10 Israeli designers to inspire your inner fashionista

Let these fierce fashion designers guide you as you dress to impress this spring
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Israeli designers have been world renown for a long time now. With Hed Mayner kicking off Paris Fashion Week, and Alon Livne dressing Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, the Jewish mind knows no limits. But you don't have to be Beyoncé to be the best dressed one in the room. Now that we can finally conceive winter coming to an end, with spring just around the corner, we decided that it's the perfect time to dust off those mediocre sweaters, and make room for a new wardrobe. Here's all the inspiration you need to survive the warmest months of the year in style.

The coolest Israeli fashion designers on Instagram

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Shopping, Fashion exhibitions

Maskit

icon-location-pin Old Jaffa

@maskitdesign

Launched in Israel in 1954 by Ruth Dayan, Maskit is a luxury women's ready-to-wear brand. The original idea behind the brand was to create work opportunities for new immigrants in the world of fabric and design. The head designer, Fini Laintersdorf, set off on a two-year journey of research throughout the Israeli landscapes to reconnect with the original roots of the brand. Ruth Dayan, age 96, collaborated with designer Sharon Tal to reestablish the brand and continue its legacy. Together they’re keeping its rich heritage alive, while remaining focused on delivering top quality and exclusive designs.  

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Shopping

Hed Mayner

icon-location-pin White City

@hedmayner

After graduating from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Northern Israeli-born designer, Hed Mayner, set out on a journey to Paris to discover new aspects of fashion and craft. While at the Parisian Institut Français de la Mode, he enriched his aesthetics and came to understand the essence of body language in his art. The centrality of body language inspired his eponymous label, which operates in Israel and has expanded to 30 plus boutiques abroad, including Open Ceremony in New York, Super A Market in Tokyo and Ansh46 in Rotterdam. His collections play with tension between fluid and structured pieces, influenced by traditional Jewish orthodox tailoring and military attire. His unique interpretations of classic menswear paired with his fusion of tradition and modernity have gained him the title of one of Tel Aviv’s most promising men’s designers. The loose-fitting garments are part of a covetable collection of knitwear, shirts, coats, jackets and trousers that could be a fashion-forward interpretation for both men and women braving a multi-dimensional style landscape.

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Shopping, Bridal stores

Alon Livne

icon-location-pin Neve Tzedek

@livne.white

Since the age of 17, Alon Livné has worked in premiere luxury European houses to become one of Israel’s most prestigious fashion designers, having trained at Alexander McQueen in London and Roberto Cavalli in Florence. After winning “Project Runway” in Israel, demand for Alon’s work skyrocketed. In February 2013, he was invited to participate in Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week where he presented his Fall-Winter 2013 collection at Lincoln Center. The collection was described by critics as, “a darkly beautiful and wonderfully constructed collection of evening looks…well-tailored and chic.” Alon Livne presents his collections regularly at MBFW New York, and his Bridal line “Alon Livne White” is recognized worldwide for its luxurious, innovative and outstanding designs. Those searching for pieces from one of Israel's finest and most well known dress and womenswear designers should have no problem finding their dream piece here.

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Shopping

Sharon Brunsher

icon-location-pin Shuk HaPishpeshim

@sharon_brunsher

From apparel to bedding as well as homeware, paper, and fragrances, there is no doubt that you will be satisfied with the massive amount of items and collections this stylish store has to offer. With minimal design, it is hard to find a drop of color in the simple store where the fabrics and products shine, not the colors. Although the tones of grays and whites may seem drab, the clothing is innovative and creative, making the simplicity attractive and necessary, not boring or lazy. Stop in the calming store for quality fashion items and products, we can guarantee that you will leave satisfied.

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Shopping

Tres

icon-location-pin White City

@trestlv

Tres as a brand is an effortless choice for Tel Avivian woman. Their flattering pieces are impeccably tailored and geared towards the urban and fearless stylish citizens of Tel Aviv. The brand’s wide range of products gives clients of any age and style a variety of clothing choices for all hours of the day. While the variety of styles is large, two things are guaranteed in every product: quality and sophistication. The current collection includes evening and day dresses as well as individual pieces. Aimed at pleasing the fashion forward clientele, Tres’ philosophy is to create garments that make women feel beautiful, confident, and most importantly, uniquely Tel Avivian.  

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Shopping

Alef Alef

icon-location-pin Old North

@alefaleffashion

Each Alef Alef collection is created from a new inspiration with a different perspective. Alef Alef designs manage to perfectly combine clean cuts with urban style into a piece suitable for the most high-end shoppers and basic buyers. The unique look of Alef Alef clothes is formed from integrating sophisticated trims, careful treatment of fabric, dyes and prints, and various hand crafting techniques. The collections are varied and form a complex, relaxed look, while staying fresh and natural.  

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Shopping, Designer

Hannah

icon-location-pin Old Jaffa

@hannah_studio

HANNAH is a Tel Aviv based womenswear brand that mixes contemporary tailoring, minimalistic lines, premium materials and innovative techniques to create high-quality items. HANNAH was established in 2014 by Nir Goeta and Rotem Mitz-Goeta, a married couple who graduated from Shenkar College of Design in Israel. Nir worked as a menswear designer in Maison Martin Margiela, Paris and Benetton, Italy. Rotem worked as a womenswear designer and studio Manager in Israel. Together they create unique design aesthetic offers a modern Interpretation of femininity combined with menswear elements.  

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Shopping, Boutiques

Rina Zin

icon-location-pin Jerusalem City Center

@rinazin

With a background in theatre, Rina Zin started out in accessories and children's clothing design, where she opened her first brand store in Yavne, her hometown. Today, she owns four boutiques and an outlet shop in Israel and they are all thriving. The Jerusalem branch of Rina Zin is located in a beautiful antique structure, with a European historical atmosphere and an equally beautiful urban garden. It is a gift to own one of her special creations, designed from start to finish with the utmost thought and care.

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Shopping, Boutiques

Naama Bezalel

icon-location-pin Giv'atayim

@naama_bezalel

A pinch of nostalgia, a generous helping of romance, and a sprinkle of vintage and retro make up Naama Bezalel. This boutique store solidifies Naama's passion for fashion. The Jerusalem-born designer, who graduated from Shenkar College of Design, is a senior Israeli fashion designer in the industry. Her love of aesthetics was inherited from her mother and shines through every colorful clothing piece she sells. Today, she runs a chain of nine stores and a spacious studio that sells feminine and flattering collections for daytime and eveningwear. Her brand features loose cuts and comfortable garments for modern women to feel stylish. Own a little piece of "Naama nostalgia" today.

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Shopping, Designer

Maria Berman

icon-location-pin White City

@maria_berman

Maria Berman is an independent fashion designer based in Tel Aviv, and her designs can be found throughout leading boutiques in Israel. Born in Khabarovsk, in the far east of Russia, Berman’s past peppers her designs, influencing her craft with a nonchalant ease, combining soft fabrics with casual pieces. Berman has built a following of dedicated loyalists to her brand who can’t get enough of her style. The line implements vintage elements and materials, lending a sense of nostalgic memory to each design.

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