Photo: Isri Halpern. Design: Menusi-Benoish. Styling: Nurit Bat-Yaar

Photo: Isri Halpern. Design: Menusi-Benoish. Styling: Nurit Bat-Yaar
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Nira Kats: "Israel Fashion Art Is an Intellectual Thrill."

Hi, Today I received a thank-you note from a very creative ready-made jewelry designer from Ramat-Gan. Her name is Nira Kats and and one of her unique creations (seen above) is featured in the chapter devoted to the Near and Far Eastern influence on Israel's design. "Your book is an intellectual thrill for me. Like many others, I too would like to thank you. Surely in the
future we'll hear and see from you additional great and fabulous things."

When Nira first showed me her designs I knew I just had to share them with "Yedioth Ahronoth" readers. Although in the eighties, recycling wasn't yet the order of the day Nira already created her pieces from ready-made objects. One of them, featured in
"שיכרון עיצובים - אמנות האופנה בישראל 1948-2008"
is this unique, very stylish pin she designed by recycling 2 pairs of chop-sticks. The picture, was stylized by yours truly and taken by Menahem Oz in 1988, the decade of the wide padded shoulders which seem to provide the perfect background for the dramatic yet delicate statement pin.

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