Czech Culture: On the Catwalk

Prague’s fashion scene can be nothing short of extraordinary if you know where to search. Sure, you can stroll down Wenceslas Square and find H&M or Zara. Or, if you’re willing to dish out the big bucks, Pařížská street has top designers like Gucci or Dior. But when it comes to unique, top quality fashion, Prague is brimming with amazing local designers.

If you’re spending your fall semester at UNYP and get a chance to visit Prague Fashion Week in September, you can see work from many of these talented artists first hand. In fact, a few University of New York in Prague alumni are extremely active in the Prague fashion world.  Martina Hušková helped to create Fashion Map, a Czech fashion and lifestyle portal that keeps you up-to-date in what's happening in the local scene.  You can also shop for merchandise from various Czech local designers, all on one website, Designeros, established by Nela Sotonová.


ODIVI was created by designer, Iva Burkertová.  Her classic designs are coupled with interesting cuts, so that coats and dresses both fit the body like a glove and simultaneously drape elegantly to accentuate the femininity.  Though she does create seasonal work, her designs are timeless and can be worn on special occasions, or dressed down for a funky and glamorous look on a night out.

 photo: Boodya, designs by ODIVI


When it comes to modern cuts, Leeda has got you covered, literally.  Leeda takes risks with solid prints and sheer materials.  Their designs flow seamlessly from the figure, giving a somewhat ethereal look to the wearer.  You can also adorn these designs with their simple, yet brazen accessories to take your look that much further.  Dressed in Leeda, you can be certain to look remarkable.

Sister Conspiracy

Let’s not forget about the boys. Sister Conspiracy makes clothes for both men and women, but the sharp prints and fitted cuts are nothing short of conversation-stopping for men’s designs.  Sister Conspiracy was created by designers Alice Klouzková and Jana Jetelová in 2005, and boy do they understand classic chic.  Take a look at exclusive prints for a bold look, solid dress or perfectly-fitted-chino for an impressive first impression on your next dinner party.


Be a cut above the rest.  Check out Prague’s local fashion scene for a jaw-dropping look. And if you’re curious about more aspects of Prague’s lifestyle, take a first-hand look at what to eat and how to enjoy your time in this breathtaking city.

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