Michal Hidas is an Israeli fashion designer, listed in the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 list and the winner of the "Fashion Humanitarian Award," presented by Runway the Realway during New York Fashion Week, September 2017. Her premier brand, HÍDAS, presents a brave new perspective on the power of fashion and its role in society. Michal creates high-end fashion collections that aim to shine a light on complex and difficult global issues, making them accessible to a wide range of audiences. Her collections have been inspired by her collaboration with a Palestinian architect and an Israeli calligrapher from Jerusalem, as well as her volunteer work with refugees in Leros, Greece and Syrian patients under treatment in Israeli hospitals.
Michal has devoted herself to leadership and building bridges between people who - at face value - have very little in common; she is a speaker, a curator, and a facilitator of workshops and conferences worldwide.
HÍDAS newest collection dedicated to BOTH people with and without physical disabilities. Using exclusive therapeutic textiles and tech solutions (zipping, buttoning) that compliment everyone. This project results from almost three years of research, aiming to mainstream "inclusive fashion" while empowering people with disabilities by highlighting their abilities and enabling them to dress-up independently in quality, innovative, chic fashion. HÍDAS collections have been shown in New York, Milan, Berlin, Jerusalem, Taipei, and featured in Vogue Italia, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, and more.