>> Doo-Ri Chung switched things up for her Fall 2011 collection by injecting an edgy tailored touch to her signature draping skills. The look was described by Chung as "linear structure" and inspired by artist Beverly Semmes. Jersey gowns — Chung's bread and butter — were of course present, this time remixed with thigh-high slits and intricate cord macrame detailing. There, too, were more tailored pieces like felted wool coats, nylon jackets, trousers, and silk blazers. Meanwhile, fur jackets, cozy dolman sweaters, leather insets, and mohair embroidered tops added an overall textural quality to the collection. Stylist Beat Bolliger furthered the modern-vibed collection with a selection of chunky woven booties and racy lace-up thigh-high boots. No doubt, Chung has made a definite departure from her draping heavy collections in the past, and it's looking good.
We last heard about Doo-Ri Chung's budget-friendly line back in December. Seven months later, Under.Ligne has come to fruition. The current collection has nine pieces — fancy tees, leggings, and draped dresses — ranging from $150 to $495. Not cheap but way less than the designer's main label. Also unlike the main line, Under.Ligne's silhouettes are more simplified and everyday. Now I'm just waiting for Doo-Ri's novel hosiery collection. In the meantime, are you digging Under.Ligne?
“I have been thinking about this for a really long time,” said Chung. “Within my own collection there is a great need to have a wider price range. A second line allows me to do that."
The diffusion line will feature Doo-Ri's signatures patterns, cuts, and draping. Look forward to a cool collection of leather jackets, leather leggings, silk-screened tees, and jersey dresses. Wholesale prices will range from $80 for a top to $475 for a leather jacket.