Czech-Australian fashion designer Iva Pfeiffer Creations is off to New York. Her latest collection, Fall 17, will debut at the OFS runway show during New York Fashion Week. Collection Fall 17 features six unique, handcrafted, one-of-a-kind garments which can be considered as wearable art.
For this collection Iva combined luxury materials such as camel hair, pearls, velvet and silk. All her fabrics are ethically sourced as Iva is extraordinarily focused on sustainable, well-made and timeless fashion. “I create distinct, quality garments that last – that can be passed from one generation to the next truly embracing the concepts of sustainability, accountability, transparency and ethic.” She adopted a very strong fair trade and sustainable philosophy after her travels in Asia. She is also very inspired by the culture and design in asian countries.
IVA PFEIFFER CREATIONS IS A DEMI-COUTURE DESIGNER LABEL, FOCUSING ON CUSTOMISED, SPECIAL EVENT WOMENSWEAR, BASED IN MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA.
Originally from the Czech Republic, Iva has skills that are disappearing slowly from the fashion world. She is the member of the Australian Lace Guild and has studied kimono making with a sensei in Southern Japan. She is also a member of the Victorian Felt Makers Guild.
Iva was one of fifteen designers worldwide who were chosen to attend a Master Class at the Arts of Fashion Foundation in Paris and, through that experience, developed collaborations with prestigious Parisian Haute Couture Craftsmanship Houses including Maison Lesage and Atelier Lognon. One of the few who gained a certificate, in four weeks she designed and completed – mostly by hand – two highly detailed garments which were exhibited in The Louvre in Paris in 2014.
Upon graduating from Raffles College of Design and Commerce she was invited to show at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia. She made her fashion world debut at Fashion Week in 2016 with her Resort Collection, which was inspired by the 1920s fascination with Orientalism, Korean patchwork techniques and early 20th century artists such as Paul Klee and Sonia Delaunay.
Iva’s graduate collection Revolution, Adaptation, Resolution focused on the plight of refugees. Garments from this collection and the Resort Collection were later auctioned with proceeds going to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.