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Lukáš Krnáč at MBPFW: Presented by models and amateurs alike! This collection will make your jaw drop!

Martina Šmalclová
01.Sep 2019
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Boldness and courage are the best policy

Boldness and courage. Those are likely the two things that helped the young Slovak designer rise at rocket speed! He's set the bar even higher since his last collection and so we cannot say anything other than a self-explanatory "OH MY GOD!".

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How great would it look with those red heels...

His collections are delightfully playful and will make you stare with your mouth agape from start to finish. You might even catch yourself telling yourself: "I want this, I need this, how great would that dress look with my red heels." And yes, we gave in too!

We do have space in our closets for this

When we saw the luxurious purple suit with velvet boots followed by a black dress with a sinfully high slit and beige leather pants at the show, we made up our minds immediately. We just have to own these three pieces. Lukáš Krnáč refrained from excessive extravagance when making them, and so even less daring people can wear them.

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Source: Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week

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Before Lukáš Krnáč's black elegance becomes available, we found this luxurious alternative by CO for you!

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Minimalism with a dash of extravagance

The luxurious SS20 collection contains a surprising number of minimalistic pieces that the designer always chose to elevate with a particular detail - an orange men's jumpsuit was decorated with a meter of tulle, a blue jumpsuit with a SOLD sign, a black top with a metal buckle.

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90-60-90? Forget it! The runway is for everyone!

The combination of different materials and unusual details is what makes his work what it is - absolutely exceptional. He doesn't just create his models along these lines, but conceptualizes entire shows. That's why Invalidovna's runway hosted not only models with 90-60-90 measurements, but also more voluptuous women, and we applaud Lukáš for it.

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The show's finale was dedicated to models where the young designer affirmed that fashion is supposed to be fun above everything else! A barefoot model or a mannequin on somebody's back? Not bad!

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Pronájem rodinného domu, Praha 5 - Jinonice
Pronájem rodinného domu, Praha 5 - Jinonice, Praha 5

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Názor PROTI PROUDU: Lenka Vacvalová

I discovered the Slovak designer Lukáš Krnáč at last year's Prague Fashion Week and I completely fell in love. (with his work of course :) ) He's young, bold and insanely creative. On top of that, he's got a great sense of humor, thanks to which he doesn't take fashion too seriously.

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Country girl with "a blowout without reservation"

I set out for MBPFW in his last collection with a country theme, a huge bright yellow skirt and a T-shirt with "Haircut and a blowout - without reservation" written on it in Slovak, and I was very eager to see what Lukáš would come up with this time. The main theme of Lukáš's collection was the Devil. Even the music, which by the way is another marvelous separate chapter in Lukáš's shows, was inspired by demonic incantations and exorcisms. It sounds a bit creepy when I put it like this, but it's just something you have to hear for yourself. Anyhow, if I'd closed my eyes, I'd have felt like I was at a really good concert.

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Weirdos at the show: How ingenious!

Another ingenious aspect of the show were the male and female models. A while ago I noticed that Lukáš was doing street casting on Instagram and now it's clear to me that he's got a soft spot for weirdos, which I mean in the best possible sense. All possible types of male and female models and even non-models showed themselves on the runway, some weren't only presenting the fashion, but brought their personality to the runway, which is a know-how that elevates a show into a spectacle.

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Devil wears Krnáč

Well and now let's finally get to the devilish collection. It's amazing! The opening transparent model with a "Lets talk business" sign absolutely resonated with me. A few elegant pieces were a nice surprise for me, because when I think of Lukáš I think of his casual pieces. I was still delighted by the big hoodie label piece appearing on one of the models, because it's an identifying mark of Lukáš Krnáč's work. Two models were kind of unwearable abominations, but they simply fit with the exorcism concept and made everyone laugh by being amusing. (Just don't bring these models into my home... :) ) Well and Devil's ex, I just want that inscription, be it on any of Krnáč's pieces.

To conclude, I only have one thing to add: I'm listening to the soundtrack from the défilé for the third time already... If you'd like to "catch it" too, it's Loe Mas - Satan in Love.

Lenka Vacvalová
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