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September 28, 1984 - Image 63

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-09-28

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year

Israeli leathers
are in fashion

BY GREER FAY CASHMAN

Tel Aviv — This year's leather
fashion collections from Israel are
notable for their extraordinary
individualism. Each collection
bears the distinct mark of its de-
signer, who has obviously created
and not copied.
Crafting of leather has not
changed much over the centuries.
Unlike the textile industry, which
is being taken over by com-
puterization, production tech-
niques in leather are still depen-
dent on human skills.
Modern technology, however,
has succeeded in making leather
more pliant, more colorful and
more luxurious both to the eye
and to the touch, giving suede and
softness and sheen of velvet and
imbuing nappa and a silky sur-
face. Stiff, conventionally styled
leather which crackled with every
movement, is a thing of the past.
Designers in Israel are so
enamored with the flexibility of
leather that they are incorporat-
ing it in knitted and woven ap-
parel. Tamara Yovel, one of Is-
rael's most avant-garde de-
signers, effectively uses nappa to-
gether with velvet and lace in
elaborately contrived trimmings
on tweeds and dramatic knitwear.
"I like to hint at the folkloristic in
my creations without pinpointing
the exact influence," she explains.
Oded Gera, resident designer at
Jerusalem-based Scharf's Furs,
developed a strong feel for leather
during the two seasons for which
he was commissioned to design
collections for the famous Israeli
leather house, Beged Or. His crea-
tions for Scharf's include many
layered jackets with fur vests over
leather, leather over fur or
leather trimmed with fur. Among
the best buys in this collection is a
fur-vested leather battle-dress
jacket with under-seam zip-off de-
tachable and reversible sleeves
which are leathr on one side and
fur on the other. The total pos-
sibilities in this design offer seven
garments for the price of one.
Reversibles are also big sellers.
Scharf's Furs export and local
market sales have soared since
they began producing swakara
lamb reversible coats and jackets
in which the underside of the
curly fur has a suede -surface.
Seams are geometically banded
by strips of leather or satin result-
ing in a sporty suede coat on one
side and an elegant fur on the
other. Scharf's prices these coats
from $1,000 to $1,500; tourists
enjoy a 25% reduction as they do
on all leather and fur purchases
which are exported.
Meanwhile, defying the restric-
tions of conservatism with a rich,
exotic group of swirling cannon
gray coats and capes, emblazoned
with peacock's eyes and feathers
and a three-dimensional vag-
abond look with suede darns over
uneven patches is the Tadmor col-
lection. The bright new sparks in
the collection have been lit by two
young designers, Anat Hefetz and
Tali Gavish, both graduates of Is-
rael's Shenkar College of Fashion
and Textile Design.
Through the versatile efforts of
such designers as Yovel, Gera,
Hefetz and Gavish, more Israelis
than ever before will be wearing
leather this fall.

FERN & HERB BAKER &
FAMILY

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year

MR. & MRS.
ALEX SPINNER & SON

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to all
our friends
and relatives

MINDY, SAM, JOSH &
LONI HERMAN

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to all
our friends
and relatives

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Best Wishes to
all our friends and
members of the Herut

SIMON & HELEN CIECK

May the coming

year be filled

with health and

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MR. & MRS. NATHAN
WOLOK & FAMILY,
LAUDERHILL, FL

GERALD & LISA BRODY

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year

INEZ & MEL KEPES

A Very Happy and Healthy
New Year to All Our Friends
and Family

THE BLAZ FAMILY

all our family

JERRY, ILENE, ALISA & NEAL

and friends

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WM. SIMON &
JEANETTE GOTTLIEB

year be filled

with health and

happiness for

to all
our friends
and relatives

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year

happiness for

May the coming

GEORGE & LIBBY
WEINGARDEN

Friday, September 28, 1984 15B

May the coming year be
one filled with health,
happiness and
prosperity for all our
friends and family.

BARRY, CELIA, RIVKA,
TZVI, SHOSHANA BRAVER

all our family

and friends

IRVING, HELEN '&
RITA KOZUCH

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year

SAM & BARBARA PRESS & FAMILY

To All Our
Relatives
and Friends,
Our wish for a
year filled with
happiness,
health and prosperity

SAUL & BESSIE ROTT

CHILDREN - GRAND-CHILDREN & GREAT-GRANDSON

Wishing all our family and
friends a year of

health and happiness

MR. & MRS. JOSEPH BERMAN

REPIEFiziriq

May the New Year Bring

Wishing all our family and
friends a year of
health and happiness

CLAUDE & TERRY OSTER,
• SONS ALLAN, JAY & SCOTT

Wishing all our family and
friends a year of
health and happiness

MR. & MRS. MOE R. MILLER

To All Our Friends
Health,
and Family
Joy, Prosperity
and Everything
Good in Life

THE WILSONS

EDDIE & LINDA, SCOTT, •
MARK, LISA & STACY

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