Tel Aviv Fashion Week got off to a full start Monday with eight full runway shows, all held on the same catwalk of the refurbished HaTachana railway station.

In between the shows, spectators tottered on their high-heeled wedges (and that was just the men; kidding!) along the cobblestoned grounds of the historic plaza, stopping to sip espressos and gossip about what outfits they coveted or nixed from the upcoming designers featured at the second annual fashion week.

But the best part about a fashion week, particularly in the casual environs of the land of Israel, is checking out people’s outfits, as a fashion event offers one of the best opportunities for showing off your wardrobe:

Designer Maria Berman in her own designs, minus the jeans (photo credit: Jessica Steinberg/Times of Israel)

Designer Maria Berman in her own designs, minus the jeans (photo credit: Jessica Steinberg/Times of Israel)

Frau Blau designer Helena Blaunstein with her cousin (left) and brother, all in Frau Blau designs pre-show (photo credit: Jessica Steinberg/Times of Israel)

Frau Blau designer Helena Blaunstein with her cousin (left) and brother, all in Frau Blau designs pre-show (photo credit: Jessica Steinberg/Times of Israel)

Unlike your usual fashion week, Tel Aviv's version features many pregnant women and people toting babies (photo credit: Jessica Steinberg/Times of Israel)

Unlike your usual fashion week, Tel Aviv’s version features many pregnant women and people toting babies (photo credit: Jessica Steinberg/Times of Israel)

Designer Sasson Kedem of the conceptually structured Kedem Sasson label (photo credit: Jessica Steinberg/Times of Israel)

Designer Sasson Kedem of the conceptually structured Kedem Sasson label (photo credit: Jessica Steinberg/Times of Israel)

Not everyone wants to model, but some outfits deserve publicity (photo credit: Jessica Steinberg/Times of Israel)

Not everyone wants to model, but some outfits deserve publicity (photo credit: Jessica Steinberg/Times of Israel)

The stand-out look of chef Yisrael Aharoni and a friend (photo credit: Jessica Steinberg/Times of Israel)

The stand-out look of chef Yisrael Aharoni and a friend (photo credit: Jessica Steinberg/Times of Israel)

While others have no problem being in the limelight (photo credit: Jessica Steinberg/Times of Israel)

While others have no problem being in the limelight (photo credit: Jessica Steinberg/Times of Israel)

A visiting fashion blogger from NYC to TLV (photo credit: Jessica Steinberg/Times of Israel)

A visiting fashion blogger from NYC to TLV (photo credit: Jessica Steinberg/Times of Israel)

This Tel Aviv fashion blogger just happened to pose on tiles that brought out the red-orange of his coat (photo credit: Jessica Steinberg/Times of Israel)

This Tel Aviv fashion blogger just happened to pose on tiles that brought out the red-orange of his coat (photo credit: Jessica Steinberg/Times of Israel)

Reveling in the mix of Israeli designs and off-the-rack retail (photo credit: Jessica Steinberg/Times of Israel)

Reveling in the mix of Israeli designs and off-the-rack retail (photo credit: Jessica Steinberg/Times of Israel)