Bohemian Style - Chelsea Studio Event
Updated: Mar 9, 2021
Lukas hosted a major event in Chelsea on Wednesday 14th November, to celebrate his clients and their work with him over the last year. Chelsea was traditionally home to London's artists, and the venue for Lukas's event was the last remaining Chelsea artist’s studio, kindly let him by Heather Ewart, where her famous Vogue photographer husband Keith Ewart carried out his major shoots.
Lukas’s show drew together all of his skills – in portrait photography, designing creative events and most importantly personal branding.
The eclectic mix of guests included the wife of the Czech Ambassador to the UK, European Royals, American business leaders, top Business School gurus, Chinese socialites and investors, Czech and Slovak creatives, art lovers, art collectors and the Lex Column author from the Financial Times. The Czech Republic’s most famous hypnotist and an emerging star pianist from Russia provided dazzling entertainment.
The event also celebrated the centenary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia in 1918 – and to mark this occasion Lukas and the Director of the Czech Winery Johann W made a debut for the best Czech wines ever to be launched into British society.
This unique location was a great talking point for all Lukas's guests, and it’s relaxed 1960s style made it easy for everybody to talk and connect.
Lukas's work captured modern couples, modern families, traditional and new debutantes, the global elite, hard-working people with a touch of glamour and the British preparing for Brexit. His guests were fascinated with exhibits taken from his roots in the Czech Republic which have strongly influenced his style - giving a look inside the wardrobe. One exhibit showed his mother's teenage scrapbook of Czech and Slovakian fashion figures from 1968. Next door were displayed gorgeous dresses made for his mother by his grandmother at a time when the authorities discouraged beauty and fine material was impossible to source. The displays were interactive and playful, featuring Ascot hats, tricoloured helium balloons and an intriguing installation built out of matchboxes.
Photography by Bobbie Notcutt