September 06, 2007 New York
For evening, there was more of that netting, encasing entire dresses or covering a crystal-studded bodice or hem. It seemed like Chung was experimenting with ideas of positive and negative space, but some of the nipped-waist cocktail dresses came off as over-thought and overworked. The most compelling pieces were the most spare: a sleeveless and boxy black-silk pajama top with sheer overlays, worn with the briefest of walking shorts; a lavender organza shirt with princess sleeves worn with a full knit skirt. The satin organza gowns with which Doo.Ri closed the show suggest there may just be a minimalist underneath all those other extras.