Israeli designers you'll want to know
Dodo Bar Or
Dorit Bar-Or started out in the public’s eye as an actress that gradually turned to a fashion icon and designer. Her first brand’s name was ‘Pas Pour Toi’ ('not for you' in French), and for fashion week in Tel Aviv, she personalized her brand, using her nickname: Dodo Bar-Or. In her designs, Bar-Or held true to her unique taste and love for the spicy flavors of the Middle East. She likes to mix oriental and rock n roll. Her signature style is underlined by specifically detailed embroideries and hand-made stitching. Her Arabic Keffiyeh styled dresses have already made a name for themselves worldwide before she even branched out. Bar-Or started her international adventure in Parisand later got featured in magazines such as Vogue Paris, Vogue Italy and British Vogue. Celebrities like: Demi Lovato, Kelly Osborne and Selena Gomez love wearing her unique clothes, and the stores: Net A Porter, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorfgoodman, and many more are selling her authentic handwork, high quality fabrics and leather crafted designs.
Since the age of 17, Alon Livné has worked in premiere luxury European houses to become one of Israel’s most prestigious fashion designers, having trained at Alexander McQueen in London and Roberto Cavalli in Florence. After winning “Project Runway” in Israel, demand for Alon’s work skyrocketed. In February 2013, he was invited to participate in Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week where he presented his Fall-Winter 2013 collection at Lincoln Center. The collection was described by critics as, “a darkly beautiful and wonderfully constructed collection of evening looks…well-tailored and chic.” Alon Livne presents his collections regularly at MBFW New York, and his Bridal line “Alon Livne White” is recognized worldwide for its luxurious, innovative and outstanding designs. Those searching for pieces from one of Israel's finest and most well known dress and womenswear designers should have no problem finding their dream piece here.