December 08, 2009 New York
Many designers approach pre-fall as a collection of seasonless, buy-now-wear-now pieces, but others are using it as an opportunity for experimentation. Doo-Ri Chung belongs in the latter category. "I wanted to hash out ideas here to see what will work for Fall," she explained. In less capable hands, that could have meant a mixed bag of trends, but Chung wisely focused her efforts on prints. Brushstroke designs were digitalized to the point of abstraction on sweet cocktail dresses and miniskirts, and a cropped double-faced cotton jacket featured a delicate floral screen print. In short: If there weren't any radical silhouette changes, there were just enough special details to keep things fresh and interesting.
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