"I love doing spring," said Doo-Ri Chung. "I feel so much lighter." Chung, a Geoffrey Beene alumna and CFDA/Vogue Initiative finalist, showed her strengthsarchitectural draping of silk and jerseyfor her fourth collection. But this time, she expanded on those qualities by introducing lace and net (materials she had never worked with before), as well as a custom feather print courtesy of her friend, artist Wook Kim. The new additions gave Chung's designs a welcome airiness.
The minimal, light space of the Peter White Studio was an ideal setting for the fluid dresses and flirty skirts, rendered this season in coral, sand, sky, teal, and pink. Especially successful were a pink jersey and silk print dress, and a teal silk halter dress with lace. A few open backs, including one on a sky jersey V-neck dress, added a beachy, tanned flair. And the music, by Detroit DJ Scott Zachariasa jazz, New Age, and bossa nova mixcontributed to the clothes' smooth Zen vibe.