Elisa Dahan always had the idea of creating surprisingly comfortable, elevated clothes. In 2022, that vision came to life via Dodiee, a label that she describes as “knitwear and shapewear.” The pieces have sexy body-skimming appeal but are, at times, precisely tailored. Dodiee’s offerings include a long-sleeve cream pencil dress with saucy cutouts at the waist, an itty-bitty black bandeau top with a blazer to throw over it, and a curve-skimming maxiskirt. The more polished offerings, including a pair of flared black pants, can work for any boardroom, red carpet, and beyond.
Dahan honed her craft over 20 years at the Canadian outerwear label Mackage, where she eventually became co–chief creative officer. “We were the first ones to do down jackets that are tailored,” says Dahan. “It is kind of a bit of who I am, in terms of the feminine silhouette has always been my thing.”