Carrying the flag for Israeli fashion is Dorit “Dodo” Bar Or, the actress-turned-designer behind Pas Pour Toi, a line of distinctive, opulent, and altogether elegant pieces that, thanks to the folks at Moda Operandi, is now available to all with an internet connection and cash to spend.
The online high fashion trunkshow hub is offering the label’s Resort 2013 collection to pre-shop today until August 22nd, and delivery times range from late November until January 2013 (just in time for your trip abroad to sunnier climes, of course). The collection is heavy on the black, but gilded accents, sheer materials, and rich detailing keep the pieces from veering into somber territories. It’s also lent an unmistakable Mediterranean flair by the ample gold leaf embroidery — the origins of which have quite the backstory.
When we interviewed Bar Or in Tel Aviv this past December, she told us about a prominent rabbi whose sense of style she had long admired. Rabbi Ovadia Yosef had an excellent embroiderer, she explained, and so she sought out the “mini place” behind the handiwork, and now has her own embroidery performed by the same magic fingers.
The designer was also enthusiastic in her views about the women she wants to wear her clothing. The Pas Pour Toi customer is “a strong woman that has something to say. She knows who she is. She’s not a child anymore. She has experience, she’s an artist.”
Sound like you? Take a look at the offerings below and head over to Moda Operandi— get ready to empty that piggy bank, though (maybe a few times over). We’re especially partial to the pieces with unexpected beading arranged in swirling commas and dandelion-like constellations, but with a line this cohesive, it’s really hard to go wrong:
this is some kind of spaceship or something.
photos courtesy of Pas Pour Toi