A Day all about the UK
The day started with tea and small scones in the British Ambassador to the Czech Republic’s residence in Mala Strana. The event, organised by Fashion Week Prague, was a carefully chosen panel of both esteemed Czech and British movers-and-shakers in Prague. Designer Beata Rajska, professor Eva Jircina, Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar Czech Republic Barbora Nesvadbova, owner of the group Carollinum Tamara Kotvalova, Chef and restaurateur Paul Day, designer Hirono, and the Ambassador herself spoke about the British youth culture, as well as the Czech youth culture, followed by a discussion about the ever-so-important Royal Family.
In the evening it was an autumn fashion show by Marks& Spencer where all things classic ruled.
Dresses were feminine and chic. Much of the dresses centered around lace details, either at the sides and scrolling down the front of peasant -style dresses with flowing skirts. A Mock cross-stitched dress reinforced the idea of “classic” bringing in a trend for fall which has been covered by every high street, for which Marks & Spencer can also be added to that list. As with most of M&S dresses cuts, focus centered around higher necklines and longer hems- very few dresses, with the exception of the tulip hemmed dress, were more than an inch above the knee.
Mens wear is an area in which Marks & Spencer excel,s and this fall collection was no different. Playing on the Oxford man and a downtown stock broker (or at least this is what I imagine) the M&S was never spoilt for choice or layers.
Of course no show from our good friends at M&S would be complete without their more casual lines. I have it on good knowledge that Marks and Spencer Czech Republic has not only leveled off price points, making them more in line with other countries, but has been working diligently to get product assortment matching the expectations of the Czech Republic. Better still all of styles on the catwalk are in store now! (PSSTT HINT! If you want the most trend forward and largest assortment of clothing go to the store on Vaclavske Namesti)