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When the keffiyeh turned couture

One Israeli designer brings the day's headlines onto the runway

Jessica Steinberg covers the Sabra scene from south to north and back to the center.

Yaron Minkowski's models draped in keffiyehs as a symbol of Fashion Week coexistence (Courtesy Idocvm and Mark Oren/TLV Fashion Mall)
Yaron Minkowski's models draped in keffiyehs as a symbol of Fashion Week coexistence (Courtesy Idocvm and Mark Oren/TLV Fashion Mall)

The keffiyeh — the Arab headdress meant to provide protection from sun and sand which became a symbol of Palestinian nationalism — was draped over Israeli models during one show of Tel Aviv Fashion Week.

Designer Yaron Minkowski said he imported the keffiyehs from Hebron, and turned the black-and-white and red-and-white keffiyehs into a symbol of coexistence.

The scarves were made into six day- and evening-wear dresses for his collection.

Meanwhile, Minkowski’s 14-year-old daughter, Ori Minkowski, had her own capsule collection within her father’s, featuring lots of pink hearts and leggings for the tween-teen crowd.

The Minkowskis, father and daughter, bring their models together for some Arab-Jewish coexistence (Courtesy Ori Minkowski)
The Minkowskis, father and daughter, bring their models together for some Arab-Jewish coexistence (Courtesy Ori Minkowski)

But she also included an Israeli flag bathing suit, perhaps in a nod to the times.

Typical father-daughter clash? Didn’t look like it.

 

 

 

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