New dress- check. Sky-high heels- check. Fashion show ticket-check… Welcome to Prague Fashion Weekend 2012. Those who love fashion, whether die-hard fashionista’s or just admirers of well-made clothing, you will be happy to know that there are ample changes for this year’s event.
As we get closer to the big event I am sure there will be things that will change- they always do- but as a rule if there are any changes I will make sure to notify you with another post… But- let’s try to avoid confusion and frustration now and go through them one-by-one
Prague Fashion Weekend will now take place Wednesday, September 12th- Sunday, September 16th in Hradčanské Náměstí with fashion shows occuring on the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th.
Secondly- Location is everything
Prague Fashion Weekend 2012 is embracing a bit of regal charm by commandeering Hradčanské Náměstí, at the front entrance of the always stunning Prague Castle. The move is in line with the overall presentation of this year’s event- serious fashion. Not only will the location play a pivotal role in PFW, but so will the sponsors – Maybelline, Redken, and Mercedes Benz, are all heavy hitters in International fashion weeks around the world, adding a bit of clout to the Prague fashion scene.
Thirdly- The Program plus designers
Wednesday- Friday the shows will start at around 4pm (16:00) and end around 8:30pm (20:30)- with Afterparties and cocktail hours being scheduled. Saturday and Sunday shows are from 11:00am-5:30pm (11:00-17:30), with two special fashion shows- Prague Fashion Weekend Stars Fashion Show on Saturday (7:45pm) and Start-up fashion show on Sunday (6pm). There should be a total of around 25-30 fashion shows over the four day period, allowing both Czech and International talent to be thrust into the lime-light.
A limited number of tickets, for the public, will be available for each show via Ticketstream.cz where the price is expected to be around 250CZK per ticket, per show. (though the final details are still being worked out). The tickets, should begin to go on sale starting in August.
Designers for Prague Fashion Weekend 2012- Petra Balvínová- TIQE, Veronika Benešová, Oldschool, E:Be, Kateřina Geislerová, Zdeňka Imreczeová, Ivana Kaňovská, Tatiana Kovaříková, Zuzana Kubíčková, Radka Kubková, La Formela, Jakub Polanka, Stinak, Natalie Steklova, Mirka Talavašková, Zuzana Veselá, Lada Vyvialová- L’idee, Hana Stocklassova- Boheme
Other well-known labels and designers included: La Perla, Karen Millen, Blazek, Pietro Filipi, S. Oliver
Afterparties and Events
In conjunction with Prague Fashion Weekend 2012 expect there to be plenty of side events to fir your fashion fancy. Fashion workshops, speakers, and events in shops around the city are expected to take place. The final details are still being worked out, but I can promise that it will be worth it once they are!