Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Elegant & Sporty From A Grown-Up Jersey Girl

New York Fashion Week

September 10th, 2008 Milk Gallery

Words, Images by Judith Ecochard

The stadium style seating was packed, the front row star studded with retail heavy weights, and the music- ear drum BUSTING in the multi-minutes leading up to Doo Ri Chung’s RTW outing.

The thirty-five ensembles, including a few sparkling numbers (via piping) courtesy of a Swarovski sponsorship…were worth our bout with tinnitus.

Jerseys (bias draped, ruched) are Doo Ri’s claim to fame (she, a deserved CFDA winner) and there were some terrific neutral and pop colored dresses and harem pants that weren’t clownish… in that textile that got the heads of attendees bobbing with approval.

We loved the jeweled color palette of many of the items…in sapphire, summer navy, stone jersey and a deep green.

Details like piping (in a light grey silk halter dress), girly ruffles ( a stone jersey ruffle blouse), and craftsy macramé (over a stone jersey halter) made us think Doo Ri is expanding her tailoring horizons and approach to wrapping female forms.

But the winners were clearly the posh jersey dresses…no surprise there.