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Introducing a similar collection abroad, they'd garner a lot of success. But how will the Czechs look at this free-spirited collection?

MBPFW: Fashion out of carpets and bedding! UMPRUM students would get a standing ovation from Lady Gaga!

Martina Šmalclová
31.Aug 2019
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Bread rolls in the morning, party in the evening

Wearable fashion? Don't expect that from UMRUM students! This cliché may have been true about their earlier collections, but it's different with SS20. Among a showcase of crazy creations resembling a carpet or a bed we found a few outfits that you can freely wear in the morning to go buy bread rolls at the store, or in the evening to a party!

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Before we get into the oddities that are an undeniable part of MBPFW, let's look at the outfits that blew our editorial staff away! We're loving the black and white mini dress for its versatility and subtlety. And the shoes? Ignore those!

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The white maxi dress is a no less dazzling deal, easily covering up a few extra kilos or a few appetizers that you ate at the party throughout the night. Flawless minimalistic beauty!

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Think smart. This cut of dress easily covers up extra weight!

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You also don't have to be afraid to casually wear this black wool sweater with a turtleneck or the elastic blue shorts in royal blue - when you're fetching fresh bread rolls in the morning, for instance!

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Lycra shorts are simply all the rage! Do you own them already? What do you think about these by SPRWMN?

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Why you have to approach this collection cautiously

The main theme of the atelier's concept is a creative take on the clothing form, and that's how you should approach the whole SS20 collection. We're loving all the outfits resembling carpets or the model made out of bedding. Even though bedding models are getting a little old, because the brand Viktor & Rolf already introduced them a year earlier. We applaud the collection, but there is still one piece we can't get into, no matter how hard we try...

The flop according to Luxury Prague Life: Obelix's sister

A yellow puffy vest and blue pants are a flop. We can't even admire the execution here, nor the creativity. This is simply a misstep and even when we turn a blind eye, or two, all we see is Obelix's sister in front of us!

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Názor PROTI PROUDU: Kamila Nývltová

Young people often have grand, sometimes even fascinating images in their minds and those they try to apply in their chosen field. When I remember my student years at a secondary school of design and fashion, it was just like that. We tried bringing something new, sometimes absolutely outlandish and we didn't care whether somebody would actually wear it, we just wanted to stand out, be seen most of all, and that's just how it is with the UMPRUM students' fashion show.

They aren't afraid to experiment, they don't lack guts, there's no limit to color combinations, some models are so outlandish to me that I would not be brave enough to wear them outside, and at the same time I'm baffled by what a designer is able to come up with and how far their imagination can go. On the other hand I'm telling myself, what will happen to these models? Because these pieces are absolutely unusable in our "often a bit uptight" country, and I fail at searching my mind for somebody to wear them.

I think they'd have a much bigger chance to break through abroad where people are a lot more open-minded and unafraid to experiment. Let's say Lady Gaga would appreciate this a lot and do it justice while wearing it. But as I said, young artists don't concern themselves too much with whatifs. They're driven towards their vision and experiment with how much people can take and that's good! You have to keep shocking people and keep them on their toes.

A polar bear comes in handy in Krkonoše!

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Out of the whole fashion show I was most captivated by the model I dubbed "polar bear". This model would really come in handy over at our place in Krkonoše during long winter days. I'd definitely be hard to miss, though I'd blend in perfectly with the heaps of snow.

Under Allah's rule

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The "you can't see me" model is rather bizarre, so much so that it seems to me that it might be alluding to Muslim faith? But you can't even see the eyes here. I just hope the fabric is transparent and the model can see where she's going.

Ethereal fairy with her belly hidden

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The only model that I'd wear is very airy and comfortable, you don't have to suck in your stomach and it nicely hides almost everything. It can even turn a woman into an ethereal fairy.

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