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The young designer breaks traditional conventions. Her new collection is anything but boring!

Natalie Dufková at MBPFW: This designer scores even in Tokyo! Here's the answer to why

Martina Šmalclová
12.Sep 2020
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Limitless talent

The student of the last year of master's studies at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague literally knocked us dead with her latest ready-to-wear collection. Natalie Dufková presented a collection full of ruffles, distinctive through its youthful style and timeless design, under her own brand NANICHE. After this, few people would be surprised to learn that she presents her models in Tokyo every year as part of the Bunka Fashion Graduate University show.

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Don't be one in a thousand

Talented designer Natalie Dufková offers the world a new perspective on clothing, which she uses to communicate current topics that resonate through society. In the creative process, she puts particular emphasis on craftsmanship, precise processing, non-traditional materials and the sustainability of production. Forget about uniform models or straight lines, in which you'll be only one in a thousand. This luxury collection gives you the opportunity to try something new and awaken your feminine side.

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Žena ve fialových šatech od Natalie Dufkové
Žena ve fialových šatech od Natalie DufkovéSource: Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week

Fialové maxi šaty LoulouGo to the store
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Fialové maxi šaty Loulou

Luxusní vila na prodej, Dolní Měcholupy - 616m
Luxusní vila na prodej, Dolní Měcholupy - 616m, Praha 10

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Žena ve světlých šatech od Natalie DufkovéSource: Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week

Autumn shrouded in colors and ruffles

If you are one of the staunch opponents of ruffles or warm tones and bold colors, the new FW20-SS21 collection probably won't impress you all that much. Otherwise, like us, you'll be jumping for joy. Which luxury models will definitely kickstart your wardrobe?

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Žena v béžovém kostýmku od Natalie Dufkové
Žena v béžovém kostýmku od Natalie DufkovéSource: Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week

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Žena ve fialových šatech od Natalie DufkovéSource: Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week

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Žena v růžových šatech od Natalie Dufkové
Žena v růžových šatech od Natalie DufkovéSource: Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week

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Žena ve světlých šatech od Natalie DufkovéSource: Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week

Following in the footsteps of foreign designers

Looking at Natalie Dufková's collection, one immediately notices she's been working abroad and gained significant experience. Pillow outfits are currently very popular with world-famous designers such as Viktor & Rolf, Rick Owens or Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakub, all of whom regularly bring them back to the catwalks of World Fashion Weeks. They may not be for everyone, but on the bright side, you can shorten the endless, annoying waiting in queues with a nap!

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Žena ve světlých šatech od Natalie Dufkové
Žena ve světlých šatech od Natalie DufkovéSource: Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week

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Žena v krémové sukni a barevném topu od Natalie Dufkové
Žena v krémové sukni a barevném topu od Natalie DufkovéSource: Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week

Other models from the FW20-SS21 collection can be found in the gallery at the end of the article.

Byt na prodej 172m - Bubeneč
Byt na prodej 172m - Bubeneč, Praha 6

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Fashion for western consumers

Finally, something wearable even for morbidly obese people. Natalie Dufková isn't dumb. She realized that there may be many people on the planet who are malnourished due to lack of food, but none of them will buy her clothes, because they'll rather buy something to fill their stomach with. And paying customers from the rich West tend to be well fed, thus larger. This kind of thinking makes me happy! The colors, however, do not. Not in the slightest.

Why? Because everyone knows that black makes one look slimmer, but those beautiful dresses that can easily hide any love handles you may have around your waist come in such bold colors that they might turn you into a gumdrop or an air balloon, which is not what you want from a dress. On the other hand, it's gonna make you really popular with small children, who love candy and balloons.

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Žena v růžových šatech od Natalie Dufkové
Žena v růžových šatech od Natalie DufkovéSource: Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week

A dress or a bed?

I believe that these materials are amazing, luxurious and lovely to touch. But this much fabric means you'll be carrying a lot of weight around, and who'd want to wear a pillow with a duvet? It certainly has its advantages, when you happen to get tired during the day, but the designer has recently mentioned that she reached the stage where she creates fashion for normal people. This definitely doesn't look normal to me. Can you imagine riding the tram in one of these?

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Žena v černé sukni a béžovém topu od Natalie Dufkové
Žena v černé sukni a béžovém topu od Natalie DufkovéSource: Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week

A fan instead of t-shirt

One can seen that the young designer studied in Japan. Her signature style makes it immediately evident. How else to explain that she made a model wear a fan instead of a T-shirt? Personally, I love flowers and this here even looks like a blooming flower fan. It must be nice to wear a garden right under your nose, but allergy sufferers will have to pass.

Kudos to Natalia, though. Her clothing is obviously made of beautiful and high-quality materials and, in comparison with the over-the-top or boring fashion shows, this is a fresh breeze.

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Žena v béžové sukni a růžovém topu od Natalie Dufkokvé
Žena v béžové sukni a růžovém topu od Natalie DufkokvéSource: Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week

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