A movie premiere at the final evening of MBPFW: documentary House of Z
The catwalk shows of the up-coming MBPFW edition presents established local brands as well as emerging designers
The upcoming spring edition of Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week will offer to designers and customers, besides the traditional model, “see now, buy now” presentations
The faces of the worldwide fashion campaign of Mercedes-Benz will be top model Amber Valletta and her son
fashion week will open with the second edition of late night shopping on September 1st
more than 30 boutiques will exclusively introduce their novelties
longer opening hours, music and programme until 10 pm
• Prague comes to life with fashion for a week - many events will be open to public
• fashion week inaugurates with a shopping evening on Pařížská Street
• focus on shoes: Manolo Blahnik exhibition guided tour, iconic adidas and Karl Lagerfeld for Vans collection
• the founder of the Fashion Revolution campaign, Carry Somers, at SLOU Fashion Days
The upcoming edition of Prague fashion week will introduce many designers prospects: two fashion studios of UMPRUM, graduates of a renown Japanese fashion graduate university, the winner of VAN GRAAF Junior Talent contest and also a student Jan Černý who represented Czech fashion on an international showcase.
Prague Fashion Week for the third time with the worldwide campaign. Campaign focuses on emerging talents and intergenerational relationships. Ambassadors of the new Mercedes-Benz fashion campaign are actress Susan Sarandon and filmmaker Bryn Mooser.
Presale of tickets for the upcoming edition of Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week SS18 started today. New Fashion Temple announced.
This year’s spring edition of Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week (MBPFW) registered a record number of international fashion professionals. The international dimension of the showcase is one of its main goals, which is being met particularly due to the worldwide prestige of Mercedes-Benz fashion events and the attractive programme of the local version. New collections of Czech and Slovak designers were presented to fashion editors, photographers, buyers, and professionals from traditional fashion Meccas – France, Italy, Great Britain, as well as from Germany, Austria, Denmark, Hungary, Finland, Israel, Poland, the United States, or Australia. The guests included modelling stars – Czech super model Karolína Kurková, Polish top model Magdalena Frackowiak, and Slovak model Filip Hrivňák.
The March Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week edition (MBPFW) presents besides other things the first ever high dressmaking catwalk show, so called haute couture, in the Czech Republic. It is going to be held during the second exclusive evening benefit organized by MBPFW and Proč ne?!, the Hospodářské noviny supplement, for Tereza Maxová Foundation on 18th March 2017 and it is going to present the spring collection of Italian fashion designer Francesco Scognamiglio.
The upcoming MBPFW S/S17 will return to the centre of Prague. This time, the department store Kotva's loading underground garage will turn into the so-called „Fashion Temple“, which will host the shows of the Czech fashion elite. Martina Špetlová, Petra Ptáčková and Klára Nademlýnská will make a comeback on the fashion week's runway and Jakub Polanka, CHATTY and LaFormela will also present their collections within MBPFW yet again. The tickets are now on pre-sale on GoOut.cz, the press accreditations can be applied for on the MBPFW.com website.
The Van Graaf Junior Talent 2016 competition's winners is duo Daniela Pešková & Filip Jakab from the Fashion and Footwear Design studio at UMPRUM. They've won 30.000 crowns for their next collection, MBPFW's PR support and a free fashion show slot at the next fashion week.
The winners were chosen by a jury consisted of Andrea Běhounková (editor-in-chief, Elle), Lucie Janotová (fashion director, Harper's Bazaar), Petr Matějček (editor-in-chief, Proč ne?!) and MBPFW's CEO Lukáš Loskot. Have a look at the collection in our gallery or in a video here.
The evening of Sunday the 20th of March, not only was the grand finale of fashion shows – starring Ela Fidalgo, the fashion talent from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid - but also an event for a good cause. In collaboration with Proč ne?! Magazine, we organized a charity auction for Tereza Maxová Foundation. The result is more than amazing – 1,25 mil crowns was raised. The money will buy scholarships for disadvantaged children.
The upcoming edition of Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week (MBPFW), the biggest fashion event in Czech republic, will bring two new formats that will substantially support the professional and business focus of the event – a professional international conference and official showroom. Through these, MBPFW will further deepen its pursuit to restart the fashion industry in the country.
The partners of the Business Forward Forum are ČEZ Group and magazine Forbes that took on patronage of one of the panels. Special thanks belongs to hotel Emblem in Platnerska street that will – as in the previous editions – take care of the accommodation and comfort of all the esteemed speakers of the conference. The conference will be held on Friday March 18th at the Chemistry Gallery from 10 am to 5 pm and admission is free with a previous registration HERE.
Another event which increases the importance of the Prague fashion week namely for professionals will be its first official Re-see Showroom supported by Nespresso, where designers will have the opportunity to meet face to face with buyers, journalists, stylists and to get immediate feedback and discuss concrete cooperation and sales.
Re-see Showroom supported by Nespresso will be held on Monday March 21st and will be hosted in Kvalitář gallery.
Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week F/W16's line-up is complete. Once again, names such as Jakub Polanka, Kateřina Geislerová and Denisa Nová are among the confirmed. See more here.
The tickets for the fashion shows are available to buy on GoOut.cz. A limited number of STANDING and VIP tickets is on sale.
STANDING passes apply to all fashion shows besided events marked as "by invitation only".
VIP tickets allows entry to all fashion shows including events marked as "by invitation only", to VIP zone, opening party and Blue Paper party.
We've also opened the press accreditations. To register, click here.
MBPFW announces competition for young designers! Czech and Slovak talents can apply on firstname.lastname@example.org untill the 31st of January.
After the Faculty of Law, ZIBA Prague Glass Experience Museum, Mystic Skatepark, Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week is changing it's venue again. This time, one of the ateliers in Strahov will turn into the so-called Fashion Temple. „Atelier A1“ will put the fashion shows into another context, and once again, it will boost the event's progressive visual identity, which elevates MBPFW to the level of the shows in Paris, London and New York every season.
MBPFW F/W16 will take place from the 16th to the 23rd of March 2016 and will introduce up to 10 joint shows of local designers and brands, and an extensive side programme.
Among the confirmed designers, there are Jakub Polanka, Chatty, LaFormela or Petra Ptáčková.
In a collaboration with the Local Labels e-shop, we have prepared a special online pop-up store of Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week S/S16's designers. That way, you can have looks still hot from the runway within 14 days.
The winner of the Mercedes-Benz Talent 2015, contest for fashion universities' students, is Kateřina Plamitzerová, an UMPRUM student. She will get the opportunity to present his or hers collection on the next Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week for free, alongside with participation on an editorial photoshoot for Harper’s Bazaar Czech Republic and a PR support from MBPFW. The winner was chosen during the Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week & Harper's Bazaar Gala Dinner by an expert jury with Alessandro Buzzi, Vogue Italia's stylist and talent scout, as it's guest member of honor.
Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week traditionally invites global fashion professionals. Daria Shapovalova, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days and one of the top 500 people shaping the fashion industry according to Business of Fashion, will come and meet our designers. Alongside with her, major fashion media such as W magazine, Hunger, Vogue Italia or online portal Nowfashion will be present to discover the talents of Czech fashion.
Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week S/S16 September edition will bring the „Fashion Temple“ to a third location. Not only ZIBA Prague Glass Experience Museum will be hosting the shows of the leading Czech fashion designers this time. The skatepark on Prague's Štvanice Island will be the venue for the entire Saturday's programme.
Revealing the new location, we are also unveiling the very first of the international guests. That is to be Vogue Italia's stylist and talent scout Alessandro Buzzi, also working with the Vogue Talents' prep team. Buzzi, the Mercedes-Benz Talent 2015 jury's guest member of honor, will hold a fashion talk and Q&A on the topic of fashion talents.
The complete schedule of all of the three fashion week's shows days and the main programme are out now. Find them HERE.
Kateřina Platzmerová, student of the Fashion and Footwear Design Studio, Filip Jakab, student of the Fashion Design Studio, both from Academy of Arts Architecture and Design in Prague, Tereza Vančurová, student of the Technical university in Liberec, Kristína Fečková, student of the Jan Evangelista University in Ústí nad Labem and Mia Jadrná, student of the University of West Bohemia. These are the finalists of the Mercedes-Benz Talent 2015 contest, part of Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week S/S16. During the upcoming months, each one of them will be creating a single model, on the topic of their choice and from specified materials.
Author of the winning creation will get the opportunity to present his or hers collection on the next Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week for free, alongside with participation on an editorial photoshoot for Harper’s Bazaar Czech Republic and a PR support from MBPFW. The winner will be selected by a professional jury during the Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week & Harper's Bazaar Gala Dinner which will take place on Thursday, September 3rd.
Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Weekend is growing.
Long live Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week!
The fall edition of the biggest showcase of Czech and Slovak fashion has a new name, logo, and face. That face belongs to Eva Doll, world-renowned photographer Ellen Von Unwerth, Czechoslovak Models agency - top model, who can be recognized from the covers and pages of magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, L'Officiel, Vogue, Schön or Interview. The new adcampaign was shot by Stanislav Merhout.
Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week SS16 will introduce designers including Jakub Polanka, Denisa Nová, Kateřina Geislerová, Petra Ptáčková, Martina Špetlová, and LaFormela. You can find the complete list of designers, and the schedule soon at www.mbpfw.com.
Lastly, In the following days the ticket pre-sale will start, with STANDING passes for 700 Kč and VIP passes for 10 000 Kč.
The hunt for the most talented students for the Mercedes-Benz Talent 2015 contest is on!
Last week we went to the first of Czech fashion universities - this time it was the Technical University in Liberec. The partrons of the award - Liběna Rochová and Pavel Ivančic - are going through between the final works of their students to pick the biggest up-and-comers of the Czech fashion. The finalists will be announced at the beginning of the summer holiday, the total winner will be chosen at the #MBPFW #SS16 in September.
Catwalk, backstage, atmosphere, people and more! Find it all HERE
Fashion shows but also a side programme – talks, FashionTech conference, events at the boutiques with local fashion and parties -, that's yet again Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Weekend, thanks to which is Prague becoming alive with fashion right now. Find the schedules and programme on www.mbpfw.com/en/schedule.
„Versace Boy“ Filip Hrivňák is headed to spring MBPFW. The world class superstar is going to walk down this years runway. As the most succesful Slovak model at the moment, this season's face of the S/S Versace campaign, and the Breakout star of The Model of the Year 2014 awards, he is going to be one of the highlights of the final show on Sunday at 9 PM.
Since January 2015, Filip Hrivňák is among the top 50 male models in the world and he is amazingly popular. Lately you could have glanced him on the pages of GQ Magazine, Vogue Magazine or on the cover of L'Officiel. For the legendary W Magazine, he was shot alongside Kate Moss by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. He has opened for shows such as Versace, Givenchy, and Calvin Klein. In the Czech Republic, you could have recently seen him on the covers of Czech Elle Magazine and Blue Paper Magazine.
The spring edition of Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Weekend will take place at the historical building of „Živnostenská banka“, the Czech oldest banking institution, and forthcoming Glass Experience Museum called „ZIBA“, which is to be opened in 2016 on the central Na Příkopě Street. After the Faculty of Law, the imaginary „Fashion Temple“ is being shifted to another unique venue, which allows alteration of the set up and offers new possibilities for the side events.
The pre-sale of the limited number of MBPFW F/W 2015 tickets is here. From now on you can buy the VIP passes for the price of 5 000 Kč that allow entry to all fashion shows (reserved seating) and official side events*. Order your tickets on email@example.com.
The STANDING Passes will be sold again for the September edition of the fashion weekend.
*Side events organized by Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Weekend only.
Czech newspaper Lidovky.cz confirms the spring MBPFW F/W 2015 dates and reveals first names. Nová, Špetlová, Mentlová, Polanka or Ptáčková, all of them will show their new collections during the third weekend in March. SHOW MORE
MBPFW F/W 2015: 21.—22. 3. 2015;
MBPFW S/S 2016: 3.—6. 9. 2015
Do you want to know who has visited #MBPFW? Find the answer in our gallery.
All the shows from the hottest event of the season live online? Jakub Polanka, Klára Nademlýnská or Martina Špetlová right on your computer? Tune in on www.mbpfw.com from 4th to 7th of September.
Also this year #MBPFW participates on a good cause. The Foundation of Taťána Kuchařová - Krása pomoci will receive all the proceeds from an online auction of 11 models made by students during the competitive workshop RED CUT by Aukro led by the one and only Liběna Rochová. The online auction will take place on Aukro.cz, which is where both parties, Aukro and #MBPFW, meet at their one goal - to support Czech fashion and young talents by the use of new technologies.
Extravagant Canadian model is headed to #MBPFW. Rick Genest aka Zombie Boy is going to walk down the runway and to appear behind the DJ stand. Find his story, his agenda´s excerpt, and exclusively the first names of international buyers visiting in Hospodářské noviny (Czech only).
Foto: Colin Singer
#MBPFW 2014 tickets are available in pre-sale now!
We have changed the admission fee system so you don‘t need to buy a ticket for each show anymore. With the new pass you get an access to every open show and see new collections of Zuzana Kubíčková, Odivi, Chatty or Martina Špetlová.
Types of admission:
STANDING = 500 Kč / from 1st of August 700 Kč / at the door 1 000 Kč: Standing but you may be seated based on availability. Parties and late 9pm shows entrance not included.
VIP = 10 000 Kč, two persons 15 000 Kč: Full access to all fashion shows, Jakub Polanka, Klara Nademlynska and the gala evening of the RED CUT by Aukro workshop lead by Libena Rochova, preferred seating, invitations to all parties, STOPKA VIP LOUNGE access
Now here you can see a new #MBPFW Fashion Police car. The author and a winner of the „Dress up the new Mercedes-Benz GLA“ competition (www.obleknigla.cz) is Michael Ross, a fourth year student of the Visual Communication at Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem. The striped car will be cruising the Czech Republic stopping the smartest dressed people.
The runner-up design is a design of Marcela Jurášová, the second runner-up award goes to David Štěpnička. Congratulations!
List of finalists for RED CUT, a new competition for young fashion designers led by Liběna Rochová:
Their fashion show will be held during the final evening of #MBPFW.
In the June issue of Harper´s Bazaar Magazine Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Weekend´s CEO Lukáš Loskot goes behind the scenes of the new campaign photo shoot and reveals pieces of this year´s program, including an attendance of one of the most successful Czech designers Martina Špetlová, who will present her new S/S 2015 collection exclusively at #MBPFW.
The Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Weekend 2014 face is a Czech topmodel Jana Knauerová. The official campaign was shot by the German-Czech duo René&Radka in L.A.
Jana is one of the few Czech models who has been ranked among the top 50 models of the world by the server models.com. She has appeared in editorials of many editions of the Vogue magazine, including the most prestigious American one, in all important editions of the Elle magazine or in the titles such as Dazed&Confused or Wonderland. Her clients are e.g. Cacharel, Versace, Topshop or Uniqlo and she has cooperated with such photographers as Mario Testino, Steven Meisel or Daniel Jackson.
“I think nobody would be surprised to hear me say I like the work of Jakub Polanka. I also wore models of Petra Ptáčková while working for various Czech magazines and I loved them! And I always look forward to a new collection of La Formela, I’m really curious what they will come up with this season,” said Jana and gave us a hint in which show we might see her on a catwalk.
In a cooperation with Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Weekend 2014 announces RED CUT, a new competition for young talents.
On 16 April, DOX, Centre for Contemporary Art, hosted presentations of collections of the Czech fashion design star Denisa Nová and the Spanish expressionist talent Ernesto Naranjo. The event called Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Weekend 2014: Teaser brought a unique visual experience as well as live performance of the Czech rock group Please The Trees. You will find videos and photos from the backstage and imaginary catwalk in the gallery.
Ernesto Naranjo, a student at the prestigious London school Central St. Martins, is coming to Prague to introduce his collection as part of the Mercedes-Benz exchange programme. He is coming as the winner of Samsung EGO, which is the main talent show at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid. Ernesto will introduce his highly artistic collection at the Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Weekend 2014: Teaser event. The September event’s “teaser” also has exclusive rights to introduce the new collection of the renowned Czech designer Denisa Nová.
Thanks to the fashion week exchange programme sponsored by the Mercedes-Benz car company, the Czech designer Petra Ptáčková, whose style is distinguished by elaborate details, meticulous handiwork and enchanting illustrations, presented her new collection at a fashion week in Madrid. The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid audience as well as the press received Petra more than well, including Spanish Vogue…
We are over the moon that the Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Weekend 2014: Teaser event held in spring has exclusive rights to introduce a new collection by an important Czech designer – Denisa Nová.