Amongst the Designers presenting in Tel-Aviv Fashion week was also Gadi Elimelech, who started his way in the fashion industry 17 years ago as a stylist, and this is his first collection showing on a runway. His best known clients as a stylist was Ninet (Whom you’ve probably never heard of but is a musician and a mega-star in Israel). Their collaboration went on for years, turning Ninet into a fashion icon, and today she’s the one creating the playlist for his show. Elimelech’s collection was inspired by the world of insects – particularly butterflies and beetles, researching their shapes, colors and textures. His collection consisted of both velvets and nylon-like fabrics creating round, constructed shapes, and of soft, flowy chiffons in body-complimenting silhouettes. Elimelech also used laser cut fabrics, prints and perspex jewelry (designed by Tal Frank) to mimic different aspects of his muse’s esthetics and essence. Colors were bold red, blue and yellow and a lot of black, fit for the designer who comes from the evening gowns niche. The result was a feminine, dramatic but also very wearable collection.