Making of LITTLE TICH, AW 14/15


My Autumn winter 1415 inspiration raised from a piece of article that fell into my hands on the primitive cinema and live performances during the Edwardian Era and the influential performer and male impersonator and comedian Little Tich, who was a 4 foot 6 inch tall English comedian and dancer during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Exploring the Edwardian era, zooming into the life of working class woman I found an absolutely worth looking into issues like poverty among women, domestic female servants, woman’s mobility and birth control and a great passion for the era’s visual poverty has came up. All this led me looking into the modification in women’s dress during the Edwardian era, which was the last time women wore corsets in everyday life. I explored typical garment patterns of working woman, poor children, dolls, convicts, the use of petticoats, quilted fabrics and under structures. AW1415 collection contains tailored and semi tailored garments, luxury day wear and evening.





Betty is an independent fashion designer and a former ballet dancer and model. She was born in Israel to a large family with Moroccan, Libyan and Italian origins and is the oldest of six brothers and sisters. When she was only three years old her mother detected her interest in dancing and signed her up to a classical ballet school of Madam Miriam Kaufman, which soon became her second home for the next twenty years. Monica, Betty’s mother, discipline her into an everyday routine of training. The life of a classical ballet dancer had influenced Betty tremendously as a fashion designer
Structures of elegance, length and movements were her future natural continuity translated into her body of work Betty was a “Shenkar” and “Bazalel art and design academy”, fashion and silversmith student.

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