In celebration of Israel’s 70th anniversary, Mingei International Museum, in collaboration with the House of Israel and its curator Smadar Samson mounted a magnificent exhibition of Israeli craft and design. Beautifully laid out and filled with an expansive range of creations the show presented art objects from the late 19th century through the present, including work by Israel’s most visible and interesting designers working today such as Dori Csengeri.
From the show’s catalogue:
Epic style captures Dori Csengeri Imagination, and her Camelot haute couture necklace is a reminiscent of medieval gowns, fierce battle gear and dragons’ scales. With its immaculate embellishments and its hand-stitched linen embossed with gold leaf, the necklace strives to find as Csengeri puts it, the “balance between timelessness and timeliness”.
To view more haute couture pieces by Dori, click here.
Fashion designer Yaron Minkowski is one of Israel’s leading designers as well as an old friend of Dori’s. So when Dori received an invitation for the opening night of Yaron’s retrospective exhibition, she immediately RSVP “Yes!”.
The exhibition “Yaron Minkowski – Dream Weaver” presents the designer’s major milestones over the past 30 years. The various pieces provide a glimpse into Minkowski’s philosophy of design. His works are exciting, surprising, and explore the relationship between form, color, texture, fabric, and anything in between….
Jersualm of Gold collection by Yaron Minkowski
Dori & Yaron at the opening night of the exhibition
keffiyeh couture dresses by Yaron Minkowski
couture creations by Yaron Minkowski
And of course we couldn’t resist a little ‘blast from the past’, so we searched our archives and came up with these 2 images of runway collaborations between Dori & Yaron. 🙂
Since Dove’s Real Women campaign there have been numerous examples of body diversity ads making it into the mainstream. Sharon, our USA rep, had fun taking photos of store buyers, fellow designers and fashion students who happened to visit our booth at the NY Now show.
She asked them to ‘model’ Dori’s new SS2016 collection. What can we say? Non-traditional models are definitely having a moment! Here, we celebrate some of the ‘real women’ who just happened to look fab in our jewelry…. 🙂