A collection from the morning where all borders were crossed

  • Yaro Gelbard

    On Saturday, October 7th, I woke up to a dark morning. Be'eri, the kibbutz I was born and raised in- was forever changed. After 12 hours of horror and great fear in our bomb shelter, we managed to escape through the window out of the Kibbutz. That feeling of shock was replaced by the relief and excitement that I managed to survive.

    Those feelings are what enabled me to create a contrast between sadness and the desire to live again. What our life was like before will never be again, and after living through hell and horror, Is designed a logo which encapsulates familiarity and innocence turned to sadnes.

    I am Yaro, I am 28 years old, born and raised in Kibbutz Be'eri. A recent graduate of the Visual Communications department in Shenkar, and now a branding designer that loves what he does.

  • Hodaya Hadar

    The Rosh Hashanah parade that takes place every year at Kibbutz Nahal Oz ends with making kites and flying them in the sky, together. All of us. We all celebrated the new year with anticipation for what's to come. The events of October 7th left a massive, Nahal Oz shaped, hole in our hearts.  Together with the children of the Kibbutz, we designed the kites but in a different way.

    The words "to return home" were reproduced from the handwriting of the late Ilan Fiorentino, head of the security and protection of the Kibbutz, who was murdered that Saturday. Now, we all have a joint wish- to return home.

    I am Hodaya Adar Asis, I am 31 years old from Nahal Oz where I own a branding, user experience and web development business. On October 7th, our home and studio were stolen from and ruined during the massacre where we luckily survived, but our heart was left shattered to pieces along with the people we lost. I am hopeful that we will return and continue to blossom.

  • Itamar Mizrhai

    On October 7th, my life, and all of us, changed. The horrible events of that day allowed me to create and design this T-shirt. The red rose is in honor of my grandmother, Varda, one of the pioneers of Kibbutz Re'im, where she was murdered on October 7th. My grandmother had iconic red hair and red lipstick, which stayed on any person who crossed paths with her.

    Tel Jama is the hill across from the Kibbutz which overlooks Gaza, which is why I chose to use its illustration as a tell tale of the Kibbutz.

    My name is Itamar Mizrhai, I was born and raised in Kibbuttz Re'im. I was exposed to and loved fashion design from my great-grandmother and mother which lead me to study fashion design. After years away from the Kibbutz, I decided to come back to the landscape I grew up in and open my studio there. The opening of the studio hasn't happened yet- but we will go back home… and keep on living.

The Collection