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2020 2021 2022

Aharon Genish

Textile, Fashion & Jewelry Design

“To integrate a work of art and a piece of clothing is to embody the deep contrast between human herd instinct and the idiosyncrasies of the individual. Gender boundaries are blurred through oversized silhouettes, tailored suits, and dresses that reinterpret the body’s curves and edges, classic menswear transforms into women’s clothing and vice versa".

Fashion designer Aharon Genish is a graduate of the Fashion Design department at NB Haifa School of Design and the owner of the Genish fashion label, which he founded in 2019. Raised in the Haredi city of Bnei Brak, Genish left his ultra-Orthodox community to join the secular world when he reached adulthood. His design work is influenced by the confined spaces of his boyhood, the yeshivas, and the study of the Torah and rabbinic literature, all of which he transports into a space of innovation of personal interpretation.
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