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Living out of a suitcase

 

How do I recognize, I'm totally slammed by self-inflicted work?

- I have my first coffee of the day at 7.30 pm.

- I forget to tell my friends a super cool story which happened already a week ago.

- After three months of not being at home, I can't stop working while sipping an after-dinner wine with my parents.

- Whole week passes without me listening to even a single song in my Discover Weekly.

With these feelings I came back to Copenhagen yesterday, after my tour de Prague - Bratislava - southern Slovakia - northern Slovakia - Krakow - Berlin, to enjoy the crispy Scandinavian sun for two weeks, and then hurray to Spain!

And what about you? What are you looking forward to in April?

 

top and dress: H&M Studio SS17 // bomber: H&M Trend // bag: BACK // sneakers: Nike

pics by:

Kamila Shíbalová

[VIDEO] MBPFW SS17 and What's New

Last winter, I was quite unhappy about the oragnisation and press facilities at Prague Fashion Week when compared to the similar event in Copanhagen. This summer Copenhagen proved me wrong :D I'm taking it back now, Prague is not worse! :D

What I appreciated this season at Prague Fashion Week more was something I won't experience in Copenhagen for a long time: friends. It's so sweet and refreshing to meet old friends between fashion shows, whom I share passion for fashion and local designers with. This is something that cannot really be compensated by the most comfy sofas or an endless coffee supply at CPHFW press lounge (which was kind of missing this time).

Anyway, as you might have seen on my fb, MBPFW SS17 was a totally different experience for me. For the first time, I didn't primarily shoot pics, but I made a video from the backstage! I have a feeling my work has had no big progress for some time, so I wanted to move on to something a bit different and making videos has tempted me for quite some time. So this is my second video attempt! Let's see where it will lead in the future. I'm definitely not a vlogging/classy YT formats person, I rather play with cuts, music and wanna learn some effects, so yeah..

Let's see what the future will bring!

MBPFW SS15 #2 - Polanka // La Formela backstage

In this post we continue with the Day #2 at the Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week. Today we changed our venue and left ZIBA Prague Glass Experience Museum. The shows of the leading Czech fashion designers are hosted by The skatepark on Prague's Štvanice Island for the entire Saturday's programme.



One of the best known Czech designers Jakub Polanka can be described in several sentences: a Prague UMPRUM and Paris Institut Français de la Mode graduate. A former asset to the Philippe Starck Designs team. A Mango Fashion Awards finalist and a presenting stylist at the Festival in Hyères. The designer of the year at Czech Grand Design and Hubert de Givenchy prize laureate. The best designer according to the Elle Style Awards and one of the most promising talents of the young generation according to Vogue Italia. 

Belleville, apocalypse, an epistolary love relationship, these are the topics Jakub has been working on for the last couple of seasons. The rhythm and pace of the spring/summer 2016 collection follow a well-known tune - (You Gotta) FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT (to Party)!

Our garments have an artistic basis reflecting allusions to history, culture, traditions and nature” says about their work the Czech-Slovak LaFormela trio, the Czech Grand Design Award 2014 winners. Antonín Soukup, Miroslava Kohutiarová and Katarína Ravasová reach for certain elements into the past and at the same time transform them within the intentions of contemporary aesthetics. Their style is avant-garde and slightly underground, however, still distinctly feminine. Their avant-garde and slightly underground style which still maintains a distinctly feminine character is popular among many famous Czech figures. 

The trio’s description of their new spring/summer 2016 collection is mysterious: ‘The attraction and tension between opposites is a fascinating symbiosis. Fight changes into harmony and endless surprises opening new horizons.’

MBPFW SS16 #1 - Kubickova / Geislerova backstage

Another amazing Prague fashion week for SS16 is over. Such a fabulous experience! This time I was only in the backstage, which I enjoy a bit more than catwalks. That atmosphere and vibe is frankly indescribable. I literally revel in unexpected fashion moments, finding new compositions and angles ^^

So stay tuned, photos from my first backstage are right here!



The name Zuzana Kubíčková is a byword for women’s fashion, sensitive combinations of colours and old textile techniques applied to modern garment. Lace, embroidery and pearls – all these can be found in the collections of the UMPRUM graduate and ESAA Duperré in Paris and Iceland Academy of Arts in Reykjavik intern. The collections have been launched from her own studio in Prague since 2012. The Czech author was also credited with the Fashion Designer of the Year award at Czech Grand Design in 2011. 
The successful Czech designer in the Spring/ Summer 2016 season plays with the theme of card gambling. 'The ubiquitous adrenaline and joy of the game in the collection connects with motifs of card symbols, for example in the form of embroidery. With barriers aside, you get the green light for courage, and a risky appetite. There is nothing to worry about; aces up the sleeve are not necessary. It's just a game, with a pinch of fun that leaves you balancing on thin ice, "says Zuzana.
[official text from MBPFW]


Kateřina Geislerová started to work in her field in Paris, where she studied fashion design at LISAA at first, then did internships with French fashion houses and finally, fighting strong French fashion competition, opened her own boutique. Her distinctly feminine work instantly won the hearts of the Czech audience as well as fashion connoisseurs immediately following her debut at the domestic market during Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Weekend 2012. 

After a short break in spring 2015, Kateřina is coming back to the September MBPFW’s catwalk with a spring/summer 2016 collection about which she says: ‘Day and night, night and day. Without past or future. Merging dualities, transformation. A different dimension, different perceptions, different love…’
[official text from MBPFW]


[official photos from MBPFW]

MBPFW 2015 - Day 2 // Backstage part 2


Sooo this is the last report from the Mercedes Benz Prague Fashion Week 2015. And I'm already looking forward to the next season!

How was MBPFW? Let's do a quick recap!
And HERE you can find all the posts dedicated to the MBPFW 2015.

But now let's have a look at the designers scheduled for Sunday, March 22nd at 9 p.m.

Martina Špetlová , one of the most successful Czech fashion designers, founded a brand of the same name. She is currently based in London, but you can also buy her models and designs in Milan or Hong Kong as well.




Petra Ptáčková attends the prestigious French school Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, where she has learnt manual « couture » techniques. During her studies, her magic-fine arts aesthetics, which she calls ‘magic realism’, has already started to conquer the world. Recentle, she presented her work at her own showroom at Paris fashion week, at Fashionclash festival in Maastricht, at Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days 2013 and at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam 2014.



MBPFW 2015 - Day 2 - Catwalk

This was my first real catwalk photo-shooting and also..a real trial by fire. I was cooperating with my more skilled colleague, so I was supposed to shoot the details of models from the side of runway. The pressure was significant, because the most renowned Czech designers were introducing their new collections..

Jakub Polanka is one of the best known Czech designers. Beside all, he is also the best designer according to the Elle Style Awards and one of the most promising talents of the young generation according to Vogue Italia. The new collection prepared for MBPFW F/W 2015 wass called Epistolar, and it was inpsired by a idea of a relationship of two people who have never met and never will.

Ivana Mentlová found her own fashion label IAM in 2007. She describes it as “unconventional, creative and luxurious fashion emphasising the cut and material quality. Its key motif is femininity.” The fall/winter 2015 collection is inspired by the 1980s legacy – the era of disco and punk.

Denisa Nova is a fashion designer whose work under the brand name DNB, has been on the market since 1999. A / W 2015 is a collection consisting of restored and recycled sheared Persian lamb from the years 1920 - 1970, sought and discovered at a flea market in Brussels on January 31, 2015. The collection includes jewelry and relief wedge shoes by 3D printing sculptor Helena Lukášová.

Klára Nademlýnská is one of the most popular Czech fashion designers. Her collections are characterised by their purity of style, select materials and luxurious craftsmanship. For the new fall/winter 2015 collection have been chosen materials evoking softness, warmth and protection, being feminine and light at the same time.



MBPFW 2015 - Day 2 // Backstage part 1

MBPFW is the largest fashion event in the Czech Republic. And I'm happy I was a part of it this March. On the second day of MBPFW more works of renowed Czech designers was introduced. All of them have presented their current next season collections for the first time. 

Vladimír Staněk is one of the few Czech designers devoting their work solely to men’s fashion. Besides his own brand STINAK he works also at the men’s division of the traditional Czech brand Pietro Filipi.
Lukáš Macháček works under the brand of his own name and following in the footsteps of tailoring traditions. The brand adheres to principles of simplicity, a possibility to combine and wearability, with a pinch of rebellion.
Daniela Pešková understands garment as the final layer of the human body. Her new work for F/W 2015 draws inspiration on her Granny’s home, she says. ‘It is an intimate and honest interpretation of a feeling that does not tie you up, but gently winds around you, covers you, tenderly muffles you up and invokes a feeling as familiar as the place where you can feel free to be yourself.’
Mirka Horká is one of the few Czech designers to work in men’s fashion. Mirka Holá’s collections are characterised by stylish and functional design. Her new fall/winter 2015 collection was inspired by winter sports.