Vogue Gioiello – Dori’s couture soutache

When the journalist of  Vogue Gioiello discovered Dori’s jewelry collection, she was taken by it and wanted to find out more about the designer behind the precious hand-embroidered creations.

Here is the interview as published in Vogue Gioiello….

Dori’s sense of color as well as the long tradition of hand embroidery and textile design are at the core of her creations. She is an Israeli designer known throughout the world who takes inspiration from costume history and from contemporary art & fashion. Dori works alongside artisans who specialize in the ancient soutache technique.  Her personal spin on the soutache technique involves hand-embroidering textile cords while incorporating materials such as gem stones, shells, vintage buttons and Swarovski crystals into the design.

Which are the new developments and new items in the summer 2013 collection?
“In terms of the selection, there are more chokers and bracelets. Also, I offer a large selection of earrings in a variety of sizes in new shapes and styles. In terms of design, I would say that Bogart is the most artistic looking color group in my summer collection. On one of my visits to the flea market, I happened to find some blinking blue and brown dolls eyes. I joined those eyes with free-form embroidery, agate slices and metal elements, as well as a measure of surrealism inspiration for an intriguing “looking at you” effect…”

choker mqe-n522g_resizeDori’s Martinique choker – spring/summer 2013

alegra ears no logo_resizeDori’s Alegra earrings – spring/summer 2013

bogart bracelet no logo_resizeDori’s Bogart bracelet – “Here’s to looking at you kid”….

What are your medium and long term projects?
“I am currently experimenting with a new capsule collection of digitally printed kaftans, tunics and shawls, for which I have selected interesting unique designs. The idea is to inspire women to treat themselves to luxurious accessories in the comfort of their homes or while vacationing at resorts. We offer a wider variety of superbly soft high-fashion accessories for the world of leisure & pleasure.”

KFT-6_0460Dori’s Kaftan from her new capsule collection

Are you of the opinion that fairs (i.e. trade shows) are still a valid means of communication?
“Shows are still good for creating a dialogue between designers and buyers; allowing professional buyers to have the first-hand experience of the product. However, the shows are not a good platform for communicating with our retail customers, the women who wear our creations. We find that advertising in the right magazines and extensive online activity are far more efficient in reaching potential customers and catching their attention.”

What fields do you excel in?
“Design and color, making every collection a thrilling, intriguing and surprising experience for my loyal followers….” 🙂

fol-n404(Folies)-2_resizeDori’s colorful Folies necklace & earrings – spring/summer 2013

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Dori in Paris

Dori & Giora LOVE Paris and exhibited at the Premiere Classe shows sooooo many times, that they are just a tad shy of becoming true Parisians…But even they were surprised by the city’s somewhat frosty welcome…  🙂
ImageBefore the show started, they were glad that the weather allowed a visit to their favorite Square Gabriel Pierné for some much needed recharging.  After all, Dori had just barely managed to beat the clock and get to the finish line with her new spring-summer 2013 collection minutes before the flight. It’s not official… but we have a feeling…. that the final finishing touches were given to the last jewelry piece while on the plane… 🙂
ImageThe first day of the show started with the booth set-up. When the furniture pieces were all assembled, Dori carefully arranged the jewelry display. Things came along smoothly with the help of Claudine, our French agent, and Dori & Giora even had some spare time for posing for the camera…ImageBefore long, our booth was bustling with all the boutique & gallery owners, department stores buyers and fashion journalists who dropped by to view Dori’s new collection. Many loyal customers have become close friends of team Dori over the years, so between talking about the new jewelry styles and placing orders, there was a whole lot of “catching-up” and joking around…

Image  Thomas Schwender of Tomshot Berlin stopped by to say hi…

ImageDori’s happy “reunion” with Lia of A-Cuckoo-Moment and Cyril of Almire, Paris 

Even with all the hard work (…and play…) Dori & Giora managed to have some breathers and had fun walking the show and visiting their designer friends.

Image Jean-Jacques Rogers who worked for the likes of Givenchy, Lanvin, Chanel
and Balmain, exhibited his luxe scarves line at the Premiere Classe.

Image                     Wendy Pickard of The Branch, UK designs bold jewelry pieces…
as described in Vogue
“No arm should be without a wooden bangle or two”….  🙂

Part of the show was dedicated to upcoming fashion trends that could be viewed at the Forum De Tendances and… on the Who’s Next runway.  The Who’s Next organizers asked Dori to “pretty please” loan them some of her exciting haute couture pieces and she gladly obliged…

trendforum              Dori’s haute couture Icarus earrings and bracelet at the Trends Forum

catwalk 2 Dori’s show-stopping Bogart necklace on the Who’s Next catwalk
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           Dori’s haute couture Bogart necklace as featured in Who’s Next upcoming trends

After the show had closed, Dori spent a day doing one of her favorite activities…shopping for materials! She scouted bead stores, flea markets, gemstones suppliers and vintage boutiques in search for materials that would spark her imagination…
IMG_0170                     Mirror, mirror on the wall…which is the prettiest tassel of them all? 🙂

Like all good things, the Paris trip was about to come to an end. On their last morning stroll at the Jardin des Tuileries Dori & Giora had a surprising encounter with….a goat. As it happened, the charming creature was employed by the municipality of Paris…job description: weed eating & shrubs trimming … 🙂

jardin de tuileries - goat 1This cute green gardener looks fab on the job site, sporting a goatee, a fur coat and effortless Parisian chic… 🙂

And that was it….time to pack up and fly back home….Au Revoir Paris!!!! See you again in March!….♥

team Dori holiday wish list

‘Tis the season when….he’s making a list; he’s checking it twice; gonna find out who’s naughty or nice…. And while we at team Dori are not made of sugar and spice, we’re most certainly nice…so here’s what’s on our Holiday wish list this year…

much love from Dori

Dori’s ♥ list:

guggenheim-bilbaoI’m facintaed with the Frank Gehry “Guggenheim Museum” Bilbao, Spain. I’m amazed how Gehry incorporated “light” as one of the structure materials.  The reflections from the titanium scales create a sense of movement and I would love to just sit and watch how the the whole structure seems to alter throughout the day.

new zealandI’m a big fan of “The Lord of The Rings ” trilogy.  The scenary in the movies is out of this world…but… I would need to overcome my fear of heights before attempting a lord of the rings new zealand tour…oh well, at least I have tickets for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”…thank you Peter Jackson…. 🙂

Esti our store managerEsti’s (store manager) ♥ list:

Radiohead in concertI LOVE Radiohead and would be thrilled to get concert tickets (VIP box tickets anyone???) to anywhere in the world….London, Paris, Berlin….here I come… 🙂

marathon

I started running this year and if all goes well I plan to run the Tel Aviv marathon 2013, so being in top shape and…a pair of great running sneakers are pretty much at the top of my wish list.

desert rose earrings

One of the greatest team Dori perks is getting sneak peeks on Dori’s “latest and bestest”.  Here’s to the Desert Rose earrings from the spring-summer 2013 collection. I can hardly wait to see them at the store and get “to play” with them… 🙂

esti pics - dodo show 046Irina’s (atelier manager) ♥ list:
free diveSeeing the world from a bird’s-eye view, being able to fly and…the unbelievable adrenaline rush…what’s not to love about skydiving????

kakslauttanen-igloo-village-finland-thumbWinter is my favorite season and my idea of an ideal vacation is all about cuddling in front of the fire place, walks in the woods and watching the snow falling outside my window…

bellagioAfter seeing so many movies about Vegas, I’m very curious to have a firsthand “Las Vegas experience” …preferably with 1 or 2 million Dollars in my pocket to cover my “necessary expenses”…  🙂

sharon @ NYIGF 2011Sharon’s (USA sales & marketing) ♥ list:

meerkats

Ever since watching Meerkat Manor on Animal Planet I’ve been obsessed with these lil’ fellas. I’m practically all packed and ready to go to South Africa’s Kalahari desert…and being on the tall side,  I’m sure that the meerkats would be happy to stand sentry on my shoulder…or head… 🙂

 Super Bowl XLVI

My name is Sharon and I’m a NY Jets fan….need I say more? 😦  And even though the Jets are not going to make it to the playoffs this year…my inner quarterback would love to see super bowl XLVI live from New Orleans 

bog-p891It’s not a nice thing to do…but I do play favorites with Dori’s jewelry pieces. And this time, I fell head over heels in love with Bogart the blue-eyed quirky pin….

share with us your holiday wish list… 🙂

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OF YOU AND YOURS!!!! 🙂