Tel-Aviv based Women’s designer Dror Kontento, presented his AW19 collection at Tel Aviv Fashion Week. This season, the presentation caught much attention once again not only because of the exquisite feminine designs, but also due to the fact that the designer chose to present his love to the female body by sending out to the runway a range of models with different body types, including beautiful plus size models confidently walking down the catwalk.

This was an overall message sent to the world and the fashion community by Motty Reif, founder and chief producer of Tel Aviv Fashion Week, and his team – trying to raise awareness on diversity in fashion. Israel is known to be one of the first countries to pass legislation in banning underweight models from catwalks and advertising campaigns.

Dror kontento’s collection this season was bolder –  presenting dramatic designs in a selection of striking, eye catching colours such as neon yellow, purple, orange, green and red. The designs were ultra-feminine, with the designer’s handmade signature swarovski crystal appliqués adding his special touch.

Presenting a beautiful display of dramatic capes, jumpsuits, kaftan dresses, organza and tulle dresses with evident Latin references –  the body-hugging silhouettes, daring and revealing at times, celebrated the woman figure of all shapes and sizes, detaching from the traditionally uniform beauty standards dictated by the Fashion industry.

Handmade swarovski crystal appliqués. backstage at the Dror Kontento AW19 catwalk show. Tel-Aviv Fashion Week. Photograph: Liron Weissman

Detailing. backstage at the Dror Kontento AW19 catwalk show. Tel-Aviv Fashion Week.
Photograph: Liron Weissman

Dror Kontento AW19. Photograph: Liron Weissman

Femininity. backstage at the Dror Kontento AW19 catwalk show. Tel-Aviv Fashion Week.
Photograph: Liron Weissman

Beautiful designs. backstage at the Dror Kontento AW19 catwalk show. Tel-Aviv Fashion Week. Photograph: Liron Weissman

Dramatic catwalk show. Dror Kontento AW19. Photograph: Liron Weissman

Latin references. Dror Kontento AW19. Photograph: Liron Weissman

Presenting his love to the female body. Dror Kontento AW19. Photograph: Liron Weissman

Striking colours. Dror Kontento AW19. Photograph: Liron Weissman

Organza.  Dror Kontento AW19. Photograph: Liron Weissman

Bold purple. Dror Kontento AW19. Photograph: Liron Weissman

All handmade. Dror Kontento AW19. Photograph: Liron Weissman

Ultra-feminine. Dror Kontento AW19. Photograph: Liron Weissman

Signature swarovski crystals. Dror Kontento AW19. Photograph: Liron Weissman

Eye catching orange. Dror Kontento AW19. Photograph: Liron Weissman

Exquisite designs. Dror Kontento AW19. Photograph: Liron Weissman

Celebrating the woman figure. Dror Kontento AW19. Photograph: Liron Weissman

Neon yellow. Dror Kontento AW19. Photograph: Liron Weissman

Revealing. Dror Kontento AW19. Photograph: Liron Weissman

Tulle dresses. Dror Kontento AW19. Photograph: Liron Weissman

Daring. Dror Kontento AW19. Photograph: Liron Weissman

Strong. Dror Kontento AW19. Photograph: Liron Weissman

Body-hugging silhouettes. Dror Kontento AW19. Photograph: Liron Weissman

Kaftan dresse.  Dror Kontento AW19. Photograph: Liron Weissman

Dramatic capes. Dror Kontento AW19. Photograph: Liron Weissman

Jumpsuits. Dror Kontento AW19. Photograph: Liron Weissman

A range of models with different body types. Dror Kontento AW19. Photograph: Liron Weissman

Beautiful display. Dror Kontento AW19. Photograph: Liron Weissman

Diversity in fashion. Dror Kontento AW19. Photograph: Liron Weissman

Designer Dror Kontento and his daughter. Tel-Aviv Fashion week Photograph: Liron Weissman

Designer Dror Kontento and his daughter. Tel-Aviv Fashion week Photograph: Liron Weissman