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]

CPHFW SS16: Street style

I was very curious to see street style during the Copenhagen fashion week. You know, when average people here are dressed like czechoslovak most famous bloggers, how will the danish fashionables look like??'s more colorful! People are wearing strange accesories, play more with the fashion. And what  I like the most..are fashionable experienced ladies/gentlemen. As I wrote HERE, I really like how they have their own unique style and they're not afraid of wearing colours.

CPHFW SS16 : Nicholas Nybro

The next fashion show I attended during the Copenhagen fashion week, was the show of Nicholas Nybro. It was split into two parts, and I really enjoyed especially the 'pyjamas' part. I love long comfy shirts, dresses and everything that looks like a home clothing. I would wear it all day long, if I could ♥

And here is more about Nicholas Nybro from CPHFW official web:

Nicholas Nybro is a Copenhagen based fashion brand. With several collections under his belt and employment with Moonspoon Saloon, he launched his brand Nicholas Nybro in early 2011.

Nicholas Nybro specializes in conceptual clothing, costumes and art direction. His designs are characterized by a humoristic and unpretentious approach towards fashion, but without compromise in material or craftsmanship. The collections have varied over clothing and lately hats and bags have been added to the collections. 

SQ1 is part one of two collections that both take its inspiration from H. C. Andersen's renowned fairy tale, The Snow Queen, which is Nicholas Nybros favourite fairy tale. In SQ1 the setting is childhood and summer, thoughts of bees and harvest time.

CPHFW SS16 : Henrik Vibskov

My first season of Copenhagen fashion week is just over. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to attend it as a part of Fashion Map team! I'll do a small recap of my impressions from the fashion week and also from Copenhagen soon, so stay tuned!

But now let's have a look at the first, and the most A-M-A-Z-I-N-G fashion show, the Henrik Vibskov's one.

Honestly. I really like fashion shows for their atmosphere from scene to music, artistic impression, rush and excitement before the show and joy after it's over. But Henrik's collection The Hot Spray Escape was just amazing. I love those hats, skirts and patterns. These are definitely my cup of tea and I'm starting to save my money for (at least) one gorgeous masterpiece from this collection.

And what about you guys, what do you think about The Hot Spray Escape collection?

Prague Design Week

I still ove you a report from Prague Design Week! 

Second annual design exhibition Prague Design Week took place from 11 to 17 May 2015 in Kafka’s house on Old Town Square in Prague. Designers, studios, schools and manufacturers once again exhibited their products and unveil the process of its creation. 
Beside creativity, new ideas, skills, technology and hence even the products of Czech and foreign designers, craftsmen and producers, Prague Design Week annually focuses on telling stories about design and wants to show the final product as a process from the initial idea through sketches and prototypes to the finished product. 

Prague Design Week 2015 was a seven-day selective event with 74 exhibitors, visited by 65 hundreds of design lovers. 

 For more information, click on the official web of Prague Design Week.

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.