Based in Toronto, Irina Rapaport Jewellery and Textiles is a slow fashion
design studio whose mission is to create and make unique jewellery and
clothing. Carefully handmade in her studio, these wearable art objects
are produced in small series of one of a kind pieces, which you will
find in our online store, at her studio open house or at craft shows
in and around Toronto. Each object is handmade. The charm of tiny imperfections
is inherent to craftwork, such as a quirky piece of fabric or a polka
dot bead made from scratch, or subtle flaws left by the work of time
on old materials. Every one of her pieces is born with particular features
which make it unique, not always perfect, but definitely authentic.
Irina started making jewellery in 2005 and her textile collage eco-friendly
clothing line in 2013. She is mainly self-taught. Trained in art and
architecture, Irina draws her influences largely from patterns, geometry
and textures. Space and the third dimension are an integral part of
her design concept. The artist is recognized for her originality, she
is challenging the notion of what is “conventional” jewellery
and clothing…taking it into the realm of the unusual, the enigmatic,
the unexplored, pushing the boundaries into the eccentric and the unexpected.
The spontaneous quality of her wearable art makes each creation one-of-a-kind.
All pieces are designed and hand-crafted by the artist in Toronto, Canada
Irina Rapaport is the winner of 2014 Best
in Show Jewellery Award at Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
of the Ontario Crafts Council
of the Metal Arts Guild of Canada