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HERE COMES THE BRIDE

 

HERE COMES THE BRIDE

Photographer: Talia Zoref
Writer: Talia Zoref
Editor: Tracey Belchetz
 

Wedding gown inspired by Spanish synagogues. Designer: Levi Shenhav. 
 

Recently I had the pleasure of going to see a beautiful exhibit called, “Here comes the Bride” at Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv. The exhibit was actually a project that was created through a collaboration between the Fashion Design Department of Shenkar College of Engineering and Design and Beit Hatfutsot. Fourteen third year students studying Fashion were asked to participate in the project and design a wedding gown inspired by the Jewish community from each of their family backgrounds.  The results were amazing.  The students created dresses inspired by synagogues around the world, Jewish traditions, various items of Judaica including prayer shawls, teffillin and mezuzot to name a few, jewelry, and even musical instruments.  The different Jewish cultures represented in the dresses included Spanish, Greek, Iraqi, Moroccan, Yemenite, German, Polish, and Algiers Jews. The dresses were beautifully and delicately made by using fine materials such as Chiffon, Silk, Organza, beads, crystals, and leather.  It is clear from viewing these beautiful works of art that each and every student involved in this project invested many hours and days of intense sewing, beading, pattern making and fitting of the garments.  The work is extremely detail oriented producing very special and unique dresses.   I deeply recommend going to see this one of a kind exhibition particularly since the designs are very original and the dresses are just breathtaking.

 
Designer: Eyal Ron Meistel
 "The students created dresses inspired by synagogues around the world, Jewish traditions, various items of Judaica including prayer shawls, teffillin and mezuzot to name a few, jewelry, and even musical instruments. "
 
Designer: Eyal Ron Meistel
 
 Dress inspired by the tree of life. Designer: Chen Ariel.
 
 
Inspired by antique European table maps. Designer: Yael Gaizler 
 
Designer: Yael  Gaizler
 "The different Jewish cultures represented in the dresses included Spanish, Greek, Iraqi, Moroccan, Yemenite, German, Polish, and Algiers Jews. "



Wedding gown inspired by Iraq by Designer Adi Bakshi

 designer Hadar Brin.

Sketches by Designer Adi Bakshi
 
 Dress inspired by the tree of life. Designer: Chen Ariel.
 

 "The dresses were beautifully and delicately made by using fine materials such as Chiffon, Silk, Organza, beads, crystals, and leather."

 
 
Pattern By Adi Bakshi
 
 

 
Wedding gown inspired by polish Jewish background by designer Hadar Brin.
 
 
Hope you enjoyed the post,
Talia

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