“Ultra Black” is the latest collaborative fashion-and-art project between Rafał Bujnowski and Bytom, a Polish luxury menswear label. A capsule collection is launched in limited edition to celebrate the encounter of contemporary Polish art and fashion.
Taking the inspiration from Bujnowski’s monochrome Lamp Black painting series—painted with just one shade of black oil paint—the main motif of the collection is the absolute minimalism of the black color. When the surface of such painting is struck by various kinds of light, it creates the illusion of being three-dimensional and multicolored. So does the use of mixed high-quality fabrics, all of different structure but in the same color, in the Ultra Black collection.
The collection features elegant and formal wear such as suits, shirts and bow ties, but also more casual turtlenecks, joggers and a series of t-shirts and longsleeves. All in black, with just one element in white: a special t-shirt with a print of Bujnowski’s charcoal drawing. All is available online on bytom.com.pl
A short video was prepared by the director’s duo Jakubowska/Gronowski (Shootme Warsaw) at Raster and Zachęta National Art Gallery to promote the collection’s concept of searching for the darkest black: