Dorit ‘Dodo’ Bar Or first found fame as an actress in her native Israel. Feted for her personal style as much as her performances, she eventually decided to take on a different kind of leading role, making the leap to becoming a designer and founding her namesake label in 2014.
Drawing on her Middle Eastern heritage for inspiration, Dodo fuses references to traditional design, art and architecture with a cool, fashion-forward outlook, for example with the colourful keffiyeh-inspired kaftans with which she made her name. The collections are renowned for their feminine silhouettes, unexpected colour combinations and beautiful jacquard embroideries, all of which are invested with a carefree bohemian spirit. The brand’s relaxed luxury is designed to translate effortlessly from day to night.
Shortly after launching the label, Dodo’s distinctive designs quickly gained popularity with a stylish social media set, including Chiara Ferragni, Leandra Medine, and Camille Charriere, who helped to propel the brand onto an international stage.
Dodo Bar Or has been worn by women including Naomie Harris, Bar Rafaeli, Toni Garn, Selena Gomez and Leigh Lezark. It is available from Saks Fifth Avenue, Harrods, Selfridges, Browns, Le Bon Marche, Tsum, Net-A-Porter and MatchesFashion, to name just a few.