Kristýna Jakoby Javůrková
Young designer Kristýna Jakoby Javůrková focuses on creating clothes that are slightly extravagant but highly wearable. Her collections don’t have an age range or a specific function, meaning that any item could technically be worn to work or for a night out. Javůrková favors natural materials such as cotton and wool, as well as neutral colors and cuts.
La Formela is the brainchild of three designers (Antonin Soukuo, Katarina Kopková and Miroslava Kohutiarová). Although the brand was launched in 2009, it has gained more popularity in the past couple of years, especially after winning the Czech Grand Design in 2014 and making it to France for Paris Fashion Week. La Formela designs have an underground edge with touches of the 80s and 90s.
Tereza Rosalie Kladošová
Kladošová is one of the newest names in the fashion world, as she just graduated from Prague’s Academy of Architecture, Art and Design in 2016. Because she established her own brand while she was still in school, Kladošová is already presenting her collection, including being part of Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week. Her designs mix postmodernist cuts with unexpected colors and a touch of kitsch.
Odivi is all about being big: voluminous designs, architectural cuts and lots of lines and squares. Think of it as very fashionable streetwear. Inspired by the designer’s two biggest loves (urban living and extreme sports), Odivi offers functional clothing that feels like high fashion.
Michaela Čapková‘s designs are all about minimalism, unusual materials (including plastic) and oversize, comfortable cuts. The young designer (who hasn’t graduated from design school yet) has already had some of her designs appear in fashion magazines and periodicals.
Better known than other local designers, Spletova and her brand are nonetheless still growing. Spletova’s designs focus on the use of woven textiles and leather to create handcrafted pieces that combine innovative textures and shapes. She is also an avid pursuer of zero waste production, reusing scraps as much as possible.
Růžičková is a fashion jewelry designer who creates necklaces, earrings and more using unusual materials and shapes – think cork, slate, dark woods and copper.
A Slovak designer who studied in Prague, Sabo launched his first collection in 2012. However, his name started to grow as he started to collaborate with artists, creating special designs for them or using them as inspiration. For example, his 2016 spring/summer 2016 collection was inspired by the work of Italian artist Piero Fornasetti.
In early 2017, Kateřina Plamitzerová was nominated as the Best Designer at the Czech Centre London’s international exhibition. The award is particularly prestigious among young designers because it can be a step into a completely new level of recognition (the award is part of London Fashion Week). Plamitzerová is a fan of mixing unique styles and designs – her new collection, for example, is the result of the union between Japanese and Czech fashion influences – and using materials that provide lots of volume and work well with muted tones.