We’re back, Dreed*Tea that is, and here’s the official review of day one at Gindi Fashion Week Tel Aviv. Israeli Designers reigned the runway with their collections, some worthy of the catwalk-of-fame and others well… not so much. Here’s our impression on the designs that stole the show.
Once by Tamara Salem was the essence of a well crafted, unique design. From the clothes to the styling to the mood and beat of the show, Salem rocked the runway. Inspired by the Victorian & Edwardian Eras, the garments wafted down the runway while hugging the female form just so. The icing on the cake was the accompaniment of HBO’s Mr. Selfridge theme song as the soundtrack.
Salem assembles one of a kind garments from authentic, antique lace collars and textiles. After the restoration process, she delicately breathes a second life into the fabrics through her signature tête-à-tête customization. The result is nothing short of an elegant creation woven through the fabrics of time.
Next up on Dreed*Tea’s must have list is courtesy of Dodo Baror. This particular collection was a departure for Miss Dodo, as she strayed away from her more typical design aesthetic of a little black dress (LBD) clad with gold embroidery. Here she featured a mostly neutral color palette (black, white, beige and metallics) of dresses, caftans, pant-suits, and coats jazzed up by a rainbow hued mix of color appliques, accents, hand-crafted embroidery, as well as exquisite mosaic-esque prints. The collection was simply to die for!
Daniella Lehavi, by Uri Lehavi. Prior to the unfortunate passing of Daniella Lehavi earlier this year, she entrusted her son, Uri, to continue her namesake and legacy as the first Israeli designer to showcase personalized handbags and shoes. This was the brands first runway debut under Uri’s management and what can we say is: momma would be so proud. Opening the show were 14 crisp, white caftan clad models all adorned with Lehavi’s signature accessories in a camel tone. The collection was earthy and fresh with a hint of glam, as gold lamé reminiscent of geological minerals added finishing touches.
A most noted mention was the philanthropic collaboration by Disney & the Make a Wish Foundation. Israeli celebrities strutted down the runway in Minnie Mouse inspired creations by various local designers. Each garment was specifically designed for the show and spread an innovative take on the 1928 polka-dotted Disney classic.
While we can’t confirm whether or not this is true, it sure is nice to dream!
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Last night marked the 2014 opening of Gindi Tel Aviv Fashion Week. The smell of fashion filled the streets of Israel’s metropolitan wonder, as couture graced Israel’s infamous catwalk. Even the unexpected pouring rain did not damper the festivities, if anything, it seemed to put the stamp of European approval on the proceedings.
Organized by Gindi Real Estate Group and the great Israeli fashion producer Motty Reif, the event showcased the 3rd year of restoring “runway” back to the promise land. In years past, Israel had a strong fashion industry that held an annual fashion week for the last time 30 years ago. Alas, trends change and the sartorial scene took a back seat (trunk) while technology took over the country’s innovative forefront. That is until 2011, when the first revival fashion week strutted it’s style almost 3 decades later. Since then, Tel Aviv has proudly presented Israel’s fashion week… in some years even 2 (but more on that complicated story another time).
The Opening Night Gala was adorned with fashionistas and celebrities galore, and of course Dreed*Tea was on the scene to cover every last bit of the thrilling event for Size Doesn’t Matter. The reception’s atmosphere allured mingling international and local guests dejure with delectable cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with every coming pose. Culminating the night was a runway show, where none other than MISSONI presented their spring/summer collection.
The esteemed guests of honor included 3 generations of the chevron clad Missoni family, as well as Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia, Franca Sozzani. Attending from the Missoni legacy was Rosita Missoni, the patron and founder, Angela Missoni, the daughter, and the current designer, Teresa Missoni the granddaughter and the heiress of the brand.
Thats enough insider buzz for now. Our award winning photographer, Yuval Tebol captured the raw spirit of the night, so feast your eyes on all the happenings of Opening Night Gala . For more play by play visit see Dreed*Tea post about it.
The Israeli audience will vote for its favorite song through text messages. Voting will conclude on March 5, and the selected song will be presented in a special broadcast on Channel 1.
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Mor Maman, 18, a high-school arts major and a computer graphics student named Israel’s new beauty queen in a pageant held in Haifa • The soon-to-be Israeli Air Force soldier currently manages a Facebook group promoting nutrition among teens.
Mor Maman from Beersheba was named Miss Israel 2014 in a pageant held in Haifa on Tuesday evening. The 18-year-old high school arts major and computer graphics student, will join the Israeli Air Force in a few months.
Prior to the Miss Israel pageant, Maman had lost 30 kilograms (66 pounds). Using her personal experience, she now manages a Facebook group promoting nutrition and healthy eating habits among teenage girls, meant to help them avoid developing eating disorders.
Maman will be stepping into Yityish (Titi) Aynaw’s shoes, Miss Israel 2013 and the first Ethiopian-born Israeli beauty queen.
Maman’s mother, Ilana Maman, is a former Miss Beersheba.
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