Posts Categorized: Fashion and Design

A night out in Prague, in the early 20th Century

Česká Pozice Fashion as an art form has often been displayed at Prague’s Decorative Arts Museum. Now organizers are taking a step back to look at the fashion houses that produced such couture from 1900-1948. “Over the past ten years we’ve prepared many exhibitions surrounding fashion, specifically Czech fashion pre-World War I and pre-World War… Read more »

At Designblok, High Design Comes to Prague

New York Times What used to be limited to fashion and interior decoration, now encompasses everything from cars to cuisine. High design is everywhere, and in Prague it’s celebrated annually at Designblok, running this year from Oct. 4 to 9. Over the course of the weeklong festival, manufacturers, retailers, studios and designers come together to… Read more »

Code: Mode

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 »