Designer Natalia Maczek and creative director Thomas Wirski founded Polish streetwear label MISBHV in 2013 as a small line of t-shirts for their friends to wear to the club. Yet, since presenting their SS17 “Objects of Desire” collection at New York Fashion Week in 2016, MISBHV has grown into a dominant force in both the Polish and global fashion industries. Former law students with no formal fashion background, Maczek and Wirski have defined their label through its DIY approach, local reference points, and mix of high and low aesthetics. While the brand does the majority of its printing and production in Poland, it predominantly sources European and Japanese fabrics and Italian hardware. And, while club aesthetics have remained at the heart of MISBHV, Maczek and Wirski have increasingly envisioned their brand as a luxury fashion house, as demonstrated by their SS19 collection, which draws inspiration from the post-WWII “golden age of Polish culture” and features a mix of futuristic workwear and tailoring, much of which showcases graphics, typography, and luxury-inspired monograms created by Polish graphic designer and artist Rosław Szaybo.