Women’s collection designe
Monika Drápalová designs under her own Modrá brand and has many professional successes behind her. She has presented her work in showrooms and shows in Paris, New York and Shanghai. She also worked in Paris as Fashion Director for Korloff Couture. “Being relaxed, natural and somewhat open to fate is typical for Parisians. Originality plays a big role for them,” she says.
She received the Czech Grand Design award in the Clothes Designer of the Year category in 2008 and 2013. In 2013, she also became Grand Designer of the Year, the highest award across all categories. Besides her work for Pietro Filipi, she also teaches at the Secondary School of Fashion in Prague. “I am quite strict with my students,” she laughs. “I have to prepare them for the fact that a designer isn’t some God who draws. You also need to get into technologies, and materials and their properties.”