Doo-Ri Chung, the winner of the Swarovski’s CFDA award in 2006, has done it again! For her Fall 2012 collection, which opened to the blaring sounds of Lana Del Rey’s “Born To Die,” she combined her Doo.Ri line with her lower priced label Under.Ligne. Inspired by the elegant haunting movements of Japanese butoh, Doo-Ri showcased in her collection her signature draping with unexpected mixtures of texture.
Chung opened her show with her favorite medium: jersey. But this time, she combined the jersey with textures such as wool knit and bonded leather sleeves. The palette seemed muted and dull but the combinations of colors, which included bone, acid green, and maroon, were surprisingly refreshing and worked well together.
There was an emphasis on outerwear, where she again combined fabrics, such as mohair with leather and knit. Layering was also a continued theme with mock turtlenecks underneath draped tops and simple blouses with only the collar and shirttail showing. Overall, the strongest pieces were her dresses showcasing the most amazing laser-cut detail, all strategically placed to show a little skin.
The show ended with a breathtaking full-length laser-cut gown with an embroidered neckline layered with a black shearling coat. For sure, the elegant woman who dresses with easy sophistication and a dab of edge will want every piece in this collection.