Volume Three of the Czech Fashion edition

The book documents the transformations in fashion styles during Czechoslovakia’s First Republic – an interwar era that saw the culmination of the efforts of many generations to introduce modern, practical clothing, and the development and further improvement of Czech fashion production. Haute-couture salons were in regular contact with Paris, where salon proprietors and their designers travelled to see fashion shows and bring back with them patterns and designs for inspiration. During this period, numerous original fashion and society magazines were founded and the first fashion shows were staged in Prague, as well. The country’s highly-developed textile industry provided a solid base for Czech fashion production.
Clothing of the first half of the 1920s was characterized by a decorative style, later called Art Deco; folk art tendencies were a distinctive manifestation of Czech Art Deco. The outcome of women’s emancipation efforts, and their greater money-earning and sporting possibilities in the era of the Charleston in the second half of the 1920s were manifested by a modern, practical style of dress, a greater variation of types of clothing and a style typified by the historically shortest skirts ever. Conversely, the thirties marked a return to female elegance, exquisite materials and inventiveness in detail. During the final pre-war years, close-fitting bodices reappeared, shaping the female silhouette, while elements of men’s and military attire also became fashionable in women’s clothing.

publishers: Olympia and UPM, 1996
texts: Eva Uchalová et al
edition: English and Czech
graphic design: Clara Istlerová
format: 30,3 x 21,5 cm, hard cover
pages: 122
images: 248
ISBN: 80—7033-425—8

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