What a perfect showing with which to end Fashion Week. I have been a Doo Ri Chung fan, but she managed to exceed my expectations. Not only was her collection different that what I expected, it was elegant, refined and didn’t overuse embellishments I was growing tired, but used to seeing this week.
Summary: Doo Ri has been synonymous with solid jersey, but not this time. She added tone on tone and the draping was impeccable. Her use of chiffon and silk for her dresses was dead-on. There were some black and white graphic prints, wide obi style waist belts with minimal beading, and mixes of fabric combinations that flowed perfectly (a dove gray chiffon halter evening gown with grey/silver silk in the back that just peeked out on either side of the waist was stunning).
Color Palette: dove grey, heather grey, dark silver, pale sage, black, beige, white, blue-grey.
Texture & Details: Silk and chiffon dresses, tops and jackets, draped bows at the neck; waist-definition with subtle grey-silver wide leather obi belts, drop waist cocktail dresses, bubble hems, silk hourglass and babydoll dresses, draped light jersey, gabardine skinny pants with draped jersey at the waist, a silk linen dark grey belted trench.
Key Looks: Draped neck bows a la Calvin Klein in the 80’s, obi style metallic waistband belts, painted on high-waist drainpipes, beaded waistbands, strappy sandals.