Sunday, May 15, 2016

Haberdasher Extraordinaire, Maor Zabar!


In today’s world, the term haberdasher is most generally used to describe a clothing outfitter for men. Haberdasher is derived from the Middle English word hapertas, which was an Anglo-French word for a type of cloth, as is the now obsolete noun haberdash, which once meant petty merchandise or small wares such as sewing needles and thimbles. However, throughout history, the term haberdasher has referred to someone who deals in hats or caps. With that being said, I would now like to introduce Maor Zabar, Haberdasher Extraordinaire!



Pitcher Plant Fascinator
inspired by the 
deadly Sarracenia pitcher plant
Photo:  good jude



As the grandson of a tailor, Maor Zabar began playing with fabric and learned how to sew at an early age. His studies in fashion and costume design led him to the creation of many complex costumes invoking a unique dreamlike appeal.


 
Photo:  good jude


Having always loved hats, Maor’s basic learning from a milliner impelled him to begin experimentation to discover new ways to mold and manipulate fabrics. With the addition of beads, fur, plastic, paint, and a variety of themed items, this stunning line of hats became filled with true works of art.



Baby Chicks in the Meadow Fascinator
Photo:  good jude



After seeing Maor’s costumes featured in a play, Tal Markovitch, a fashion designer, contacted him with the hope that the two of them might begin working together. Before long, a business partnership was formed and the hat business began.




Crustacean and Wine Hat
Photo:  good jude








These fascinating fashions originate from varied themes, including carnivorous plants, baby, fruits, infestation, food, folk tale, and others. Visit the Maor Zabar Hats Website or their shop on Etsy to see the end result of the artistry involved in this fascinating wearable art.




with lemon and lettuce
Photo:  good jude



Which of these surprising hats would be your first choice? 
Mine would probably be either the Pitcher Plant or Venus Fly Trap from the Carnivorous line
 or the Shrimp and Caviar Fascinator from the Food line.





Maor Zabar
Tal Markovitch










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