Doo-Ri Chung is known for her signature draping skills but for her Fall 2011 collection seen earlier this evening at Eyebeam Gallery in Chelsea, the designer mixed things up. In addition to showing languid jersey gowns, some slit high to the thigh, the designer introduced a new category to her repertoire: slick tailored pieces comprised of felted wool coats, nylon jackets, and trousers. Dresses, embellished with cool cord macrame also played an integral role in the storyboard inspired by artist Beverly Semmes. This concept, described by Doo-Ri as "linear structure," adds a sharp touch without looking too severe — perfect for that city girl wanting to add a little edge to her look.
- Trends: Long silhouettes, mohair trim, high-slit gowns and long skirts, dolman sleeves, sheer and leather inserts, cord macrame detailing.
- Colors: Gray, sapphire blue, navy, beige.
- Key Looks: A heather gray racerback gown with sheer inserts.
- Accessories: Chunky leather woven booties, simple leather bracelets, oversized wool scarves, thigh-high lace-up boots.
- Who Would Wear It: Urban nomads, art types.