Sharona Aron, 1950.
"For Spring 22, I wanted to return to a personal, authentic depiction of elegance. My definition of elegance is deeply informed by the adult women who I grew up around as a child in Israel in the Fifties and Sixties. My view on luxury and style is shaped by early memories of women in chic, long black dresses with gold and silver Yemenite-embroidery. Whether at weddings or family gatherings, these dresses will always represent the ultimate luxury to me."
"Sharona Aron, my mother-in-law, is one of these timelessly elegant women I think of her when I imagine my early definitions of womanhood. She was one of the first folk singers in Israel who played with a guitar. Though we only met once and briefly, before David and I got together, she embodied the spirit of an independent woman, full of elegance and grace. I became fascinated by her. She had the courage and confidence to defy expectations and to perform on stage. Here she is, pictured above, wearing a traditional Yemenite-embroidered dress in 1950. So chic."
Naomi Brauer and her husband, Arik Brauer.
“One thing that distinguishes traditional Yemenite embroideries, what makes them so special, is that they used gold and silver thread. This is meant to emulate the ornate jewelry that is so important in Yemenite culture."
"One thing that distinguishes traditional Yemenite embroideries, what makes them so special, is that they used gold and silver thread. This is meant to emulate the ornate jewelry that is so important in Yemenite culture."
“Naomi Brauer is another figure of ultimate elegance from the Fifties and Sixties. Naomi was super chic, a true Tel-Avivian, having grown up with Yemenite parents in an iconic Bauhaus building. Her mother was a butcher and her father was a coachman who actually took Benjamin Hertzel on a tour of Israel. Later in life she married Arik Brauer, a renowned artist and Holocaust survivor. Naomi was beautiful, always well-dressed and had the best style. She loved wearing traditional Yemenite embroideries. Naomi’s daughter, Ruth, was generous enough to share with me some of her mother’s elegant outfits."
Naomi Brauer wearing Yemenite embroidered.
Nili wears the Rochelle Embroidered Dress From S22 Collection.