Fashion LIVE! 2016 – Petra Kubíková

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A graduate of Bratislava’s Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Petra Kubíková likes to design womenswear collections that experiment with tailoring and traditional textiles, twisting shapes to create new propositions. Her latest point of departure was graphic plaid, a staple menswear fabric she used for dresses, aprons and cozy outerwear, giving a nonchalant air to her elegant garçonnes. Odd phone receivers -which were featured on several looks- seemed to hint at the cheeky surrealism of Elsa Schiaparelli, while Kubíková’s garments engaged in a dialogue between fluidity and stricter lines. Her casual pieces were appealing, too, such as a slashed printed jersey dress, which had the ease of a simple t-shirt.



Philippe Pourhashemi

A freelance fashion writer, consultant and stylist, Philippe Pourhashemi was born in Tehran in 1976. He grew up in Paris, before moving to Scotland to study Foreign Languages. His passions are fashion and culture, as well as music and film. He writes and styles features for Metal in Barcelona, Behind the Blinds in Brussels, Contributor in Stockholm, Veoir in New York and SKP in Beijing. He was named Fucking Young's Editor-at-Large in 2016 and has contributed to ASVOF since 2008, acting as Correspondent-at-Large since 2012. An avid traveler, he likes to explore exotic fashion weeks and unexpected destinations whenever he can.