Israel Museum


Israel Museum. Jerusalem, Israel.
"Fashion Statements" Exhibition 2018.

"City Growth" collection. Red Coat, Recycled textile and new knits, 2018.

14 Jun 2018 - 06 Apr 2019.

Based on pioneering research, Fashion Statements surveys a century of dress in Israel. The exhibition explores the late 19th-century indigenous pre-Zionist “fashion,” the opposing forces of Europeanism and Orientalism that converged in the early decades of the state, and, finally, the place that Israeli creativity holds on the global fashion scene today.

Through a sumptuous display of clothing, fashion sketches, films, and fashion photography, this large-scale exhibition illustrates the broad scope of fashion in Israel, from its deepest historical roots to contemporary collections, fostering a dialogue about tradition and modernity, myth and reality, and conflicting ideologies.

Presenting a rich, quintessentially local narrative, the exhibition is part of the Israel Museum's ongoing exploration of this region's cultural landscape.

Cohen question the accepted view that recycled objects are lesser value, shredding knitwear that are no longer in use to create new fabrics.
another source of inspiration for her collection is also ecological-aerial photographs that reveal topographical changes resulting from accelerated urbanisation encroaching on green surfaces.