Fashion Design Department, Shenkar
Ilan Beja, Head of department
Forty-three students are currently completing four years of a particularly creative academic journey, in a year of turmoil and upheaval the likes of which the world has never known.
Filled with curiosity, cautious optimism, and extensive familiarity with the world of design, art, and culture, these graduates are embarking on their independent path equipped with a toolbox filled with design, technological, and commercial tools.
In the past academic year the graduates engaged with many questions that reflect the mood and mindset of the younger generation in light of the immense changes in the world in general and the fashion world in particular.
The process of designing the collections, which began before the advent of the coronavirus epidemic, encouraged original and creative self-expression, and became imbued with sensitivity to and awareness of the lockdown period, and ultimately grappled with burning questions concerning the present and the future given the dramatic changes taking place around the world. In spite of all this, the students created, designed, drew, developed, sewed, cut, printed, embroidered, dyed, edited, and styled collections that convey a unique, bold fashion statement that is more relevant than ever.