Israeli-born, Brooklyn-raised twins Shimon and Ariel Ovadia looked to their roots for Fall. Specifically, “Hasidism and streetwear,” they explained backstage, “and the peaceful coexistence thereof.”
If the brothers weren’t so steeped in Jewish observance, the unlikely pairing would have come off as schlocky. But as it happened, it felt right and looked great, starting with the first exit, a Sabbath-ready dark silk tunic and flannel coat dangling silk tassels. A sense of elegant modesty prevailed in belted robelike coats; mohair bouclé turtlenecks, one with a low-hanging scarf attached; calf-hair black car coats; and the closing look, a silk jacquard bekishe with a touch of chinoiserie on the back in the form of a repeating crane embroidery.