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.’