‘You could define my look as simple,’ Ada Kokosar says of her personal style, which routinely consists of voluminous silhouettes, a monochromatic palette, a lot of layers and well-inspired details. ‘It’s more about my mood – I am very free in my style.’ Both her compelling heritage – half Slovenian, half Italian – and isolated childhood in the Italian countryside have shaped Kokosar’s individual approach to style. ‘I looked a bit different from the other kids because I was super blonde. I had this strange name that is very rare in Italy. I got bullied a bit as a kid, but instead of being brought down, I raised my personality. I thought, “I’m different and I feel cooler.”’
In effect Ada Kokosar, 36 years old and now living in a loft in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood, is somewhat out of the ordinary. To graduate from the Istituto di Moda in Milan (now closed) she submitted a thesis on the psychological importance of shoes.
After working as a stylist for MTV, she started to contribute to Vogue Russia, Glamour Italia and W Magazine. Today she is fashion consultant for a series of brands, hotels and successful designers. An icon of New York street style, she is perpetually prey to the paparazzi, who pursue her above all for the way she has with coats.
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