It is really a pity that Fashion Politique team couldn’t visit Gindi Fashion Week Tel Aviv, but our colleagues from Dreed Tea shared their impressions with us. (for more information, please, visit www.dreedtea.com)
What a week it was, 20 Fashion shows in 3 days, tons of things to do and write about, so fasten your seat belts, here we go!
The production was amazing, on the same level as many international Fashion Weeks. It was as professionally done as multi billion business deal, as smooth as 21 year old whisky, as glamorous as a gala at the Met, and as tacky as a wedding in Vegas…… but we’ll get to that later.
19 of the most prominent Israeli designers showcased their collections for SS’13. Some were more exceptional than others but all put their best “foot” forward and we are sure will reap the rewards. The shows that stood out the most to us were:
DORIT BAR OR
This collection sent us back to the never ending 1960’s summers in San Tropez.
Dorit Baror label ‘Pas Pour Toi’, which means ‘not for you’ in French, is definitely for us! We fell in love with her leather color combinations and smart / slick tailoring. Dorit really knows and celebrates a woman’s figure. A must have on our list is her strapless green jumper. The collection exemplified what everyone’s summer should look like.
F/W 2012/13 collection presented at Aurora Fashion Week Russia Fall. Photos © provided by Aurora Fashion Week 2012.
The collection is inspired by Oscar Wilde’s fairy tale “The Fisherman and his Soul”. Wilde’s concept of the soul’s influences on the body and the relationship between the magical elements of the sea surrounding his disembodied soul and the romantic yet soulless fisherman, all have links to this collection.
Tres Punk Chic– but in the very best sense of the word, the collection by Sugar Daddy was influenced by punk-rocks music, style and dark make-up. Designers Maya Gigi-Domb and Li-Nerubay-Langer used many different items of clothing to make the full look, finished by lingerie tops, worn over t-shirts. Sugar Daddies’ runway models looked very comfortable and liberated.
The new collection is composed of five different interlaced stories. The source of inspiration lies in the gap between body and fabric – a fascinating, thrilling, attractive and intriguing space, creating volume and motion that helps the designer to define a clearly styled language.
The inspiration for the “Twenty Panky” collection, originated from the 1929 silent surrealist short film “Un Chien Andalou” by the Spanish director Luis Buñuel and artist Salvador Dali. The film deals with phobias and convey sensations of fear, ugliness and madness, alongside those of calmness, beauty and esthetics.
Throughout TLFV, Roberto Cavalli, next to his beautiful radiant wife and long-time business partner Eva, expressed their admiration for Israeli fashion, “Israel is in my heart.” He announced “I’m hoping that Tel Aviv fashion week will show the world the Israel that I love” and it did.
Pas Pour Toi’s S/S12 RTW is inspired by Dodo’s own cultural heritage. The beautifully detailed embroideries were created by Dodo’s personal inspiration from Rabbi Ovadia Joseph’s gowns and from the Egyptian singer Umm Khulthums incredible style.
Dorit Bar Or’s gold jewelry and handbag collection accessorise her clothes and turn them into haute couture. Her creations sucessfully bring together all the elements of the middle east.
The collection celebrates the exquisite blossoms of the “Israeli rose”, the Sabra flower. The Sabra cactus is an independent plant, essential to global ecology, does not require any special care and blooms nocturnally.