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