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Holon Fashion Week brings together key figures from the global and local arena, for a fascinating conference. Moments away from taking part in a panel concerned with hand made crafts, here's a glimpse of the upcoming events
This week sees the launch of Holon Fashion Week at the Design Museum - an international conference, devoted to examining global arena. This is the third year in which the conference takes place and it is the first time that exclusive projects by local designers will be revealed to the public. Apart from master classes, an inspiration room at the museum, fashion productions, encounters with designers from across the globe and movie premiers, unique panels with guest and speakers will also take place.
Key figures, such as top-designer Zac Posen, entrepreneur and founder of WGSN Marc Worth, Journalist Stephanie LaCave and renowned architect Ron Arad will arrive to Israel to take part in the conference, which will encourage a profound and important discourse to take place. This time, the conference will focus on the digital realm effects on fashion - the various possibilities to create fashion in the digital age, as well as possible tension arise. In addition, the conference will also consider meeting points of fashion with other disciplines.
This year, I was also invited as a speaker. On Wednesday, October 26, I will join designers Dorin Frankfurt, Daniella Lehavy and Mordechay Avraham in the panel "Hand Made Tradition in the Digital World", moderated by Nilly Landsman (11 AM). I was very happy to be given an opportunity to share the importance craftsmanship has in my design. Throughout the years I discovered the just how much of my signature as a designer involves crafts; whether in free hand creations of garments or inspirations coming from hand craft tradition. When working on collections, the moment in which we close ourselves in the studio with fabrics and let figures demand their place always fascinates me and opens numerous possibilities. Taking part in the panel, of course, will also allow me to learn more from my colleagues about their experiences.
The last decade changed the industry's face. Our work processes as designers evolve and change in conjunction with technological transformations; whether its programs that allow usto conceive our designs from different perspectives, our exposure to global scenes or the way in which we situate ourselves as designers with the realm of fashion. The internet brought us closer together, broke boundaries and allowed to interact not only with our international colleagues, but also with those without which we wouldn't have been here - you. For me, one of the major advantages of this conference is the ability to share with you everything we experience backstage. And each and everyone of you - of course, is more than welcome to take part.