Ada Kokosar Debuts Solo Shoe Collection During Paris Couture

After debuting last season with a shoe range for Cesare Paciotti and earlier this year with a collaboration with Dodo Bar Or, Ada Kokosar presented the first solo footwear collection of Midnight 00 by Ada Kokosar at the Meurice during Couture Week. The fashion consultant took over the hotel’s Belle Etoile suite overlooking the Tuileries garden, filling it with plants until the luxury accommodation looked like it had been overrun by nature during Sleeping Beauty’s century-long nap.
What is unique about these slippers is the high-gloss finish brought by the PVC that Kokosar drapes on each draped-and-embellished design. “As a reference, I wanted to take the most iconic and utopian shoe of all times, Cinderella’s glass slipper,” she said, showing off a glossy mule with flourishes of soft fabric peeking at the edges and decorated with a bejeweled crescent moon — the brand’s emblem. Heels and flats came in soft yet saturated shades of lilac, peach or pink fabric — silk satin, duchesse or super-soft cotton. Most striking of all was the transparent ruffle that encases shoe and ankle in a shell-like cocoon. Cherry on this highly iced cake? “The PVC makes the shoe last for a very long time: it

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Dodo Bar Or and Ada Kokosar Team Up for Dodo by Midnight Line

I’M EVERY WOMAN: What do you get when you put together Dorit “Dodo” Bar Or, an actress-turned-designer whose breezy summer clothes are a hit with fashion influencers like Chiara Ferragni; and Ada Kokosar, a stylist and fashion consultant who is branching out into shoes? A fabulous world that is a cross between “Dynasty” and Barbie’s closet.
Gowns with snaking embroidery designs and a polka-dot metallic pink jumpsuit were just some of the looks featured in their capsule collection, christened Dodo by Midnight, shown on a handful of models standing on a tiny metallic carousel during Milan Fashion Week.
It marked Kokosar’s first clothing collaboration under her Midnight label, which made its debut last season with a shoe line for Cesare Paciotti. She reprised the plastic-wrapped Cinderella slippers that are becoming a brand signature, augmenting them with extravagant tulle ruffles.
Kokosar plans to work with new designers each season. “Midnight for me is a factory, it’s a collective of creative, unconventional minds that merge together,” she said. “It’s a space, a label, where we can create things where we can drop our rules that we ingrain from society and the mask that we have to wear.”
Both women felt it was liberating to embrace a

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