naomi maaravi
naomi maaravi
I CREATE MY OWN LANGUAGE TO COMMUNICATE AND TO TELL STORIES... THE RESULT IS AN INDIVIDUAL RECYCLED RE-DESIGNED ECO COLLECTION BLENDING ART AND FASHION AND STORY TELLING.
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naomi maaravi

 THE STORY BEGAN 10 YEARS AGO WHEN I MADE MY FIRST PIECE, FOR MY DAUGHTER. IT WAS A DRESS I CREATED FROM A PAIR OF JEANS MY HUSBAND HAD WORN OUT. MY FATHER DID THAT. HE NEVER THREW ANYTHING AWAY, NEVER EVER. HE CREATED A NEW WORLD OUT OF ITEMS THAT WERE CONSIDERED HAVING NO VALUE ANYMORE. MILK-BOTTLES BECAME LAMPS. STRINGS AND ROPES WERE MADE INTO CARPETS OR SEATS. COMBINATIONS OF OLD BIKES, APPLIANCES, AND GARMENTS BECAME INTERESTING, NEW, USEFUL OR JUST LOVABLE OBJECTS. MY FATHER TAUGHT ME THAT EVERY ITEM HAS VALUE, NO MATTER HOW OLD OR BROKEN UP. EVERYTHING HAS A SOUL, AN IDENTITY. BEHIND EVERY OBJECT THERE IS A STORY.

AS A RESULT OF MY FATHER'S TEACHING, I CONSIDER THAT EVERY GARMENT HAS A PERSONALITY, SOMETHING THAT MAKES IT UNIQUE, INDIVIDUAL AND PRECIOUS. LIKE THE PERSON TO WHOM IT BELONGED. I GIVE THE STORIES THEIR CONTINUATION. I RE-USE MY OWN COLLECTED HIGH END MATERIALS OR THE EMOTIONAL & VALUABLE PERSONAL MATERIALS GIVEN TO ME BY MY CLIENTS TO CREATE NEW STORIES, NEW GARMENTS, DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE.

I PUT MY HEART IN EVERY PIECE I CREATE, LIKE A WRITER PUTS SOMETHING OF HIMSELF INTO THE STORY HE TELLS.

MY MEMORIES, EVENTS, HAPPINESS, SADNESS ARE ALL PARTS OF THE MATERIAL I USE, BLENDED TO CREATE UNIQUE GARMENTS WITH STORIES ON THEIR OWN.

INSPIRED BY MY FATHER'S WAY OF RESPECT AND LOVE FOR ALL THINGS AROUND HIM!

SIMON ERNST RAPAPORT 1922-2004

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