European Fashion Award – FASH 2022
|The Space||The collection “The Space” investigates the term “Pre-Israeli Orientalism” and explores the complexity of Orientalism as it developed among the Zionist immigrants in Palestine at the beginning of the 20th century. The visual inspiration came from photographs by Abraham Soskin showing Jewish families in traditional Palestinian dress. They speak of the longing to assimilate with the East and to attain authentic, indigenous roots. The silhouettes are hybrids between East and West: traditional Palestinian and Western dresses. In their constructed form, they are flat and change their dynamic when worn. The silk and denim fabrics were printed. The technique of the cynaotype was used for this, at the time one of the first methods of developing photographs. The prints show wheat, oats, and eucalyptus in harmony with the local landscape. Eucalyptus was brought to Palestine from Europe by the Zionists to dry out the swamps.|
||Lihi Mendel has designed very beautiful and well-developed silhouettes. The grass prints are convincing with their good colour feeling and have been excellently realised on different fabric qualities. The result is fashion of high desirability that can be worn for many years. The simple yet strong portfolio portions the mood photos well and makes you want to see the designs in real.
Member of the jury Arne Eberle, Arne Eberle press + sales und publisher Œ Magazine
|Education||Bachelor, Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee, Prof. Heike Selmer|
|Prize||1,700 euros prize money, Singer Heavy Duty 4423 sewing machine|
|Contactemail@example.com / @LihiMendel|