ITS 2020 explained episode 12: How to use fashion as catharsis for trauma, by Aharon Israel Genish.
05 March 2021
Aharon Israel Genish is a graduate from WIZO Haifa Academy of Design and Education.
He was selected for the fashion contest of ITS 2020 with his collection “Lo Tishtok / You will not be silenced”
One of the prominent phenomena in the ultra-Orthodox sector is life in the shadow of silencing. Children and teenagers are being sexually abused and raped every day, and their voices will not be heard. As a child who grew up in an ultra-Orthodox family Aharon was educated in Torah studies. It was the high-grade rabbi who decided to cherish him and make him his Chavruta (learning companion) every evening. One of those evenings, during the learning, Aharon felt deep suffocation. The rest you can assume. His collection reflects the emotional process he has been through from the eyes of a child through the emotional jolt, the revenge and acceptance. His work is a symbol of his daily shouting to fulfil the eleventh commandment: You shall not be silenced.
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