On the coldest night of the year, a who’s who of the Israeli fashion world gathered in Bat Yam to take a gander at what many in the country will be wearing come spring. Snuggled together in Castro’s home building on Ort Israel Street, the celebrity guests and fashionistas nibbled Thai hors d’oeuvres and sipped green gin cocktails.Eti Roter, joint CEO of Castro, greeted the crowd in a floor-length, sheer-shouldered dress. After thanking the design team, she invited the first group of guests into the basement-turned-empty-swimming pool to view the Night Swimming collection.As always, Castro brought fashion with a twist. Rather than a runway show, the crowd stood face to face with models, neatly arranged in two lines. For about five minutes, the models stood perfectly still (or at least they tried to), allowing for a close-up peek at the refreshing looks. There were four rounds in total, two women’s and two men’s.Per Castro, the color palette for women come spring is all pastels, light pink, offwhite and washed denim. There was a nice play on fabric combinations, whimsical chiffons paired with metallic pleather and gingham atop denim. This is perhaps Castro’s most sophisticated color story to date, bringing the high-fashion runway hues into trendy yet wearable shapes. Highlights came by way of a gingham one-piece bathing suit with a floral kimono shawl and a light pink sheer peasant dress.The men’s side of things was a bit more conservative than we are used to seeing from Castro. Most of the looks stuck to either greys and blacks or denim. That said, Night Swimming offers great, comfortable and sleek basics for the fellas.A few favorite looks were a layered pair of black shorts over calf-length leggings paired with a minimalist black hoodie and a two-piece light grey suit with baggy yet tailored shorts.