Top Secret sells out at Hilton
Pop star Ewa Farná and Yemi A.D. headlined the entertainment
Posted: August 29, 2013
The seventh edition of the Top Secret fashion show took place Aug. 27 in a sold-out congress hall at the Hilton Prague hotel. The main star of the evening was Czech-born singer and Golden Nightingale Award winner Ewa Farná, who has eight gold or platinum albums in Czech and Polish. Other entertainers included choreographer and singer Yemi A.D. and his project Equals, talent show winner Esther Lubadika, and Slovak group Peter Bič Project.
While Yemi has won awards for his choreography and directing, including an MTV Award for best music video, he only appeared as a singer at the event. The fashion show's choreography was done by Lenka Vinická.
The main focus of the evening was, of course, fashion, and 80 models displayed intimate apparel from the Czech firm Werso, with emphasis on corsets. Jewelry for the models came from the Hazard collection by Cabrha Diamonds.
Models included including the 2009 Miss Czech Republic Aneta Vignerová, the 2012 Czech Miss Tereza Chlebovský, the 2011 Czech Miss World Denisa Domanská as well as Vice-Miss Slovakia Miroslava Luberdová and Vice-Miss Czech Republic Tereza Budková.
Petr Kalouda, the artist and fashion designer behind Top Secret, said the outfits for the models were not only inspired by themes like rock, gambling and fast cars, but also by romantic dreams and female professions.
Kalouda, studied at the Textiles University in Liberec, north Bohemia. He currently teaches at the Textiles High Industrial School in Brno, south Moravia, in addition to designing for his own label.
He previously told The Prague Post that lingerie, which is now an industry that more than holds its own in the global retail market, pushed its way to the forefront in the 1980s.
"Thanks to the fashion designers who began to use translucent materials, underwear was elevated to the level of ordinary clothing," he said.
Czech consumers seek out different factors when shopping for underwear mainly based on their demographic, Kalouda said. "It always depends on the age of customers. It's mostly young clients that seek a provocative look, while more mature women prefer quality, a good fit and refinement."
- Laura Burgoine contributed to this report
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