Though internationally known for its wedding dress designers, Israel’s fashion scene stretches far beyond chiffon and tulle. From Maya Negri to project runway winner Alon Livne, Israeli fashion designers are making their mark in the industry as they dream up new collections and seasonal styles that don’t require a reservation. With elegant evening wear, casual flare and accessories to match, step outside the malls and into the boutiques of these top Israeli fashion designers to get a taste of their artistic genius.
The top Israeli fashion designers
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.
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.
In an attempt to create a modern and wearable womenswear collection, there has to be a few essential components – the wearer has to feel comfortable, she has to feel cool and she has to feel beautiful. Julliette’s collection, designed by Gili Azoulay, hits all the right notes and then some. With intricate shaping and draping that glides over the female frame, Azoulay knows how to capture what women want. With simple fabrics and stunning cuts, the items at Juliette are a charming addition to any woman’s wardrobe.
In March 2012, Nadav established his own label, Northern Star. His inspiration has always stemmed from cosmic regions that are characterized by their graphic elements. A combination of innovative textiles and expert craftsmanship creates the clean and edgy look that Nadav prides himself on. His high standards and expert supervision show in every one of his collections. This high fashion brand seeks to mold his refined and classic style with a modern manipulation of materials and techniques.
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.
Based in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, designer and owner Hagit Hazan founded Hoko in 2007. The fashion design brand came to life after Hazan graduated from Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem and completed a fashion design course at Parsons in New York. Hazan's designs feature clean lines and loose fits that complement the female body. Her Israeli inspired designs are accompanied by modern European influences to give her clothing that unique urban flare that cannot be replicated. Every woman should have a Hoko hanging in her closet!
Aviva Zilberman fulfilled her ambition to offer definitively modern fashion by founding her own high-end ready-to-wear house. Since the brand launched, its mission was to create a day wardrobe that will allow women to reveal the elegance that they all possess, even if it is challenging to express it. Her vision of fashion is the result of the continuous effort to create the perfect structure of garments and her concern of realistic proportions and sizes for women. She creates elegant collections that contain powerful and delicate structures, where a masculine strictness and a feminine sensuality are clearly present, and where outfits lay on the body with extreme precision. Come by the stunning boutique to browse through the selection of memorable items.
Originally formed as a ready to wear unisex label, Bash's work has quickly gained critical acclaim due to her meticulously tailored modern streetwear. Reflecting on her childhood years in Russia and contrasting it to the upbeat urban environment she currently lives and works in, Maya Bash creates extremely unique collections. An overnight success, Maya Bash collections were immediately stocked at numerous designer boutiques and in cities across the globe. All of the collections are produced locally, mainly in Tel Aviv, and largely use hand production techniques. The exceptional and well known brand is a must stop for anyone visiting or living in Israel.
The craftsmanship of Stella and Lori combines carefully selected, high-quality raw materials, superior stitching, and meticulous attention to the finished product—the outcome is a one-of-a-kind product with exclusive texture and color scheme. Their philosophy that the beauty of the product lies in its imperfections is evident in their leather pieces, each distinct from the next. The clothes, like the bags, flow with the body. They are dramatic, exaggerated and demand attention.
Comme il faut is comprised of a fashion house, women’s only spa, and chef's restaurant located at the Beit Banamal (Home in the Harbor) complex at Tel Aviv port, that offers a women's venue for culture and entertainment. Sybil Goldfiner founded the company together with Carole Godin 22 years ago, as a business by women for women. The company seeks to advance women in Israeli society by developing and cultivating feminist awareness. The approach that guides the company's activities is that a garment is not only a garment, but is also part of an entire gamut of political actions that are motivated by a cultural-critical worldview. The designers at comme Il faut believe that a piece of clothing truly resembles the way in which it was produced, the body image it carries, and the way we choose to advertise and display it. Moreover, the clothing article will always signify the values that inspired its creation.