Designer Spotlight: Mirit Weinstock
First off! Take us back to the conception of your Holiday collection. Can you tell us about the design process? (Where do you start? A color palette, materials, theme?)
My latest collection, “Blush” is inspired by classic jewelry elements, and by shades of pink.
For the holiday collection, I combine classic drop shapes and blush pearls with handcrafted elements in interesting textures, bringing an updated look to classic ideas.
I always start with materials, which are my biggest passion!
I love to explore different materials such as eyelashes, garland, raffia, papers and transform them into jewelry. Each piece is handcrafted and sculptured from those special materials and later dipped in silver or gold. Alternatively, we make a mold from the initial paper or garland and create the final jewelry in silver cast while still capturing the original material's texture and look.
Three words to describe the Mirit Weinstock Holiday collection? Who do you envision wearing your pieces?
Sparkle, Classic, Fresh.
A woman with a fashion international personality who dreams about Paris in the 1920's but also rocks in concerts, loves to dance, has friends all over the world and always searching for new inspirations and dreams. A sophisticated, elegant, sexy lady.
Tell us about your studio space and neighborhood. How does your community influence your collections?
My studio is part of the house. I love it that way, and would not want it to be in a separate space. This allows me to be always surrounded by creation and inspirations and also to walk into my studio at 2 am enjoying late magical night work hours.
The building is an old Arabic house with high ceilings, big windows, and charming balconies. It is located in the flea market neighborhood in Jaffa, a south part of Tel Aviv city, and five minutes walk from the beach where I go every day even for five minutes to breath.
My studio is full of souvenirs that I have collected from flea markets around the world: from old Japanese geisha hair jewelry to 1930's French lace dresses.
I've been between Tel Aviv and Paris for over a decade and have been spending more and more time in Japan in the past few years, so there are many mix influences on my collection.