Fashion Design Studio
Created in 1949 as the Studio of Clothing Art, it was renamed to Fashion Design Studio in 2004/2005. Over the 56 years of its existence, his heads were doc. Hedvika Vlková (1949-1970), prof. Zdeňka Bauerová (1970-1996), doc. Academic painter Magdalena Křesťanová (1996-1999), doc. Academic painter Helena Krbcová (1999-2002) and academic painter Josef Ťapťuch (2003-present). The studio brought up a number of our top fashion designers who became famous at home as well as abroad.
In the first half of the nineties, the studio under the leadership of Zdenka Bauerová was focused, in line with the school's tradition, original fashion design with special attention to perfect cuts, as well as free conceptual work in the field of clothing and costumes. The special Fashion Art Studio focused on fashion drawing and illustration, particularly under the leadership of doc. Křesťanová. First scholarships and successful participation in international competitions for young fashion designers, regular fashion shows and presentations on Czech and foreign specialized exhibitions contributed to the studio's position among the most attractive specializations offered by the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design.
Since 2003, the head of the studio, academic painter Josef Ťapťuch, aimed the work of the studio at industrial clothing design and fashion design within the entire scope of artistic, technical and marketing approaches. Besides, the study programs continue to cultivate original creative work and have returned to general artistic training in traditional techniques as well as new digital media.
Head of the Studio
Academic painter Josef Ťapťuch
1972-1978 Academy of Art, Architecture and Design, Prague, studio of fashion art (Zdeňka Bauerová)
Accademia di Alta moda e costume tetrale, Rome (scholarship with Valentino)
L´ecole Superieure des Arts Decoratifs, Paris
He was an associate professor at the ESMOD in Paris and VŠMU in Bratislava, he lectures at the FORMAMOD fashion school. He cooperated with fashion houses Jean Patou, Courregges, Paco Rabane, Helena Rubinstein and others. He creates collections under his own brand and prêt-a-porter collections for fashion companies (Makyta, a. s., Otavan, a. s.). He also designs collections of jewelry. He won a number of awards (e.g., twice the award for the best designer of the season) and is often invited as a consultant for international competitions.