“Here Comes the Bride” - spectacular fashion show
Here Comes the Bride – Israel Friends of Beit Hatfutsot and Shenkar College team up for spectacular fashion show!
The Israel Friends of Beit Hatfutsot joined with the Fashion Department at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design for a spectacular project, to create beautifully hand embroidered wedding gowns inspired by Beit Hatfutsot, The Museum of the Jewish People. These unique designs were revealed to the public for the first time on the runway of Gindi Fashion Week Tel Aviv, which was produced by Motty Reif, who also serves as a member of the board of the Israel Friends of Beit Hatfutsot.
Here Comes the Bride was initiated by the Director of the Israel Friends of Beit Hatfutsot, Irit Admoni Perlman, and Chairman, Gideon Hamburger, together with Leah Peretz, Head of the Fashion Design Department at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design.
The project, which was part of the annual course on designing wedding gowns, was undertaken by 14 Shenkar third year fashion students, under the guidance of lecturer Ronen Levin, with Dalia Cohen and Ziva Sidler. For their final assignment the students designed bridal gowns inspired by the synagogue models on display at Beit Hatfutsot. The synagogue reproductions from around the world portray rich cultures and traditions, offering the students an opportunity to trace their roots, as well as the customs, colors and music which are part of their family tradition. Using these elements, the students created beautifully crafted bridal gowns, embellished with exquisite hand embroidery; each incorporating personal interpretations and reflecting the sentiments and relationship of each student-designer to their own individual culture.
The guests at the event included Irena Nevzlin Kogan, Chair, Beit Hatfutsot Board of Directors and her husband, Michael Kogan; Gideon Hamburger, Chair Israel Friends of Beit Hatfutsot, and his wife, Hani Hamburger; Ami Sagy, Board member of the Israel Friends of Beit Hatfutsot, and his wife Lizika Sagy; Prof. Yuli Tamir, President of Shenkar College; Dana Azrieli, Chairperson of the Shenkar Board of Governors; Gabi Roter, the co-CEO of Castro.
"This extraordinary cooperation between Beit Hatfutsot and Shenkar gave us a unique opportunity to tell the exceptional and ongoing story of the Jewish People and its multifaceted culture, in an original and unusual way," commented Irit Admoni Perlman, Director of the Israel Friends of Beit Hatfutsot.
"The Fashion Design department at Shenkar is proud to be part of Fashion Week with such an exciting project,” said Leah Peretz, Head of the Fashion Design Department at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. Here Comes the Bride introduced the students to their collective and individual heritage which inspired them to create fantastic designs in material and thread," continued Ms. Peretz.
Following the Fashion show, the gowns were returned to Beit Hatfutsot, and will be displayed in a special exhibition throughout 2013.
Here Comes the Bride was sponsored by the NADAV Foundation and Sagy Group