Jewish Journal

Breaking with all black, some Chabad men pushing fashion boundaries

by Gil Shefler, JTA

May 7, 2013 | 11:04 am

Yosel Tiefenbrun, an apprentice tailor at Maurice Sedwell's and an ordained Orthodox rabbi, modeling an outfit he put together. (David Nyanzi)

Yosel Tiefenbrun looked in the mirror and he liked what he saw.

The 23-year-old Chabad rabbi and apprentice at Maurice Sedwell, a bespoke tailor's shop on London's Savile Row, was... read full article

  • Designing woman

    by Michael Aushenker, Contributing Writer

    March 28, 2013 | 4:20 am

    You might say that fashion designer Mandy Misle likes to “think big” — big arms, big legs, big guys. And clothes that fit them all.

    For more than two years, Misle, who is in her mid-20s, has been on a professional mission to address the lack of fashionable clothing for big men...

  • An Israeli flair for fashion

    by Pauline Dubkin Yearwood, Chicago Jewish News

    February 20, 2013 | 8:44 am

    With a staggering array of fashions from everyone and everywhere to choose from, why should American women buy clothes made by Israeli designers?

    To support the Jewish state, sure. But more likely for the quality, the flattering fit, the colors, the size range and the reasonable...

  • To everything —  even your colors —  there is a season

    by Lisa Alcalay Klug

    April 4, 2012 | 1:56 pm

    Spending five hours discussing your clothing, colors and style preferences may seem like a nightmare to some. But it’s all in a day’s work for Wendy Lehmann, a veteran professional image consultant from England who lends her passion for fashion to remaking your look in Israel....

  • New Israeli bill seeks to widen ad ban to all underweight models


    March 5, 2012 | 11:24 am

    A bill seeking to ban the use of underweight models in Israeli advertising also aims to prevent Israel’s media from using ads produced overseas with too-thin models.

    The bill is an effort to discourage an idealization of overly thin bodies, out of concern that such advertising...

  • Hugo Boss apologizes for its forced labor under Nazis


    September 22, 2011 | 3:50 pm

    The German fashion house Hugo Boss has apologized for mistreating forced labor at a uniform factory during World War II.

    Revelations about how company founder Hugo Boss employed forced workers at his clothing factory, which was contracted to make Nazi uniforms, have appeared in a...

  • Fashion & Beauty: Highlighting the hottest local Israeli designers

    September 16, 2011 | 5:31 pm

    Some of the top names in fashion today are Jewish: Donna Karan, Anne Klein, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors. And that’s just the Ks on what is a long list of designers who have shaped the American fashion industry since its beginnings in the textile factories of New York, Boston,...

  • Gypsy 05

    By Orit Arfa

    September 16, 2011 | 5:29 pm

    Inside the waiting area of Gypsy05’s solar-powered plant in downtown L.A., walls are decorated with brightly colored dresses and T-shirts alongside decorative hamsas, fashion magazine clippings, a “blessing of the business” in Hebrew, a picture of the Rebbe and certificates of...

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