The 'kova tembel' hat was once a symbol of hard-working, Zionist Israel, but disappeared in the 80s. Now it’s staging an unlikely comeback in a fashion exhibit at the Museum of Mordern Art in New York
Fittingly, the woman whose all-white wardrobe would ultimately become her trademark, is now buried in the White City of Tel Aviv
'Israelis simply don't give a fuck about clothes,' says Hed Mayner, who was the talk of the Paris Men's Fashion Week in June, after less than four years in the industry
Brooklyn-based Mimi Hecht and Mushky Notik have big plans to export their modesty fashion enterprise around the world
International designers are taking Muslim fashion increasingly seriously, with ‘modest fashion’ weeks and an Arab version of Vogue. But the development that’s exciting some Israeli-Arab women the most is Nike’s upcoming sports hijab.
The collection is authentic, contemporary Americana that sends a clear message to women: Don’t shine, don’t stand out, be careful.
'In a warm climate like Israel’s, fur is mainly purchased not out of need but as a status symbol. In the 21st century, there are synthetic fabrics that are warmer than fur.'
Iconic U.S. brand never took off in Israel, with its six stores set to close in coming months.
With celebrities as diverse as Serena Williams, Conchita Wurst and Ciara lining up to buy her gowns, and an official recognition by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, Galia Lahav has become the unlikely queen of Israeli fashion.
The temptation to buy new clothes is in every store's display window. But the real price is not the one you pay. Is ethical fashion the next big thing?