Slovak Fashion Council collaborates with Fashion Scout this LFW

This London Fashion Week, Slovak Fashion Council proudly collaborates with Fashion Scout, the International showcase for fashion pioneers, to introduce five Slovak designers and their fashion-forward collections within an exciting live showcase across the catwalk and showroom space dedicated to the best of Slovak fashion.
Vivien Babicova. Photography Mafin Laurincova
The Slovak Fashion Council is a professional non-profit organisation that supports and develops Slovak fashion. Its founder Dana Kleinert was recognised as a British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur in 2012. Since 2013, the Slovak Fashion Council have presented the best of Slovak fashion at International Fashion Showcase and have introduced over 20 new designers to both industry professionals and the public in interactive exhibitions focusing on new technologies and multi-disciplinary approach.

Dana Kleinert, Chairwoman of Slovak Fashion Council said:

“At Slovak Fashion Council, we are excited to be working with Fashion Scout and International Fashion Showcase this London Fashion Week. It is of great importance for emerging designers from abroad to present their collections in such cities as London, where the fashion industry strives the most and where the top industry professionals, inc. media, buyers, influencers and opinion leaders, are concentrated. We can not wait to showcase the Slovak talent and hope to prove it belongs to the world fashion map.”

This season, Slovak Fashion Council continues to collaborate with the British Council to present five International Fashion Showcase Alumni fashion designers at Fashion Scout.

Lukáš Krnáč

His work has earned him multiple awards, such as Best Fashion Graduate Award by Slovak Fashion Council in 2017, Grand Prize by BEST IN DESIGN in 2017 and was shortlisted for Czech Grand Design Awards. Typical for his collections is the use of humour and irony. Lukáš works with bold colours, a clash of textures and fabrics. All prints featured in his RTW collections and accessories are designed exclusively in house by Lukáš himself. His unisex collections have previously been shown at Prague Fashion Week and the label is stocked in many concept stores across Europe.

Lukas Krnac. Photography Maria Karlakova

(Photo: Maria Karlakova)

Pavol Dendis

Working under his own label Dendis, is a young and emerging designer who he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. Pavol Dendis graduated from fashion design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava and has varied previous work experience with designers based in Slovakia, Berlin and Istanbul. He predominantly focuses on menswear with an avant-garde touch, minimalistic design and strong emphasis on craft and detail. Under his own label Dendis, he creates fashion that is strongly linked with storytelling, mystery in nature and melancholy. His collections are typical for rich styling and a strong reference to tradition and are wearable at the same time. Pavol presents his work every year at Fashion LIVE!, Slovak Fashion Week Initiative, as well as at shows abroad.

Pavol Dendis. Photography Martin Tomecko 2

(Photo: Martin Tomecko)

Petra Kubíková

An emerging fashion designer based in Bratislava. Typical elements of her work are the stylisation of shapes, simplicity, combinability and neatness. She draws inspiration from Japanese culture, especially Tokyo and its atmosphere, as well as from music and art history. She works with natural materials such as wool, cotton, and leather amongst others. Petra draws from an expansive set of rich experiences from the fashion competitions, exhibitions and shows held not only in Slovakia but also in the Czech Republic, Hungary, New Zealand, Belgium and England. She received The Best Fashion Graduate Prize by Slovak Fashion Council upon completion of her bachelor degree. Her diploma collection brought her the Fashion Live Fresh Designer Award in 2015. Last year she was awarded NOIZZ Fashion Award for the most popular designer in Slovakia.

Petra Kubikova. Photography Jana Budaiova 1

(Photo: Jana Budaiova)

Silvia Zrebná

Silvia Zrebná is an emerging fashion designer who successfully graduated from Fashion studio at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. In her collection, she presents her own RTW pieces, showing a variety of fabrics, precise attention to detail and for Silvia typical dark colour palette. Contrasting to her own line are her sustainable collections featuring upcycled pieces in bold colours. She draws inspiration from everyday life, working and creating spontaneously, being guided by her intuition. She offers unisex pieces with a belief that everyone has the freedom to choose their own identity and fashion that goes with it.

Silvia Zrebna. Phorography Jena Simkova 1

(Photo: Jena Simkova)

Vivien Babicová

Shortlisted for Best Fashion Graduate by Slovak Fashion Council in 2017. Vivien Babicová is a Slovak designer, currently based in Zlin, Czech Republic. While still studying for her Master’s degree at the Fashion design studio, she has established her own line of RTW woman’s wear and accessories, which are available in concept stores across the Czech and Slovak Republic. The most outstanding piece from her collections is her well-known SEATBELT BAG. She created the first prototype in September 2017 and has amassed a large number of fans among both public and industry professionals since then. Vivien is currently working towards international recognition and expansion.

Vivien Babicova. Photography Vivien Babicova

(Photo: Vivien Babicova)

Stay tuned for the collection review this weekend.

Images: Fashion Scout, Slovak Fashion Council

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