NYFW : Doo.Ri Fall 2010

So far, this is the first "real" fashion week to me. Despite following it for maybe a year or two, this is the first time I cover shows as well as taking it seriously.. since I am a blogger. So please forgive me for not knowing lots of designers and their past collections. Doo.Ri is an example.

Despite style.com's relatively negative review, I thought the collection was beautiful. I really loved the embellished dresses and the navy suits with drapping hem.

The nudes and greys were very simple - to my liking.
I love the minimal detail which stands out. Although the collection is nothing like Mario Schwab's, it actually weirdly reminds me of it. Tell me what you think of the collection!

Doo.Ri Chung is a Korean American fashion designer and since I blog about the Korean-media. This is definitely one to look out and support. [Adapted from Wiki] Chung graduated from Parsons School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion in 1995. After receiving her degree, Chung worked for Geoffrey Beene for six years, rising to the position of head designer. In 2001, Chung started her own firm in the basement of her parents' dry cleaning business. The firm remained there for the next four years. Chung is best known for her jersey dresses, which have a unique drape. Chung has stated that she has no plans to move away from creating such dresses, as she now has a steady clientele.

Chung was also award Swarovski's Perry Ellis Award for emerging talent in womenswear from CDFA as well as Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund Award in 2006.

Style.com's Review by Nicole Phelps :
Doo-Ri Chung's show started off with a navy suit featuring a bold-shouldered jacket whose hem was draped in black netting. A shirtdress, its regimental precision softened by swagged sashes below the waist, came next. So far, so strong. Chung's twin skills are tailoring and draping, and she put them to good use later on with, respectively, a lapis blue double-breasted coat and a sleeveless dress that, knotted and gathered at the hips, managed to make suede look sexy. The collection also had some sharp-looking cropped jackets and military pants, and an interesting textured silk strapless dress that looked like leather from the front row. But slinky jersey minidresses densely embroidered with orange, turquoise, and violet sequins at the sides didn't quite have the taste level you'd expect of Chung, and it was hard to connect the dots between them and other evening looks, like the spare sleeveless tops and long narrow skirts in gray and tan that closed the show. Overall, the collection seemed to lack focus, and it was sometimes difficult to engage with what was on the runway.