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Kobi Halperin

Kobi Halperin
BAA Honors 2022 Honoree

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Kobi Halperin is the Creative Director of Kobi Halperin and Ungaro Paris. We are honored to recognize him during BAA Honors 2022 as our Fashion Honoree.


For the women who “celebrate getting dressed every day,” Kobi is known for his unique designs and his love for details. Deeply inspired by his Eastern European roots and heritage, Kobi’s collections are marked with a feeling of warm tradition felt in the handcrafted touch and workmanship that embody his aesthetic.

Born and raised in Israel, Kobi studied and received his B.F.A from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. Upon graduating, Kobi moved to New York where he became the Executive Creative Director at Elie Tahari for 13 years and the Executive Creative Director at Kenneth Cole Productions for 3 years.

In 2015, Kobi launched his eponymous ready-to-wear label. The label embodies a European sensibility and is recognized by its crafted artisan details and modern femininity. With a design philosophy that aims to elevate the everyday, In 2016, Kobi became a member of the CFDA.

Kobi started designing for his longtime favorite French label, UNGARO, in 2021. His first collection for the label will be Resort 21/22.

Kobi’s other passion in life is mentoring and developing the future of fashion. He is actively involved with cultivating his alma mater’s emerging fashion students, being a mentor to Savannah College of Art and Design students, and being a role model to his two daughters, Mika and Gali.

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