November 26, 2012

Smart Casual Look By Schiller

When I want to create a casual comfortable look for autumn days, I match a buttoned blouse and blazer with a pair of flattering jeans. In the Israeli winter this is my regular uniform on workdays outside the shop, when I look for fabric suppliers, haberdasheries and sewing workshops. The possible combinations are endless! A green blouse with a brown blazer, a blue blouse with a mustard blazer, etc.

This time I present to you a “red-headed” blazer, called ‘Ginger’. A classic successful model continuing from last year’s winter, with minor improvements and new fabrics. The fabric is mixed cotton, in shades of brown and ginger. Underneath the blazer I am wearing a sand-toned viscose buttoned blouse. The collar is made of dark brown cotton with a gentle flower pattern and a matching removable lace. You can transform a casual look to a more formal one with a tailored skirt or tailored trousers. Change your shoes and match a different purse – and you have an entirely different look.

November 7, 2012

Ruby Raincoat

My main challenge with the 'Rubi' raincoat was the long manufacture process. I was looking for a high-quality, practical, water-repellent fabric. Since very little coats are made in Israel it was very difficult to find the right fabric. By chance, I met a guy who imports fabrics from Japan, and he had a beautiful high-quality fabric made of nylon and cotton. Once I found the fabric, I started making sketches to prepare the design.

I wanted to design a raincoat with a removable cap, so that women who prefer it without the cap could remove it without affecting the design. I had to make three designs before I managed to get the collar to complement the shoulders and conceal the patent zipper underneath. The outcome is perfect, and it was worth the effort. The A-shaped coat has very clean lines, and it is knee-high. It comes in two colors: red and grey. Both have a high-quality grey satin lining with a red Japanese style pattern.