1998 – 2003

Secondary school of fashion, Prague, Czech Republic

  • Awarded the first prize in an Young fashion designer competition “Zenit” for an collection named as “Synagogue” – an unique collection inspired by the Jewish culture and jazz music.
work experience

2000 – now

Independent fashion and art professional

  • Commercial – and arts projects management.
  • As a Costume artist involved in 100+ local- and international advertisements and photo-shooting campaigns.
  • Video clip production with various local and international musical formations and artists. (Kanye West – Runaway or Deep Dish – Dreams)
  • Internationally recognised through dozens of club wear fashion exhibitions. Focus on costume design linked with music as much as projection and movement.
  • Acknowledged expert on the Czech market for computer games costume design for leading brands. (Playstation,  Nintendo)
  • Cooperation with well known international commercial directors. (Noam Murro, Fredrik Bond, Keith Shofield, Dante Ariola and Peter Thwaits)
  • Costume design creation for commercial brands. (Stella Artois, Samsung, Škoda, Equa Bank, Lenovo, Pilsner Urquell, Airwick, Infiniti car, Quiness, Benetton, Jameson, YKK, MiniCooper, Captain Morgan, Carling beer, etc.)

Selected projects

  • „Technofolklor“ collection: a remix of Czech and Slovak folklore combined with ethnic influences of foreign cultures and street fashion.
  • Techno pop formation „Cartonagge“: design exclusively created for costumes, stage presentations, promo materials and clip movies.
  • „Tony and Guy“, „Paul Mitchell“, „Bomton“: avant-garde collection for hair salons (2006- 2012).
  • „Saint Party“ – Saint Michal Church: big fashion celebration marking the celebration of my own boutique “Stage” (2010).
  • Various art projects with the latest glamorous collection “Death is cool” (November, 2015). Close cooperation with an Italian conceptual artist living in Prague, Eugem Percoss.
  • Cooperation with FAMU (Film and TV school of academy of performing arts in Prague): student films production and school assignments.

Film reference

  • Costume designer debut role for the feature film “Grandhotel” directed by David Ondricek (2006).
  • Costume designer for the feature movie „MY2“ directed by Slobodanka Radun (premiere in 2014).
  • Costume creation for „Mammon“ criminal miniseries directed by Vladimir Michalek for HBO (premiere in 2015). Received the prestigious Czech Lion Award for best TV series.
  • Costume creation for „ANTHROPOID“ film. International co-production directed by Sean Ellis. Costume prepared for the true story of an assassination attempt on Reinhard Heydrich, an SS general who led the Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia. Main roles: Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Charlotte Le Bon Ana Geislerová, Toby Jones.
  • 218-2019  HAUNTED- 12 episodes for NETFLIX,directed by Jan Pavlacký
    A chilling glimpse into the first-person accounts from people who have witnessed horrifying, peculiar, extraordinary supernatural events and other unexplained phenomena that continue to haunt them.
  • 2019 The Devil conspiracy – fantasy horror  directed by Nathan Frankowski,starring : Joe Doyle, Alice Orr Ewing,Joe Anderson,Eveline Hall,Peter Mensah, CZECH ANGLO PRODUCTION,premiere in cinemas – January 2022.Costume design : Josef Čechota
  • 2020 Spacerman – sci-fi drama based on novel „Spaceman of Bohemia“ directed by Johan Renck,starring: Adam Sandler,Carey Mulligan,Kunal Nayyar,Isabella Rosselini, NETFLIX PRODUCTION, premiere FALL 2023 costume design: Catherine George,costume supervizor: Josef Čechota
  • 2022 Avenue of the giants – /working title/ WW2 movie based on true story of Holocaust survivor HERBERT HELLER, directed by TIM TAYLOR,
    starring: Luke David Blumm,Slavko Robin,Stella Stocker,Oscar Hess.STILLKING FILMS,costume design : Josef Čechota
charity work
  • Founder and Vice-chairman of “Art of life” association for HIV/AIDS precaution (established in 2009).
  • An iconic annual print calendar documenting key personalities of Czech cultures as a result – contribution of 12 Czech photographers.
  • Various exhibitions, charity art auctions and culture events organized by the “Art of life” association. All charitable financial donors support HIV/AIDS health care quality in the Czech republic.
  • “Art of life” association is a partner of international MAC AIDS FUND organization