Cvet Préri [svet prer-ee] is a creative practice producing an ongoing collection of handcrafted clothing. The collection focuses on carefully selected high-quality fabrics and is driven by traditional techniques and dressmaking craftsmanship. Informed by historical and contemporary design, the resulting aesthetic is a blend of vintage and modern underpinned by a quietly playful perspective.

A selection of vintage is offered alongside the collection.


Slow, ethical, and sustainable practices and production are at the core of Cvet Préri's made-to-order model. Natural, recycled, and biodegradable materials are used in textiles and packaging where practicable. All collection pieces are manufactured locally by hand, intentionally, and with care, using fabric sourced in limited runs.


Cvet Préri was created by Michaela Knittel, a Rhode Island School of Design apparel design graduate. Translating to prairie flower in Serbian and Hungarian, the title Cvet Préri is in homage to the heritage and homelands of her grandmother and two great-grandaunts, all professional seamstresses themselves.


Our entire vintage collection and a selection of in-house pieces are available to shop in person at our current residency in Dear Society, located in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City.


Dear Society is a collection of minimalist contemporary designs, curated vintage and wardrobe essentials for women with an emphasis on showcasing female artists and entrepreneurs. A retail showroom & art gallery with a focus on creating a welcoming environment that encourages confidence and thoughtfulness in the way you dress.


114 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64108

Monday: CLOSED

Tues - Fri: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sat - Sun: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM