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Maor Zabar

Textile,Fashion & Jewerly Design

“I have always evaded standard practicality in favor of fantasy and dreams, and I advocate a self-aware, humor-wrapped design for the wearer. Through my design works, I attempt to create aesthetics that touch the soul, albeit whimsically, revealing layers and irony in a fresh, amused, surprising way.”
Costume designer, hatmaker, artist and creative Maor Zabar is a graduate of the Fashion Design department at Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art (2003). During his studies he was the recipient of the Stanley Heller design award for outstanding students and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Creative Excellence Grant (Sharett) for costume design.

After graduating, Zabar founded an independent costume design studio for theater, dance and opera. His eponymous millinery atelier was established in 2014, manufacturing original, colorful and playful hats in a variety of techniques. Between 2008-2016 Zabar won industry awards for over 20 theater costume designs. As in art, his work aims to capture the moment, but not to represent reality as is.

Zabar was nominated for the 2022 Edmond de Rothschild Design Award for Senior Fashion, Textile, and Jewelry Designers.
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