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17 Feb 2017 19:00 - 21:00

Heritage. Traditional Czech glass pearls – WORKSHOP

Free hands-on workshop led by Czech designer Alice Klouzková. Alice, postgraduate fashion design student at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, has been researching traditional textile techniques and their use in contemporary fashion design for several years. Her workshop will focus on presenting unique handcraft techniques using traditional Czech glass pearls.

One of the most beautiful techniques, yet extremely difficult, is tambour embroidery, which is used for decorating luxury goods such as handbags. Participants will also learn less complicated techniques such as making jewellery and other decorative items, crocheting with beaded threads and weaving. The workshop has been created in partnership with Preciosa Ornela, a Czech company continuing the phenomenal tradition of Czech glasswork.

Alice Klouzková graduated from the Fashion Design studio at AAAD and after her studies, worked as an assistant there for several years. In 2005 together with Jana Jetelová, she established the SISTERSCONSPIRANCY studio which is nowadays known for original menswear. Since 2014, she has been the Head of the Fashion Design Studio at Scholastika, a private post-secondary technical school for visual communications. As part of her postgraduate studies at AAAD in Prague she has been working on her thesis Innovation and the new application of traditional technologies in fashion design. In 2016, she published a book entitled Heritage, Innovation, Fashion.

PRECIOSA ORNELA, part of the PRECIOSA Group, is one of the top international manufacturers of glass products. The company offers a wide variety of items made from the finest Czech glass materials ranging from an incredible assortment of beads and seed beads, to household, decorative and technical glassware. The PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™ brand under which the range of glass seed beads and beads is developed guarantees an impressive variety of shapes, sizes and colours.

FREE ENTRY,  all welcome

Part of the IFS official Friday Late programme.


Part of There Is Only You - Czech Fashion at the International Fashion Showcase 2017

There Is Only You is part of International Fashion Showcase 2017 presented by Mercedes-Benz. Organised by the British Council, British Fashion Council and Mercedes-Benz in association with London Fashion Week, IFS 2017 will take the theme of Local/Global.




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Organized in partnership with Prague Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (AAAD)

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17 Feb 2017 19:00 - 21:00


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