Happy Tel Aviv Fashion Week!
They came. They saw. They conquered.
Five fashion bloggers from all parts of the world including America, Greece, and the United Kingdom came to Israel as part of the Kinetis mission.
Last week, the Holon Design Museum celebrated its 2nd annual Holon Fashion Week, a fashion conference with fashion designers, bloggers, students, and architects highlighting fashion and design amidst an architectural landscape. This year, Holon pondered the combination of fashion and urbanism, particularly highlighting designer Yohji Yamamoto’s exhibit, which has been showcased in the Museum since June 2012.
Israel had the opportunity to welcome some fashion greats to our country last month and I had the opportunity to witness it! The whole thing took place at the Holon Design Museum during Holon Fashion Week.
Now I know what you’re thinking. Holon? HOLON? Not the first place you think of when you think of fashion in Israel. Nevertheless, with the inception of the Holon Design Museum, Holon has little by little become a mecca for fashion and art design. Luckily, Holon Fashion Week, with the help of the fashion greats that were in attendance, helped us to realize that.
As you’ve all noticed, I’ve been extremely, extremely busy these past two months. Between writing fashion and lifestyle articles for Time Out Israel (English Edition), working on new online projects with Fashion TV, the mega international fashion broadcasting channel which has a branch in Israel, and doing a slew of other mini freelance projects, things have been quite crazy around here!!
Did I mention that I also have a full time job and I’m moving this week? Yea, that.
I’ve noticed something interesting as of late. Israelis are bigger trendsetters than I thought. But more than that, I don’t think many of them realize that they are. In fact, it seems pretty effortless for them–those acid wash jeans and black and white striped shirts, the flip flops with floral leggings, the tiered sleeveless dresses…
Whether I’ve mentioned them before or not, I wanted to give these two fashion blogs special mention here because I think they’re run by two great Israeli girls who I wish I knew better, but who really know what they’re talking about when it comes to fashion–Israeli or not.
Author: Angel Cutsforth
Angel’s Style Scrapbook
I knew the minute I saw that it was 9:20am and I was about to reach Azrieli shopping mall that I was going to try to go to the new H&M. I had an hour before I had to be at work and well, what else was I going to do for about 45 minutes?
In the UK, I used to love H&M. They had great basics, some classic tailoring at a fraction of the price of other places and they pretty much summed up my style, with a proper fit. Their statement pieces also used to catch my eye and really made me feel like I was buying something that was trendy but had staying power. I was worried looking at the Israeli H&M website that all they would bring would be the over trendy, the basics or even just the denim.
Remember when I told you guys no more H&M posts? I lied.
When fellow blogger friend Angel Cutsforth wrote me a text this morning excitedly telling me he was standing in the line for H&M (yes, there’s still a line outside the door though not quite as big as that first day) I asked her pensively, “Don’t you have work?
A girl can always make time for H&M, she told me, and I knew that even waiting a few days after the opening had been hard for her.