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.


  1. My name is Andrea Rosen and I am the art director at Jaffa Bar in Yafo. My partner, stylist Anna Pashin, and I are hosting a fashion show entitled FASHION FORWARD this Friday, July 20th, at 18:00 at Jaffa Bar. We are featuring the collections of First Kiss, Dina Glass, and Sketch.

    Since I cannot include the press release in this comment, here is the Facebook invite for all information.

    We are featuring models from all over the world, including Anitra Lourie. Tapas will be provided by Chef Nir Tsook.

    I would love it if you would join us!

    Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you.

    Andrea Rosen

  2. Wow great post and the picture posted is awesome... Thanks for sharing it!!!

    Fashion Art