I’ve known Maria ,the creative force behind the brand MARIA BERMAN – Clothing co., for literally, ages. Back in the day, she was my best friend’s-big-brother’s-girl friend (today they are happily married and managing the brand’s affairs together…) while I was still mostly modeling and picking up sewing courses when possible. I still remember how excited I was when she asked me to be the model for her senior collection from Shenkar College of Design ,the same establishment Alber Elbaz graduated from way before he turned into the man we all know as the kind face behind Lanvin.
My pay was a dress, that was eventually worn off to the T (I never told her, but that was my lucky dress for days to come…), it was dark olive, strapless, with big box pleats at the bust and there wasn’t a time I got away without a compliment or a dozen… Today, she is crafting away in a studio of her own in downtown Tel-Aviv, and selling in the top of the crop boutiques across Israel. Seeing her recent collection this morning, I felt me web-applause are in order. Bravo cherie! I wish I could hop to Tel-Aviv and swirl away in a silky dress, picking up wondering glances as I go…
I LOVE how soft and feminine yet oh so clever this collection is… I’m not sure if Maria ships worldwide, but for you Israeli folks, check out her boutique listing here.
Photographer- Michael Fisch
Jewelry – Paula Bianka
Styling – Maayan Goldman
Hair & Make-Up- Patrick Oved to SOLO
Mode l- Irina Roshik – MC2 Management