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

Photo: Isri Halpern. Design: Menusi-Benoish. Styling: Nurit Bat-Yaar
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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Yohji Yamamoto and "israel Fashion Art"

A Yohji Yamamoto creation in Holon Design Museum, July 14, 2012
Hi, Since I was unable to attend the official opening of Yohji Yamamoto's exhibit several days ago at the Holon Design Museum I attended it yesterday. It was very important to me to view this most exciting exhibit for several reasons. Firstly, I am a great admirer of Japan's visual culture in general and of the Paris Japanese fashion designers in particular. Besides that, in the 80s I served as vice-chairman of the Israel-Japan Friendship Association which is marking this year its 60s 
 . I also befriended artist Kojiro Akagi the former editor of GAP-JAPAN magazine during his visit to Israel. He attended here an international press meeting and at his request I introduced him to a number of young upcoming Israeli fashion designers about whom he published two articles in two issues of GAP-JAPAN.

Since, the Paris Japanese designers' influence on fashion was very dominant for quite a number of years - in my book "Israel Fashion Art"                       "שיכרון עיצובים - אמנות האופנה בישראל"
I devoted one of the chapters to the far-eastern influence on western fashion in general and on Israeli designers in particular. Not forgetting the classical Japanese garments, the avan-guard Paris Japanese revolutionary creations, and even today's Tokyo's street fashion which originated in their picturesque comic magazines. 

Although I was very impressed by Yamamoto's outstanding Holon's exhibit in general - the one design that I was most enchanted by was the sculptural one in the above photo. Hope you like it too.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Interview about "Israel Fashion Art" on CH. 2

Hi, a couple of days ago a very nice and considerate Facebook friend by the name of Moria Shamir whom I didn't really know posted the following status on my wall:
"למי שפנוי בשעה זו, נורית בערוץ 2, עם הספר המדהים,, אצל שמעון פרנס. שבת שלום מלאה באהבה לכולללללם" which means: whomever is free at this hour, Nurit is on Channel 2 at the Shimon Parnass program with her stunning book. Shabat Shalom filled with love to all  

I am very grateful to you dear Moria. It was a real pleasure to find out that Channel 2 which is the most popular Channel in Israel ran   again the interview Shimon Parnass had with me about my album book "Israel Fashion Art"   "שיכרון עיצובים - אמנות האופנה בישראל" ",  

For the benefit of those  of you who missed it - I've uploaded a recording of it. Hope you'll enjoy it.  

The photo presently seen on the  screen was taken exclusively for the book by Menahem Oz. It depicts a vest designed by Tsvika  Lahav and Marie Terez Kogan with an enlarged embroidery inspired and done by Beduine women enlisted by Ruth Dayan of  Carima in order to preserve the tribal art of embroidery.   

In the video are included many other pictures from the book with an emphasis on designs that correspond with the Mediterranean since the name of the Shimon Parnass program is "A Dream to the Mediterranean" (In Hebrew the words dream and window rhyme and sound very similar except for the last letter).