FASHION

SLOVAK DESIGN AT LONDON FASHION WEEK

ENG: One of my personal favorites at London Fashion Week was the amazing exhibition of fresh and emerging Slovak fashion designers at the Fashion Utopias, based in Somerset House. Merging fashion and technology was the main concept of their presentation, called ‘Fashion Source Code’, where the selected designers exemplified the re-adaptation of Slovak craft traditions.

Fashion Utopias Slovakia

One of them, Petra Kubickova took us under her wings, explained the story behind all four outfits, and also showed us the interactive magazine (which I think was the highlight of the show), giving us a good idea about the designers and their thinking.

Each and every outfit had something I found fascinating: I liked the simplicity and boldness of Barbora’s design, the way Andrea plays with forms and creates complex shapes from basics. Maros gave me the impression of a minimalist McQueen, even though that attribute is impossible related to the master, yet there was a familiar decadency and pain in Maros’s outfit. Petra’s stripes and geometry were a fabolous illusion and playful neatness.

It was lovely to see such talented compatriots being successful on the highly saturated London fashion map. Designers included: Andrea Pojezdalova, Barbora Kubíčková, Maroš Baran, Petra Kubíková

Curated by: Zuzana Šidlíková
Exhibition design by: Ján Šicko and Oliver Kleinert

Organised by: Slovak Fashion Council
Supported by: Embassy of the Slovak Republic in London, Academy of Fine arts and Design Bratislava, Slovak Design Center, Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, Visegrad Fund, Fond na podporu umenia

www.slovakfashioncouncil.sk
www.mzv.sk

Fashion Utopias

HU: A londoni divatheten lattotak kozul egyik szemelyes kedvencem a Somerset House-ban (regen ittvolt a divathet) megrendezett Fashion Utopias kiallitas volt, melyen 22 orszag kortars divatja mutatta meg magat. Azon belul is a szlovak dizajnerek pavilonja fogott meg leginkabb, ami szerintem egy fantasztikusan atgondolt, kivitelezett prezentacio volt.

Negy tervezo mutatta be munkajat, mindenki egy-egy outfitet osszerakva, ezt pedig egy interaktiv digitalis magazinnal vontak ossze, mely tovabb illusztralta a dizajnerek gondolkodasat, koncepciojat. Petra Kubikova, az egyik tervezo vett minket szarnyai ala, es elmeselt mindent, amit tudni kellett/illett.

Minden egyes munkaban volt valami, ami megfogott: Barbora egyszeru es nagylepteku vonalai, Andrea jateka az alapformakkal, melyek komplex tortenette allnak ossze. Maros dekadenciaja es fajdalma kisse McQueenre emlekeztetett, illetve annak egy minimalista valtozatara, ha ez egyaltalan lehetseges. Petra monokrom csikjai, geometriai jateka egy kivalo illuzioban es jatekos letisztultsagban parosultak.

Jo volt latni, hogy a tehetseges szlovak tervezok a telitett londoni divat gepezeteben is kitunnek munkajukkal.

Andrea Pojezdalova 1Andrea Pojezdalova 2Barbora Kubickova 1Barbora Kubickova 2Maros Baran 1Petra Kubikova 1Petra Kubikova 2

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