Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Fashion Education: Doo.Ri

Doo.Ri Chung graduated from Parsons in 1995, started selling her eponymous label in 2001, started showing on the runway in 2003 and won the coveted CFDA’s Swarovski Perry Ellis award for emerging talent in womenswear in 2006! Somehow known for both fluid draping and architectural details, she has a super loyal fan base (I count myself as one!) that's growing every day!

Some of her earlier looks from 2005-2007
I love her aestetic, which seems to mix a modern minimalism with a feminine grace that feels edgy and fresh. She often stays in a muted color palette, but somehow always makes her clothing pop.
More recent looks from 2008 - 2010
I got to meet her one fashion week, check out my Crafternoon Tea with Doo.Ri and Melissa Joy Manning post! She's super poised!! And I got a fuzzy under.ligne vest, which is her more affordable diffusion line.
Looks from her Fall '11 collection
Her fall '11 collection was certainly well received, particularly the macrame detailing that remind me of cobwebs or swirly smoke. Everything looks sophisticated yet comfortable... now if only I could afford it! You can shop Doo.Ri at ShopBop & Saks, and under.ligne has its own online store.

All pics from NY Mag