Posts Categorized: Fashion and Design

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The Prague Post Local fashion is ‘about the thinking, not the things’ Prague has yet to be mentioned in the same breath as Milan or Paris when speaking about fashion cities. Sure, we’ve got Gucci, Burberry and a host of other internationally acclaimed fashion houses, but not much to call our own. At least once… Read more »

Not your mother’s wedding dress

The Prague Post Vietnamese designer bucks tradition with a splash of color Walking into Mimi Lan’s Prague 1 shop, La Femme Mimi, you wouldn’t guess she’s a wedding dress designer. Full of color and whimsical features, the shop is bursting with creative blouses, skirts and dresses, along with handbags and a great selection of jewelry…. Read more »

Peek-a-Boo Fashion

Fast Lane Czech designer Monika Drápalová’s witty style What’s Czech fashion designer Monika Drápalová’s wish for the style-wearing public? “Lighten up and have fun with it!” Not a typical response from a designer who splits her designing time between France and the Czech Republic and one who believes her biggest challenge is bringing designs to… Read more »

Design Time

Fast Lane Design Time Get inspired at Designblok “Objects should have their own story.” That’s how Eva and Marcel Mochal, owners of LLEV Product Design feel about their work. Stories from a variety of people and products from the world of design will be celebrated in October at the country’s premiere design event, Designblok. “The… Read more »

Material World

Fast Lane Cuban designer Osmany Laffita create custom couture for all Some of the world’s best couture fashion comes out of Nižbor, Czech Republic. Hard to believe, but the small village about 50 kilometers west of Prague is where Cuban designer Osmany Laffita creates outfits for personalities around the world, including Ivana Trump and Dagmar… Read more »

Swinging in Style

Fast Lane Henry Cotton’s brings sporty sophistication to Prague Golfers aren’t known for their fashion sense; and most people don’t spot new trends on the golf course. But for those who appreciate well-made, classically tailored casual wear, a new brand has arrived in Prague. Henry Cotton’s opened their first boutique in the Czech Republic on… Read more »

Sneak Peek

Fast Lane Three Czech designers share their Fall/Winter collections Martina Nevarilova’s Fall/Winter collection was inspired by a photographer friend’s recent trip to Cuba. “I liked his use of colors and tried to combine that, the history of the country and something revolutionary in the collection,” she explains. Navarila-Design is known for its knitwear and easy… Read more »

Bundle up in Burberry

Fast Lane British retailer opens new shop in Prague That iconic check pattern of black, white, tan and red will be spotted a little more around Prague this fall. The reason? The opening of a new Burberry store on Paříška Street last March. It quietly snuck into the fashionable street, and is happily offering the… Read more »

Ornamental Beauty

Fast Lane Cartier Comes to Prague King Edward VII described it as “Jeweler of kings, king of jewelers” and ordered 27 tiaras from them for his coronation. For actress Elizabeth Taylor’s 40th birthday, fellow actor Richard Burton gave her a diamond of nearly 70 carats made by these artisans. Now the jeweler of royalty and… Read more »

Fashion Forward

Fast Lane A new group effort aims at putting Czech designers on the map Quick! Name a Czech fashion designer! Stumped? You aren’t alone. While names like Versace, Hugo Boss and Vera Wang spring into mind, Czech fashion hasn’t quite made it to the ranks of Milan, Paris or New York. But a small, dedicated… Read more »