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

Photo: Isri Halpern. Design: Menusi-Benoish. Styling: Nurit Bat-Yaar
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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Zuri Gueta of "Israel Fashion Art 1948-2008" Recipient of 2010 Andy Prize

Hi, Today I would like to share with you the story of Zuri Gueta. Gueta is featured in "Israel Fashion Art 1948-2008
"שיכרון עיצובים - אמנות האופנה בישראל""
in the chapters devoted to textiles and to futuristic designs. Recently it has been announced that he is the 2010 recipient of the Andy Award for contemporary crafts founded by philanthrophist Charles Bronfman in the memory of his wife's love of the arts. The recipient of the Andy Award receives, among other things, an exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and two of his creations are purchased by the Tel Aviv Museum as well as by The Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
The picture enclosed here taken by Eshel Ezer which appears in the book's chapter about futuristic creations and technologies is of a unique lit dress designed by Zuri Gueta with Maya Arazi and Merav Levi in 1996 while they were still students at "Shenkar" college. It incorporates silicon, the futuristic material Zuri believes in. This exceptional material he is using to create avant-garde three dimensional fabrics, jewelry, accessories, and art works is highly innovative. No wonder they caught the eyes and aroused the curiosity of leading Paris designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier, "Dior," Armani" and many other leading designers who incorporated his textiles in their Haute Couture collections.
Zuri is one of several promising Shenkar students who caught my eye while they were still in college who more than fulfilled their promise being considered now stars in their respective fields of specialty.

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