The ideas for her fall collection crystallized during the final month of Julie Paskal’s pregnancy, which she spent pacing the streets of Tel Aviv, observing the way the city’s architecture interacts with the environment, while experiencing her own internal movement.
The resulting contemporary silhouettes, with their innovative A-line constructions inspired by Bauhaus forms, felt at once feminine and high-tech, comforting and clean.
Fit-and-flair dresses with elasticated puff sleeves sprouted rows of flower appliqués made of reflective raincoat fabrics at the waist, while tone-on-tone blooms peppered the skirt of a black floral dress in technical satin, creating a 3-D camouflage effect.
A lilac cashmere-blend coat in a laser-cut pattern with rows of knots at the waist was lovely, as were the opening white-lace silhouettes combining sporty cuts with a snowy lightness. On a more playful note, a cloudy dress in black memory fabric with cutouts at the shoulder changed volume with the tug of a drawstring.
Conceived under Tel Aviv’s rays, this consistent evolution in the brand’s aesthetic didn’t feel particularly wintry, but with cross-seasonal performance fabrics the new black, it’s a timely direction. As demonstrated in the line’s outerwear — from a minimalist white coat with crossover lapels made from lace covered in sheer vinyl to puffer jackets in layers of lace, vinyl and mesh — the collection tapped into a mood for both protection and lightness.