Doo.Ri Fall 2012 Review


Photo: Imaxtree

Looks from Doo.Ri's Fall 2012 collection.

SHOW: Doo.Ri

HAIR: Orlanda Pita

MAKEUP: Tom Pecheux

ACCESSORIES: Minimal, with an emphasis on gloves and platform pumps.

OVERALL TAKEAWAY: Doo.Ri's signature draping takes on texture.

Doo.Ri is a whiz at draping. This is not news. We've come to expect impressive folds from her. But at her Fall 2012 show, she decided to take things to the next level. Instead of merely having fabric pleated, folded and falling just so, she mixed in varying textures, from leather, suede, shearling, and knits.

The result was a collection that was at once body conscious but still loose; figure flattering while hiding things women aim to hide. Knits, instead of being bulky, criss-crossed across the figure. A wrapped bodysuit with a wrap skirt gave the illusion of being enfolded in fabric.

Particular standouts included two sleeveless looks with laser cut detailing and a shearling jacket that was rather covetable.

Doo.Ri also added fun fabrics like neoprene and parachute in unexpected ways. (Well, other than a scuba suit and an actual parachute, what is expected?) A plum dress made from the latter was stunning—we wouldn't be surprised to see a starlet or two wearing this out and about. If she was aiming to surprise us, and make editors think of her as more than the designer who drapes, then Doo.Ri succeeded.