Castro’s New Fall Collection - Two Collections, Actually

Market pressure has led the CEOs of Israel's largest fashion label to create a daring vision for the runway, and a safe one for the stores. This season, the gap between the two is more like a chasm.

Three years ago, Eti and Gabi Roter, the joint CEOs of Castro, Israel’s largest fashion company, started courting the leading lovers of fashion. They marked their flagship store in Tel Aviv as a bastion of progressive, uncompromising fashion. The items there spoke a daring language and were available only in limited and sometimes individual editions that had been created for fashion...