Haute couture is booming again nowadays. The fashion world has been paying more attention recently to the revolution of couture which aims to celebrate special moments and big events. To this extent, Israeli designers have contributed their amazing skills to this trend by being incredibly inspirational and more and more popular worldwide.
The name “haute couture” itself comes from a French word that means high sewing or dressmaking, which is related to its reputation for being a fancy fashion design for the upper class. Haute couture is hand-made and created from high-quality, expensive, unique fabrics. Not only that, it is made by extra attention to detail, and only the most capable sewers would be recognized since it needs special talents and dedication to create a true masterpiece.
In short, many designers have been trying to reshape the world of couture, and here are the best Israeli couture designers who have succeeded in that.
Alon Livné is one of the Israeli top designers of all times. He is popular for his inspiring out-of-the-box designs. Alon is definitely a design-standard maker in haute couture worldwide! He makes the monochrome world more meaningful and enjoyable, his designs are all about luxury, magnificence, and nobility.
He was born in Tel Aviv to Jewish parents with an Egyptian background. From a very young age, as the only kid in the family, he always knew that his dream was to be a fashion designer. It has been his long ambition to become what he is today. He started his career really young, and everybody could tell that he is very talented. Alon started his first crafts and illustration books when he was 11, and began cutting and sewing clothes for his family at 13. Furthermore, Livné studied art at several art-oriented high schools, and at the age of 17, he went to the world-well-known Shenkar College of Art and Design.
Everybody wants to be lucky enough to wear his design because his pieces are all about modern-futuristic touches with classic aesthetics. If you’re into luxury and design, it is really easy to recognize his style due to its dramatic shapes that cannot be found somewhere else. His design inspiration is the combination of nature and art. To top his ideas all off, he mixes modern technologies such as laser-cutting and 3D printed patterns along with the traditional couture sewing techniques.
His dresses show both the softness and strength in women. It makes women more powerful and desirable. His magical designs have made celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande, and many more, trust him for their important events.
Galia Lahav is a top Israeli haute couture designer. She has long been in this industry, and she has been crafting luxury apparel in the last three decades. The company was first established in Tel Aviv, and throughout the years, the store numbers have grown to 70 stores worldwide now.
She is primarily known for bridal and evening wear being acknowledged worldwide. In January 2017, she became the first representative of Israel, as her brand was accepted by the Chamber Syndicale de la Haute Couture and presented at Paris’ official couture fashion week.
Her idea towards fashion is always unique. This does not only make people attracted but also makes people want to come back using her designs again and again. Up to today, she has “boutique of the month” and its own theme. Her recent achievement is that her brand was awarded as the most innovative premier bridal fashion in London.
Additionally, following globalization, her stores also provide virtual bridal appointments with the head designers. Not only in Israel, but this service is also available in her boutiques worldwide. On the other hand, another innovation that they have is a trunk show. The goal of the trunk shows is to provide fashion entertainment to anyone in the world.
Last but not least, throughout her designs which show elegance and beauty, she always wanted people to be the star of their own show, not to mention that her designs have accompanied several of the world’s divas such as Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Paris Hilton.
Ma’ayan Malka is a famous young designer from Israel, known for her unique philosophy for designs. She’s been communicating her thoughts through her pieces such as “be your own muse” and “I am aware that I am rare.” Wearing her designs ought to inspire women to enjoy themselves more. Each piece is hand-made with lots of attention to detail with passion and love. The root of her creation is to bring a new young spirit to the bridal and evening wear field by combining romance, classic, and sexy lines.
The brand itself has been known as a house of wedding and evening dresses. The main idea behind the brand is to empower femininity through the combination of classic design, innovation, and luxury style. With this being said, most of their collections are made of soft, light fabrics alongside the use of shiny beads fabrics.
She focuses on designing dresses that help ladies to express their natural beauty. Her goal is to provide an elegant design that will make women more confident over the elegance that they wear. The pieces that she has made are mostly “open but mysterious.” This idea can be seen from the cuttings that usually show some parts of the body. In terms of the model, there is no extra design, but it is all about the little touch on each dress that makes it exceptional.
Moreover, since her focal point is a natural beauty, she doesn’t really play with too many colors. Instead, she prefers to use a gentle palette of white, ivory, nude, and silver. Sometimes, she uses little bit different colors, like green or others, but she always goes with the color that shows charm and delicacy.
Apart from her desirable works, she often reminds people about what her mom told her, “Don’t rush anywhere, people will be waiting for you.” Ma’ayan says that anyone who knows her knows that she lives by it. Her motto is “Seek, and you shall find.” This has been one of her greatest motivations to constantly contribute her skills and ambition to the fashion industry.
Elodie Atlan is famous for her handmade-chic evening wear. Her design is amazingly different from the others. She makes it possible for everyone to be comfortable with their everyday or evening outfit without suites, trousers, or even a traditional dress. Wearing her designs will bring all the attention to you.
Her young soul is keen on putting chicness and the feeling of being fabulous and sexy every day. She graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, and since then, her portfolio has been highly accepted by the international market, not to mention that her brand is well known for the top-quality garments and sewings. Lately, she has successfully introduced her brand in Dubai, UAE also.
What we love about Elodie Atlan is that she’s brave at mixing all patterns and colors together. The sensational thing about her is that she keeps surprising everyone with her outstanding designs. Her pieces are the definition of “think out of the box”! However, even with those extravagant looks, you will look classy and chic. Once you choose to wear her designs, we promise, you will become addicted.
Shir Gindi is a rising fashion designer in Israel. She established her brand in 2017, and it is highly demanded in the market since her design ideas are specifically about bohemian & romantic bridal gowns. Her dresses are mostly simple yet elegant, her vision towards bridal gowns is to tell colorful stories from using white only.
Apart from the uncomplicated models, Shir Gindi still maintains to use only carefully sourced fabrics and materials in order to provide the best quality ever. Her studio is also filled with her brand’s signature handcrafted gowns as references.
Her aspiration in the fashion industry is to help women to have a memorable wedding day. Therefore, she believes that combining timeless elegance with a nonchalant look would be the solution. Even-through simplicity, she continues developing unique designs to make the brides feel special on their wedding day.
Moreover, Shir Gindi launches are at least six theme collections annually. For instance, in 2021 alone, there were blossom collections, sunshine collections, dream collections, fantasy collections, plus-size collections, and silver collections. This helps to give references to the brides regarding what kind of theme do they want for their wedding ceremony. The unique part is the plus-size collection, she also pays attention to delivering the message that the size of your body does not define your beauty.
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