Simplicity, elegance, minimalism. These are the main trademarks of this Slovak designer living in Prague, Michael Kováčik. His collection rouses women's inner sensitivity and tenderness but also builds up their sense of self-confidence and security. The young designer showcased his talent at this year's MBPFW once again.
The collection was dominated mostly by dark colors. Beautiful models on the runway wore outfits predpminantly in shades of black, dark blue or brown.
The outfits were often complemented by black thigh-high leather boots that left a lot of room for imagination. The fall collection also included variations of various coats or asymmetrical shirts from delicate materials. A recurring accessory on all the beautiful models was a straw hat, completed with a black ribbon which managed to match black gloves or overshoes beautifully. The fact that Michael used to work in styling could not be denied this time either. His fashion show was full of variety and the famous saying that sometimes, less is more proved to be true once again. The models' make-up fared well without any striking elements too. The light make-up with subtle lipstick tones underlined natural femininity.
Our staff absolutely fell in love with the billowing skirt blown off to the side. It's going to look great on any body type and the lace-up black boots are an integral part of any wardrobe for upcoming fall. Their combination with this elegant and delicate dress is definitely our favorite!
If you find high-waisted black pants in your closet at home, try to combine them with a top of the same color with bare shoulders. You definitely won't mess anything up by adding high heels to it either.
The one thing that stood out from the concept of the entire fashion show was a bright yellow dress complemented by leather gloves and tall black boots with high heels. Even still... A stark contrast between the outfit and accessories can often be a very interesting combination. However, if you decide to put on a dress evoking the image of princess Belle from the famous Disney story Beauty and the Beast, leave the rest at home and replace it with simple light-colored pumps and a clutch purse.
I'm very grateful that I've known Michael personally for two years already. I trusted him to create my new "American country star" styling for me that I am gradually delving into. Michael is very flexible, he only needs a few seconds to look at a person, think a bit, and he just knows. I appreciate that he never settles for anything that isn't "top" quality.
He's a huge perfectionist and really concerned about bringing his models and the whole styling to perfection. It's hard to get the feel of some people and not push them into something they don't feel good in, which he manages perfectly. That's why I can't even imagine MBPFW not hosting a designer like him. Much like all designers, Michael has his characteristic style that he sticks to, which I think is great. Everyone should be different somehow and stand out from others.
What I love about Michael's work is its light and airy form. I love that he doesn't use thick and stiff materials, quite the opposite, everything's light and when somebody doesn't have the ideal 90-60-90 proportions, his outfits always highlight everyone's best features. Personally I am not an extravagant person at all, I stay low-key and rarely wear bright colors, that's why I'm behind Michael with his timeless and most often combined black and white color. That reminds me of the saying "less is more" - and here that exact thing is true. I love his combinations of various shapes and asymmetrical cuts of his clothes; sometimes the fabric falls off the shoulder, sometimes even a bit more, but it's never vulgar. That's a big strong point of his, I think, and when he adds his signature large, fantastical bow around the neck, it's simply WOW.
Michael proved once again that he's top of his field and put so much work into his models that the guests at his fashion show were delighted and absolutely satisfied. While his designs do sometimes look totally unwearable at first glance, trust me, once you put them on, you'll change your opinion immediately.
This model is simply perfect, I wish I had enough courage to be able to wear it. Aneta looks amazing in it and she's able to pull it off the right way.