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Prelude: Fashion Show

September 12, 2017, 6:00 PM

The Ambassador of the Czech Republic, H.E. Hynek Kmoníček, and his wife, Indira Gumarova, will host a fashion show Translations by Czech designer Iva Pfeiffer, as a special prelude to the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2017 – Gregor Mendel, on September 12, 2017, at 6 pm, at their private residence.           

The designer’s newest collection highlights the fusion of cultures — Indian block printing and the distinctive blueprint design of her Czech homeland region of Moravia, the same area where father of genetics Gregor Mendel lived and conducted his revolutionary research. Guests will enjoy the aesthetics of both the serene garden and luxurious designs, which are environmentally friendly and sustainable creations. The collection will make its public debut at Milan Fashion Week in September 2017.           


About Iva Pfeiffer:  Iva Pfeiffer, originally from the Czech Republic, is a demi-couture designer, focusing on customized, special event womenswear. Her label, Iva Pfeiffer Creations, is renowned for luxe fabrics, small runs, intricate designs and an ethical supply chain at the forefront of an emerging new trend. Based out of Melbourne, Australia, she is a member of the Victorian Felt Makers Guild and the youngest member of the Lace Guild in Sydney, Australia, and has studied kimono making with a sensei in Southern Japan. Her original collections are truly "wearable art,” which she recently debuted at Fashion Week 2016 in New York. For more information, please visit             

Her latest collection Translations features the Moravian blueprint design fused with Indian block printing. Significantly, the Moravian blueprint design was recently submitted for possible inscription in 2018 to the United Nation’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.                

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