Saturday, 23 June 2012

Trend-Plate: Summer In Tel Aviv

At a glance, anyone could easily mistaken Tel Aviv for Los Angeles should there be no road signs written in Hebrew. 

Also, thanks to the lively beach scene with youths hanging out along the beaches, or skating down the boardwalk. 

But unlike any other cities in the Middle East, Tel Aviv has a unique soul and vibe conjured from the eclectic melange of both east and west.

Adding contemporary punch into the city’s vibrant landscape and the lush panorama of the palm tree-lined Mediterranean coastline is the diverse mix of up-to-the-minute architecture that thrives along its Business District and the historic Bauhaus buildings dotting the unique Ha-Ir HaLevana or White City. 

Hip restaurants and shopping sites aside, fashionistas will be thrilled by what Israeli designers, both established and upcoming, have to offer in stores. But here’s a useful tip for you: If it is compulsory for you to have at least a small dosage of international couture before leaving the city, then head to Helga Design (12, Hey Beiyar Street Kikar Hamedina, Tel Aviv. Tel: 03-6955488; http://helgadesign.biz/)— Tel Aviv’s favourite designer haven. This is where the likes of Prada, Tod’s, Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Diane von Furstenberg, Alexander Wang, 3.1 Philip Lim and Haider Ackermann, just to list a few, call home. 

Now, specially for guys, let's channel the laidback charm of Tel Aviv this summer with these fabulous pieces!

 (L-R):Straight-leg cotton-seersucker shorts, £183.00 by Black Fleece; Stripe trim cotton-pique polo shirt, £138.00 by Dunhill

 
(L-R): Slim fit cotton blazer, £490.00 by Ami; Leather sandals, £284.00 by Lanvin

(L-R): Oxford Court short length camouflage print swim shorts, £160.00 by Robinson Les Bains; Printed linen shirt, £252.00 by Michael Bastian

(L-R): Acetate aviator sunglasses, £220.00 by Raf Simons; Slim-fit cotton-blend cargo trousers, £165.00 by Beams Plus

 (L-R): Rubber and mesh boat shoes, £101.00 by Swims; Woven suede belt, £64.00 by Anderson's

 (L-R): BN0032 stainless steel watch, £105.00 by Braun; Striped cotton and linen-blend t-shirt, £50.00 by Margaret Howell MHL

All items featured here are available now at Mr Porter.com.

*Photos courtesy of Mr Porter.com. Scenery photos are taken from various online sources. 

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