Designer Shahar Abergil presents her nostalgic collection called: 6+ inspired by her family’s toy store.

The promising designer, which graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, finds inspiration in different cultures and memories ‘it is very important to me to keep the story of a particular inspiration with my own interpretation’ she says.

About the collection: 

The family owned toy store, named after her, was the perfect setting for the designer’s childhood and has been the inspiration behind the collection. Out of the abundance of toys that always surrounded her, she was especially drawn to a collection of tin robots that were laid on one of the high shelves in the store.

The patterns were inspired by the unique shapes of the different robots. She spent hours in the store, surrounded by different robot parts intertwined with materials from children creation kits, that will later come to life in form of robot like garments with a feminine twist.

These materials received a new interpretation from her present point of view and were used in traditional handcraft in the creation process of the pieces.

The collection is rich in textures such as cotton, synthetic fiber, glass paint, tulip dimensional fabric paint & perler beads.

The colours are vivid and strong. The sharp cuts are emphasised with vibrant yellow blue and green. Flowery elements are adding a touch of romantic femininity to the futuristic like silhouettes in forms of jewellery head piece or appliqué.

Jewellery with strong ethnic influences, designed by Shahar, complete the looks and give a perfect picture of a robot-like woman, with a soft, feminine side.

Photographer: Zohar Shitrit

MUHA: Dana kfir

Model: Vika for Elinor Shahar

Robot-like woman by Fashion designer Shahar Abergil - Milkey Magazine

Robot-like woman, with a soft, feminine side. Shahar Abergil – 6+ photograph: Zohar Shitrit

Tin robots as inspiration by Fashion designer Shahar Abergil - Milkey Magazine

Tin robots as inspiration – Shahar Abergil – 6+ photograph: Zohar Shitrit

Flowery elements by Fashion designer Shahar Abergil - Milkey Magazine

Flowery elements. Shahar Abergil – 6+ photograph: Zohar Shitrit

Futuristic like silhouettes by Fashion designer Shahar Abergil - Milkey Magazine

Futuristic like silhouettes. Shahar Abergil – 6+ photograph: Zohar Shitrit

Vibrant green by Fashion designer Shahar Abergil - Milkey Magazine

Vibrant green. Shahar Abergil – 6+ photograph: Zohar Shitrit

Perler beads head piece by Fashion designer Shahar Abergil - Milkey Magazine

Perler beads head piece. Shahar Abergil – 6+ photograph: Zohar Shitrit

Materials with new interpretation by Fashion designer Shahar Abergil - Milkey Magazine

Materials with new interpretation. Shahar Abergil – 6+ photograph: Zohar Shitrit

Flower appliqué by Fashion designer Shahar Abergil - Milkey Magazine

Flower appliqué. Shahar Abergil – 6+ photograph: Zohar Shitrit

Fashion designer Shahar Abergil collection - Milkey Magazine

Perler beads were used in the garments as well. Shahar Abergil – 6+ photograph: Zohar Shitrit

Sketch by fashion designer Shahar Abergil - Milkey Magazine

Sketch by designer Shahar Abergil – for her 6+ collection