Jiri Kalfar A/W 2018: Return of a Queen

ACCORDING TO L'OFFICIEL AND NYLON, THE WORK OF JIŘÍ KALFAŘ IS WORTH KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON. AFTER HIS SUCCESSFUL  DEBUT AT THE LONDON FASHION WEEK, KALFAŘ NOW INTRODUCES HIS NEW COLLECTION FOR AUTUMN/ WINTER 2018, CALLED RETURN OF A QUEEN. LET'S TAKE A PEEK!

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When in London, Jiří Kalfař used the Victorian era as a source of inspiration. Return of a Queen features playful variations on the classic elements - we're talking cowls, corsets or collars, all in bold shades of gold or cobalt blue. Kalfař, who before entering the fashion world first established himself as a dancer, puts a strong emphasis on the sustainability and the waste-free philosophy of his brand. Return of a Queen indeed makes a statement: it is nevertheless both dramatic and airy. 

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"I'm intrigued by the drama of Jiří's designs, and mostly - by his sense of humour. The collection involves a lot of exaggeration, which turns into a game," says Paulina Pořízková, a Czech supermodel, who was symbolically closing the show. According to Pořízková, it's the genuine individuality and authenticity that make Kalfař's work significant. As one of the main themes, the designer employs the concept of gender identities and their fluid boundaries. The silhouettes, colors and vibrant energy can be therefore seen as the mirror images of his philosophy.

 
 

You can find more about the collection and Jiří Kalfař's portfolio on www.jirikalfar.com


Words: Kristýna Svobodová | Photos: Jiří Kalfař Archives