The Queen of Hundreds and Thousands – a tome to the modern woman.
A week before Mercedes Benz Prague Fashion Weekend kicked off designer Zuzana Veselá debuted her Spring/Summer 2016 line to a packed house of clients and journalists at the new wine bar Strada del Vino located just behind the National Theatre.
Queen of Hundreds and Thousands begins with the cooler months of spring; a jersey bouclé suit with details accentuating the fold in the arms, soft shoulders and heart closure with the use of a traditional Czech bobbin lace.
From the suit we move towards bold stripes -either in skirt, blouse or dress form – using many of the elements of bobbin lace to create heart-shaped details; a nod to the self-sacrificing women who wears her “heart on her sleeve”. Coats are given the lace element as well, a sort of haphazard colour block at the front that meets in perfect symmetry at the back.
As spring moves forward the colour palette becomes lighter and we see a much more sexually aware, stronger woman emerge. An asymmetrical viscose tunic with leather belt brings the idea of spring with its ditzy, water coloured print. This is also seen in the ¾ sleeve, shorts suit made in poly/cotton jacquard harkening the joys of summer meadows in full bloom. Sleeves become exaggerated, either seen in bell sleeve or peasant blouses with tie closures at the wrists. Crochet and striped skirts made of baby alpaca and organic cotton bring the bobbin lace and ribbon details a new feel. Burnout velvet takes the season’s trend of transparent garments and remakes them as tunics with lace trim which can be worn separately or tucked into linen trousers or in a dress with sweetheart neck that is both a classic and alluringly feminine silhouette.
We close Queen of Hundreds and Thousands with a woman who has completed the cycle of being all things to all people, but most importantly she continues to stay true to herself first, allowing everyone to think of her as they wish.
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