Doo-Ri Chung is the queen of drapery. It's what she's known for. But, as with any signature, there's always the fear of becoming monotonous and predictable but for her S/S12 collection, she proved that having such a strong signature does not always have to be prohibitive. The collection had a great start as Chung sent a model down the runway in a white shirt dress that gently draped around the models legs from the hips onwards, showing a more playful side of Chung. The incorporation of the drape instantly modernised the otherwise simple wardrobe basic, and will undoubtedly do well at retail.
Dresses often came with long sleeves but in lightweight fabrics subtly draped across the body, making them perfect for those cool summer days. The crisp white pieces like a look featuring a deconstructed silk jacket teamed with a simple sheer top and thigh grazing shorts worked well alongside a wide selection of printed looks. A dark purple 70s-style printed dress wasn't the most flattering piece in the collection and was in desperate need of a belt to add some shape, but all was forgiven when a model walked out in a beautiful grey leaf printed dress with spaghetti straps that oozed effortless chic.