Inspiration: Mixed media: "Plastic and wool, tailoring and soft."
Top Looks: A Navy tailored coat, shirt dress, and suit-all draped Grecian-style with black jersey hems; Pleated geranium V-neck blouse with candy-like jeweled embroidery skirt; Diamond velvet tank dress with draped hem; Textured silk indigo blouse over skirt with draped hem; black sequin coat with fur hem.
Accessories: Black (for the most part) platform shoe booties that were hand-painted by Sean Bluechel; Lips covered with crystals; dark shiny nails; fishtail plaits in the hair
Who was there: A mix of International buyers and editors, like Sarah from Colette, Bergdorf Goodman's Linda Fargo, Ken Downing from Neiman Marcus, Sally Singer from Vogue
What we thought: Doo-Ri Chung's collection of inky colors felt richer and deeper than seasons past. Her conflation of tailoring and drape set the tone for the show, and normally hard pieces (like vicious skinny pants-everywhere on runways thus far for Fall) became more feminine. Texture was also a big theme, and the designer worked with lots of fox fur--dying it midnight blue and black. She dressed it up with vibrant plastic jewels and sequin embroidery. Infused with her innate elegance and simplicity, the effect was stunning and surprising.
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