Israeli Fashion Lectures

Throughout history, fashion has greatly influenced the “fabric” of societies all over the world. What people wear often characterizes who they are what they do for a living and even more so, what kind of a society they live in.

As Mark Twain once wrote: “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”



The lectures focus on the effects of Israeli cultural, social, and economic factors on the evolution of Israeli Fashion. They are interactive and full of images, short videos, and periodic signature Israeli  items.


Popular lectures:

 ·  The History of Israeli Fashion- From the Kibbutz to the Big City, Tel- Aviv

 ·  Politics, Religion and Fashion in Israel

 ·  Fashion and Technology in Israel- The Start- Up Nation

 ·  The Women who Shaped Israeli Fashion

 ·   Contemporary Israeli Fashion

Join Liraz Cohen- Mordechai (Liri) in an interactive presentation full of glam, videos and periodic Israeli signature items to unveil the amazing world of Israeli Fashion.


1. The History of Israeli Fashion- From the Kibbutz to the City

The presentation tells the story of Israel from the late 19th century until today. Every milestone in Israel's story is presented in two "layers": history and fashion. During the session we discover how significant events have influenced the creation of a new "Israeli outfit" time and time again.



 -  The way immigration influenced Israeli fashion in Israel's first days

 -  Wars' effects on the Israeli outfit

 -  Feminism and equality in the Kibbutz and its impact on clothes

 -  Tel- Aviv Fashion Week- We are on the map!

 -  Israeli fashion and Technology- Recent fash& tech startups

 -  What's next for the Israeli fashion scene?

2. Politics, Religion and Fashion in Israel

In this presentation, we will learn about the fragile relationship between politics, religion, and fashion in Israel society.

When it comes to fashion we often tend to think about the “unwritten laws” that guide us in what we think we should wear, but in fact, there are also written laws that do the exact same thing. This presentation will focus on the written laws in Israel and through them, we will reveal new and exciting angles to understand Israeli culture and people.



- Fashion restrictions vs. Religious restrictions

- Fashion as a tool to divide and unify streams in Judaism

- “Fashion police” and laws regarding dress code in Israel 

- Minorities in Israel and their influence on the definition of Israeli fashion, including: Bedouin, Arab Israelis, Ethiopian, etc.


3. Fashion and Technology in Israel

In this presentation, we will learn how technology has improved Israeli fashion and what's next for the startups' Fash&Tech scene


- What makes Israel an innovator in Fashion

- The use of technology in the past

- Technology and Israeli designers

- The Fash&Tech scene in Israel- introduction to some of the most exciting startup companies


4. The Women who shaped Israeli Fashion

This presentation focuses mainly about the inspirational women who shaped Israeli Fashion and contributed to its evolution. 

Including: Miryam Zinger, Ruth Dayan, Rozi Ben Yosef and many more


5. Contemporary Israeli Fashion

This presentation is an introduction to the current fashion industry in Israel.


- The Israeli Fashion industry- overview

- The leading designers

- Interesting business models 

- The companies you must know

- Israeli Fash&Tech startups



The presentations fits all crowds- Jewish and non- Jewish, at all ages and genders.

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