maandag 16 april 2012
My name is Lilach Eliyahu, I'm 28 years old. I was born and raised in Israel but now I'm living in Barcelona. I grew up in a family that moved a lot because of my father's work. All of those transitions were not an easy thing for a young girl but at the same time they were an educator. Thanks to that I got to meet many different people, habits and ways of living and thus, formed the theme of my final project. I believe my childhood memories and events turned out to be a major influence on the person I am today.
2. Tell us a little bit about the concept behind your collection?
My inspiration is a childhood memory. When I was a little girl my family and I moved a lot, from the city to the suburbs and even to the Kibbutz. All of those transitions left me with the feeling that I don't have a clear nostalgia. In my collection I use parts of dolls’ and little girls’ dresses. Although the collection looks very colorful and sweet, when you take a closer look you can see that it is not as sweet as it seems. The collection demonstrates the dialogue between the child, the new woman and her old doll. I used knit, quilt, chiffon, silk and other fabrics from the child's world.
I'm getting my inspiration from my memories, dreams, people on the street, art and film. And I adore the street fashion of Japan and London.
4. If you were to describe your collection in only 3 keywords which ones would you choose?
5. What fascinates you about fashion design and why did you choose this path as a profession?
I believe my role as a designer is to bring a moment of joy into people's lives. Although I studied fashion design I believe a designer can take part at any field related to design, because she/he has the desire to make the world a little more decorated, comfortable and nice for people. In my designs, I like to incorporate colors and textures as well as developing fabrics that give the garment a value-added. The details and appearance of the inner layer of garments are important to me because it's like a secret shared only between the garment and the person who is wearing it.
I think that fashion “clash” needs to be a combination between art and wearable clothes. It's important to me to have a clear subject and inspiration which will make the clothes with value-added. It needs to be interesting and joyful in different kinds of ways.
Pictures by Zohar Shitrit