An Evening to Remember - Yaron Minkowski at Gindi TLV Fashion Week
The glamour surrounding the Israeli Fashion week was an integral part of last Tuesday’s event where a very unique experience awaited the guests. It was a twofold one.
The first was the line by top Israeli fashion designer, Yaron Minkowski. In the midst of strife, suffering and pain which has been an inseparable part of life in the middle east for Arabs and Israelis, Yaron was able to inject a ray of sunshine, a ray of Hope.
Yaron’s talent and vision joined hands to craft and forge a cemented alliance through the breath of art via the convergence of the ultimate defining symbols of garb, The Kaffiya, the traditional fabric worn by Arabs and his ingenious craftsmanship.
Minkowski envisioned an alternative solution to the current raging conflict. By fusing fashion with the prospects of collaboration between the feuding sides, Minkowski paved the way to Peace on the catwalk.
The models wore the colorful Kaffiya fabric design as glam dresses. The fabrics originated in Hebron and East Jerusalem and were hand delivered to Minkowski's studio in Tel Aviv by the Palestinian manufacturer himself.
The second was the unfolding for the first time of a new line by the youngest fashion designer in the world. Her identity should not come as a surprise. She is the daughter of Yaron Minkowski. Her name is Ori.
Ori launched her own fashion collection (OM) during her Bat-Mitzvah celebration when she was a mere 12 year old girl.
Now, at the age of 14 she has got her own line and was invited to present her own innocent designs at the Israeli fashion show. She was awarded with the honor to open the premiere scene.
It is noteworthy to mention that it is a prestigious opportunity for any Israeli designer to partake in such an event, let alone a girl Ori’s age who started sketching for her own pleasure at the tender age of 5 and later had them translated into fabrics. Her childhood dream was realized through the models who were wearing what once used to be an experiment of her infancy
Photos by Silvia Golan