Olga Wójcik is an artist from Poland that has been turning many heads with her fashion inspired graphic designs. Olga takes her favorite cartoon characters, swags them out, and shares them for all to see on her Instagram account.
She is a fan of contemporary street wear and has recently began incorporating higher fashion brands like Kenzo into the wardrobe of featured figures. It is very common to see cast members of the iconic Simpsons to pop up as models for her creations.
Prox: Tell us about yourself. Where did you grow up, how did you get into art, and what made you create this kind of fashion inspired digital art?
Olga: Hey guys! My name is Olga Wójcik, I’m a graphic designer from Poland and I do projects as “Machonis”. I grew up in a small town in central Poland and studied computer science in Warsaw. I have been interested in computer graphics for about 7 years.
Prox: How prevalent is American fashion in Poland? How much of this cultural influence do you incorporate into your own style?
Olga: Streetwear from America is quite popular in Poland. But there are many people here who don’t know about popular brands like Supreme. I don’t wear most of the clothes that you see in my Instagram projects, but I really like Polo Ralph Lauren. I also hope that I can finally buy my first Yeezy Boost.
Prox: Why are The Simpsons at the forefront of your work? What dictates how you typically choose which cartoons to use and what is the process like when you select the outfits? Why did you choose streetwear instead of high fashion?
Olga: When I started drawing, I decided that I would only draw the cartoons I like. These are the cartoons of my childhood. I love them. I like to combine elements of modernity with tradition so recently I have linked streetwear with high end fashion. The ideas I usually take from new drops or Highsnobiety and Hypebeast photos.
Prox: What is it about this particular style that you enjoy so much? How does it showcase your creative potential?
Olga: I like the end result. Often funny, sometimes absurd. These projects are fun and I like people reacting to them.
Prox: What are your top five favorite clothing brands and sneaker silhouettes?
Olga: Polo Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Comme des Garcons Play, Supreme, Kenzo
Adidas Ultra Boost, Nike Flyknit Racer, Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V1, adidas Futurecraft 3D, Nike Stefan Janoski
Prox: Favorite Hobbies?
Olga: Graphic design and photography.
Prox: Who are some of your favorite artists, business people, creatives or intellectuals?
Olga: Ralph Lauren, Kanye West, and Jordan Belfort.
Prox: Tips for aspiring artists, entrepreneurs, and those looking to start their own programs or services?
Olga: Do your work, don’t listen to pseudo experts, don’t be offended by bad opinions ☺
Prox: Information on upcoming projects and releases?
Olga: We had Easter holidays in Poland. That's why I didn’t add anything new but more projectscoming soon.
Prox: Final Thoughts?
Olga: Thanks for the interview. It's amazing that without any big promotion, my projects have a lot of new people that are interested in my Instagram profile.
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