When I moved from New Jersey to Tel Aviv (by way of Ra’anana) in 2007, there were a bunch of things I had to give up. New York Fashion Week was one of them. As a writer reputable fashion blog Second City Style, I’ve had the opportunity to attend the shows on more than one occasion even before Second City Style was one of the faces of the fashion blog scene (which has since exploded!)
This year, while I enviously missed out on Marc Jacobs and Narciso Rodriguez, I also missed out on a few Israeli labels and designers, some of who showed their collections for the first time. One of my favorite Israeli designers, Mirit Weinstock, was one of them.
Mirit has already made a name for herself in Europe and the United States (selling in places like Rowe in Ohio and Stanton James in LA,) so it was only natural that the designer who has experience under both Israeli-born Alber Elbaz and the late Alexander McQueen, would one day show her own designs in Manhattan. After all, she already has her own showroom there.
While I didn’t get to see the MissMi trunk show at Mina at 32A Cooper Square on September 20, my boss at Second City Style dd view her newest collection–thanks, in small part, to me! Last season, I made the connection between the two, urging Mirit to make contact with SCS editor-in-chief Lauren Dimet Waters and urging Lauren to take a look at Mirit’s aesthetic creations and perhaps get her name out there by wearing one of her pieces to the show. It finally happened…and now Lauren can’t stop raving about the label! I’m happy.
In NYC, Lauren had the chance to visit Mirit’s showroom space and had a first-hand look at the line. Lucky for my faithful Fashion Israel pieces, she took lots and lots of pictures and I’d like to share them with all of you!
Once again, Mirit does what she does best–lots of ruching, draping, and back details getting fashionistas to focus on parts of their clothing that have too often been placed on the backburner (no pun intended) but are just as important as other aspects of the item.
This time, she uses rich fall colors like navy blue and black with a bit of pink, beige, white and yellow thrown in.
I’ll have the chance to see the pieces firsthand this October when Mirit has her newest collection presentation in Israel. I can’t wait!
Here’s hoping Mirit gets bigger and bigger in the United States and around the world. She totally deserves it!
Photos: Lauren Dimet Waters