Jewish Fashionistas From Around the World to Tour ‘Chic Side of Israel’
A delegation of 35 Jewish fashion industry mavens from around the world will travel to Israel later this month to “discover the chic side” of the country, 5 Town Jewish Times reported.
The eight-day tour, organized by the Maryland-based Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) and the Israeli Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, will include visits to key fashion sites and meetings with some of the country’s top fashion designers, merchandisers and marketers. Participants will also attend a JWRP Fashion Week event in Tel Aviv.
JWRP said the trip is intended to “awaken your inner beauty, creating a renaissance of Jewish values for you to take home, enhancing your family and personal journey, and inspiring you to greater creativity in your chosen field.”
Among those participating in the trip are: Dahlia Foroutan of Los Angeles, a Hollywood costume designer for stars and shows, including ABC’s “My Wife & Kids,” the Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana” and Nickelodeon’s “Bella & the Bulldogs; and New Yorkers Rebecca Brown and Emily Fine, who visit runways and trade shows to predict future fashion trends as part of their work for Fashion Snoops, which advises designers, manufacturers, and major clothing brands.
Los Angeles native Rachelle Yadegar, co-owner of the clothing line Raju Official and a fashion blogger, will also take part in the trip, and she told The Algemeiner, “I haven’t been to Israel in five years since seminary, so I’m excited to see it in a new way and be with people that kind of understand me.”
“When you’re with a group of people who know exactly what you’re doing, and know exactly what you’re going through, it’s exciting,” she said. “Just for all of us to be together and to be in Israel and see the fashion…Israel is always on top of trends much faster than we are in the States, so I’m excited to see that. Everything is going to be very spiritual, but connected with fashion, as well.”
The trip, whose participants hail from the US, Canada, Australia, Estonia, Greece, Panama and South Africa, will take place between July 26 and Aug. 3.