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Psoriasis, sustainability and grandmothers on the runway: Tel Aviv Fashion Week kicks off | Israel Hayom


28 displays will be held alongside panels on painful social issues • And what will we see on the runway? • Models of various ages, heights and shapes, a unique digital display, seasoned designers next to designers who are just starting out, and also designers who will protest the legal reform

Kornit FAC Tel Aviv Fashion Week is underway, and will be held on March 19-22, at Hangar 11 in Tel Aviv.

This is the 12th year of the project, and there will be 28 fashion shows by Israeli designers.

Alongside the fashion shows, there will be panels and sessions on painful social issues.

The fashion week is initiated and led by the businessman and producer Motti Reif, and this year a unique venture will be launched - FAC, (Fashion-Agenda-community), which will combine diverse social content from all fields, alongside a celebration of femininity and beauty.

The discourse will deal with issues such as social and gender equality, women's health, sustainability, innovation and more.

In order to give a meaningful platform to the content, celebrities and influential women from all fields will take part in the various panels, who will share their personal stories.

Among the notable content events is a panel dealing with PMS (premenstrual syndrome), led by a senior gynecologist.

Galit Gutman will lead a panel on the changes in menopause, Hila Korah will lead a panel on psoriasis and the ways to treat it, a conversation by Moti Reif with the ultra-Orthodox real estate entrepreneur Hani Horowitz about female entrepreneurship, sexual abuse of children and many other diverse topics. The special opening show is called "Blueness" - This is an ensemble of women aged 65-80 who dance together, directed by Galit Lis. 

Referring to the social situation in which the country is and the demonstrations against the legal reform, Reif clarifies that the fashion week does not deal with politics, and there is a special care this year not to invite political figures to the shows.

However, "there are designers who asked to protest in their shows, and we will allow that," he says.

A host of designers will participate in the shows, some of them are young artists just starting out, and some of them are established designers whose creations are worn by the biggest celebrities in the world.

One of them is Hagar Alembic - "Alembika", who will receive a lifetime achievement award for her work over 35 years in the world of Israeli fashion, and for being the leading and largest fashion exporter from Israel, according to the organizers.

Hagar Alembic - Alembic will receive a lifetime achievement award, photo: Yaron Rocco Ashkenazi

Another special event that will take place during this year's fashion week is a runway show that will incorporate a digital display.

The special show is led by fashion designer Roi Darhi and the founder of Placebo, in collaboration with Kornit Digital.

The "Babylon - Tower of Babel" collection will illustrate the movement of fashion items between the physical platform on the runway, and the digital platform on the screen.

The expanded digital version of a physical garment will be displayed on the screens by integrating technology in the design and production process.

Toval'a Plus designed by Toval'a and Naama Hasin, photo: Avi Waldman

Among the prominent designers who will present at the fashion week, you can find Alon Livna, Hagar Alambik, Tova'la ​​and Naama Hassin, Shahar Avnet, the Mishchit fashion house, and other designers.

At a press conference that was the signal for the opening of the Fashion Week events, Raif said: "I am excited to announce the 12th Kornit FAC Tel Aviv Fashion Week at No. , the pride of our local creation, the optimism that captures us and the friendship between us. This year, Fashion Week continues to celebrate veteran fashion designers alongside young and new designers, with an emphasis on values ​​of sustainability, diversity and acceptance of difference."

Moti Reif, photo: Ronen Akerman

Kornit FAC Tel Aviv Fashion Week 2023 will take place on March 19-22, in Hangar 11 at Tel Aviv Port.

The fashion week will be broadcast in its entirety on the Israeli fashion channel, channel 69 on HOT and yes.

Tickets for some of the fashion shows can be purchased on the Hangar 11 website

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