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Ivana Follova

Ivana Follova

Fashion design

Biography, cooperation and works
1979 Ivana Follová graduated from Školský ústav umělecké tvorby (School Institute of Arts) in Prague.
1979-80 Cooperation with the Prague theatre Ypsilon.
1979-85

Annual participation in the fashion shows in Prague Bertramka (meetings of Czech artists and designers) in Prague.

1980-81 In the attics of her house she opens a fashion studio, her logo Ivana Follová designed.
1982 Participates in the competition "Young Artist" in Liberec and wins the first prize.
1982-89

In her studio, regularly twice a year, she organizes encounters of Czech artists, sales exhibitions and fashion shows, in which top Czech designers, Z. Křížek, N. Smetanová, L. Rochová, K. Pittlová and others, take place.

These exhibitions become a Prague event in the field of art of clothing and jewellery.

Designs costumes and stage for the rock groups Framus 5 Michala Prokopa and 5P Luboše Pospíšila.

Dresses for personalities like the Havels, Věra Galatíková, Simona Stašová, Petra Janů.

1987

Participation in the exhibitions MÓDA 87, Prague

BABÍ LÉTO 87, Prague

VÝSTAVNÍ SÍŇ ATRIUM, Prague

MEZIHRY, Fantasy show in the National Museum of Prague

ODĚVNÍ INSPIRACE in Trutnov

and a great show POP AND FASHION of Miloš Zapletal in Ostrava and Brno

1988

Author's exhibition in the palace U zlatého melounu (Golden Melon Palace).

Exhibition in Polish Swidnica.

1989 Closing exhibition in the attic studio in December 1989.
1990-92

Work with Helena Fejková on several projects e.g. the exhibitions:

HOTEL THERMAL KARLOVY VARY - on the occasion of the Film Festival

GALERIE MLADÝCH IN BRNO

KAMPA IN PRAGUE

COLONADE IN MARIÁNSKÉ LÁZNĚ

MUSEUM IN KARLOVY VARY

1990-97 Participation in the Film Festival Karlovy Vary where she organizes sales exhibitions and fashion shows.
1991

Opens her own clothing gallery in Maiselova street in the Old Town, where she organizes regular openings of commercial art and mini fashion shows.

Participates in the prestigious fair of avant-garde fashion "OUTFIT" in Munich.

1992

Exhibitions:

SPITZEN AUS PRAG in Munich

CZECHOSLOVAK CENTRE in Leeds, North England

1993

Extends the firm brand if... ART & FASHION GALLERY.

Participates in the fair Fashion Point in Brno and the closing Gala evening.

Since 1993 regularly takes place in Elegance and Brno fairs.

1994

Represents Brněnské výstavy a veletrhy in the fashion show in Prague Lucerna.

Opens a shop with men's clothes in Ve smečkách street off the famous Wenceslaw Square.

As the only Czech designer participates in the fair PRÉT A PORTER in Paris.

Organizes fashion show for the participants of the PEN KLUB congress.

1995

Together with the company NOBLESLEN takes place in the fashion shows in Klagenfurt and Norinberg.

Author's show in Rock-Café, the first show for ladies with sizes S and XXL.

1995-99 Annually opens the film festival FEBIO by a fashion show.
1996 As a part of the week of festivities to celebrate the first anniversary of La Provence restaurant she organizes an offbeat fashion show.

Author's charity exhibition in the Spanish Hall in the PRAGUE CASTLE.

Opens another two galleries in Karlovy Vary and in Ovocný trh, Prague. Begins to work with the designer Pavel Baxa who designed a unique interior of the gallery Ovocný trh.

Organizes series of fashion shows and dance performances under the name "SUMMER IN OVOCNÝ TRH".

1997

Opens ART & FASHION GALLERY on the premises in Prague Ungelt, organizes regular exhibitions, fashion shows, concerts and events for the invited VIPs and the general public.

To the established clientele belong also important personalities of Czech culture like Vlasta Chramostová, Dagmar Pecková, Judita Čeřovská, Jana Štěpánková, Jaroslav Dudek, Bára Štěpánová and others. The Gallery in Ungelt was visited by foreign celebrities like Jeremy Irons, Iohn Voight, Kofi Anan.

Ivana Follová participates in many prestigious fashion shows. On the occasion of the opera festival OPERA PRAHA - OPEN AIR she designed costumes for Verdi's opera Rigoletto.

Models of Ivana Follová are represented also in the collections of MUSEUM OF APPLIED ARTS in Prague.