making notes and drawing. I design my world basing it on everyday rituals – keeping an analogue calendar is one of those rituals. It allows me to plan my time better, organize my thoughts, it’s a link connecting the virtual sphere with my beloved analogue world. The diary I buy for the upcoming year has a symbolic value to me – it signifies a new beginning, a new opening, a blank, open future.
Do you have any system or rules you follow?
The process of creating a line – designing, planning, production and sales are scheduled a long time in advance, often a year in advance. The perception of time and seasons becomes very relative, time runs faster. Which is apart from scheduling my daily meetings I making broader plans. I set weekly, monthly and quarterly goals – it makes the future seem more amicable and closer.
It seems you are someone who’s got quite a lot going on, right?
I split my time between my professional life and family, work and free time evenly. Maintaining this delicate balance requires a lot of self-discipline. My lifestyle is quite intense, but paradoxically an excess of responsibilities really puts my life in order, leaving no time for coincidences.