Originally inspired by a painting of Jesus from the 16th century with a noose tied
around his neck, Rope Tails begun forming in designer’s Shirley Itzik mind in one of her
visits to the Louvre years back.
Anything can be transformed into an object of desire is one of the corner stones of her
artistic agenda. Here portrayed by a rope as an artifact of collective meaning
processed and transformed into gold colored metals of a regal nature.
The pieces of the collection are meant to arouse a relation or association to a certain
place in our personal or collective memory.
Casted, braided and modified into precious jewels, the original material remains absent
from the collection. This assembly is all about the metal, tradition and the appearance
Either solid and sculptural, fluid and mobile, textured or smooth, or a combination of all,
she draws from her habitual attempt to form tension between fields and
merge the rough and refined.
Referencing to antiques and magnum opus of the field along with an amused take on
classics and romanticism combined with clean and modern geometric lines, the
collection tells a tale of diverse inspirations beginning in biblical time, walking
through modernism. A small paraphrase on power and submission, suggesting
tragedies worn as symbols of triumph leaving the edges unraveled for more to come.
Dream team credits:
Creative direction & photography: Noa Yafe
Models: Nana Yaa Asare Boadu & Yoshevah Jones
Make Up: Netta Szekely