Dorit ‘Dodo’ Bar Or is an Israeli actress who has turned her attention to fashion design, launching her eponymous womenswear label in 2014. The brand is largely inspired by the Middle Eastern heritage of the founder and designer, referencing colourways, textiles, art and architecture of the Middle East throughout collections.
Inspirations from Dodo Bar Or’s heritage are met with contemporary and fashion-forward elements to produce an aesthetic which is effortlessly decadent. The brand is known for its use of beautiful pattern and colour, with statement stripes signature to the brand. Other prints of vintage-inspired florals and geometric patterns are seen throughout collections, adding a playful element to elegant designs. Dodo Bar Or has a retro feel, both in cut, pattern and colour ways. A 1970’s influence is clear in many styles, seen in earthy colour palettes and collared dresses and tops, while flowing, floor length knit-dresses have a luxurious boho feel.
Using the finest silk, velvet and cotton, feminine silhouettes are created, which flatter and celebrate the female form. Printed silk dresses are met with patchwork leather jumpsuits, and striped jumpers. Interesting cuts are distinctive of Dodo Bar Or, frequently utilising cut-out details and asymmetric elements to create unexpected shapes. Expert draping and ruching produces effortlessly elegant designs which exude luxury and femininity.
Dodo Bar Or can be found in many department stores throughout the world, and can be accessed online through the label’s own site, as well as through Matches Fashion, Net-a-Porter and My Theresa.