Meet Our Designers: VasnCrafts by Rotem Gurby Anna Kopito | 01.10.14
VasnCrafts by Rotem Gur provides the perfect striking accessories – shoes. Rotem’s designs offer shoes which allow us to push style to the limits from head to toe. From simple, stunningly constructed leather flats to metallic and snakeskin block heels, VasnCrafts show us what shoes can look like and certainly whet the appetite of those shoes fetishists out there who are dying to slip their feet into something a little more exciting.
Telavivian: What one piece of clothing do you wear the most?
Rotem Gur: My grey cashmere coat from Balenciaga.
What is you idea of the perfect Saturday morning?
To be with my husband in our gardens.
What is your favourite drink?
Dirty vodka martini.
What is your greatest achievement?
Best wall colour?
If you were to die and come back as an animal, which animal would it be?
I want to stay human.
What is your perfect accessory?
A bracelet that I was given from my Moroccan grandmother.
What would you like to change about the fashion world?
I don’t want to change it but to encourage more collaborations between fashion and concept art, architecture and music – to make more, to collaborate more.
What is your motto?
If something bad happens to you, you need to move on and stay positive – you need to keep moving forward.
How would the world be different if it was run by women?
I think that both of the sexes are equally important – I don’t think it should be one or the other.
What do you like most about your new collection?
What is your highest ambition?
To create one big place, like a factory, that people from all over the world can come and see the Israeli art and crafts that are produced in this country.
If you weren’t a designer, what would you have done instead?
A race car driver.
What is your favourite restaurant or cafe in Tel Aviv?
The Imperial cocktail bar.
Who is your favourite Israeli artist?
Vasncrafts is one the 5 participating brands during Telavivian’s first Pop Up Shop for Israeli design. RSVP here.
Photos by Jenny Schweber
Text by Francesca Kletz