Torah – and stylish bridal gowns – will come forth from Zion

“Be wise in what you want to say and be and express. Don’t just consume. Don’t just buy.”

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May 5, 2016 11:41
Ahava Z Designs

Showing off a frock by Ahava Z Designs. (photo credit: ORIT ARFA)

 
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According to Ahava Zarembski, the first Jewish fashion designers were the biblical kohanim, the priests. They came to correct the sin of Adam and Eve, who were punished with the burden of having to shamefully cover up their bodies. The priests of the Temple learned to use fabrics, gems and accessories to make a powerful statement: through clothing, individuals could channel their divine power.

“It’s the next time in the Bible clothing is spoken about in detail, and it’s a glorification of who they are,” Zarembski said from her apartment-cum-studio located in the Wolfson Towers, the floor littered with stencils she had used for street art in Tel Aviv, spelling out words like edgy, passion, sexy, love, funk, smart.

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