Spring 2017 Designer Focus: Ahava Zarembski
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Spring 2017 Designer Focus: Ahava Zarembski

Ahava Zarembski is an Israeli designer that just moved to work with the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana.  My story is one of transformation. The name Ahava, means love in Hebrew. I view the world in terms of design, function, form and beauty. Clothing allows me to speak to the work. For a while I lost my voice, and sense of self. I re -found it in making clothing.  I invite you to share with me the process of Revelations.  Revelations — Reveal who you really are.

Website: ahavaz.com

My biggest fashion inspirations growing up…

I didn’t have any.

The moment that my brand evolved…

When I was brave enough to communicate to the world my honest self. I started expressing myself first through art, my body, my clothing and poetry. My brands ties them all together.

Describe your signature trait…

Each style has a unique poem inside each garment to remind ourselves that our real beauty is from the inside out.

What I am currently working on…

Becoming a mom.

My best advice to an aspiring Midwest fashion designer/photographer/blogger/model…

Be brave. We really don’t know where the divine is leading us.