Sultry and Sophisticated all for The Church of St.Simon and St.Jude
The first day of fashion shows was a bit of the same (in a good way), and complete with a lot of exposed skin! While the rain threaten to ruin many an outfit and pairs of shoes, two weeks back, it certainly didn’t damper the mood of excitement for the shows on that evening.
Tatiana reintroduced her a/w 2012 collection with as much zeal and enthusiasm as that of Prague Fashion Weekend. It was in fact the same line with only the make-up and hair styles changing, though the impact of the collection was exactly the same. Fine tailoring, structured jackets and coats, with feminine dresses- it’s something that we have come to expect from this fine talent.
Zuzana Kubíčková has decided to head in a new direction; namely that of lingerie. Much like her Prague Fashion Weekend line, this s/s 2013 creation was a collection that skirted the line of demure good girl and a sexy femme fatale. The collection had subtle similarities to that of La Perla or Agent Provocateur, but it was uniquely all her own.
While the vast majority of pieces were wearable there were quite a few pieces that made many in the audience blush; myself included. Take for instance a little black number whose bikini briefs were in a cheese cloth-like material with a pleather inset that looked similar to a woman who is au natural. Perhaps her muse was Georgia O’Keeffe?
The pearls and black ‘diamonds’ also returned from the PFW show. There was a fleeting moment where I honestly wondered if I could adequately argue the black diamond set as a legitimate gift to myself for Christmas. (Alas I came to the conclusion that I would more likely than not loose that argument with myself aiming for something more “practical” instead).
It would have been nice to see a few more bra’s with “support” structures, a few more Brazilian bikini style cuts, and one or two more loungewear numbers in silk and satin; something that could so easily be added to the line that there isn’t much point in me blabbering about. The collection was fun, provocative and something a woman and her partner would be satisfied with.