Resort 2012: Doo.Ri

Doo.Ri Resort 2012 collection

Late artist Sonia Delaunay currently has an exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and her name has popped up as inspiration on the resort show circuit—and Doo.Ri has noticed.

Designer Doo Ri Chung was inspired, according to her notes, “not only by Delaunay’s intricate design process, but also by her theories in color and contrast.”

A single Delaunay-esque print made an appearance, but the collection didn't take the inspiration too literally; rather than a recap of Delaunay's greatest hits, the strongest looks had Chung’s signature draping, micro-pleats for a graphic touch, or even some structure, like a khaki trench with black leather sleeves, storm flaps, and collar

Chung's clothes (like Delaunay's work) are made for movement, but even on the hangers it was easy to see how show-stopping a pleated gown with a deep V-neck and illusion sleeves and back could be.

Photo: Pieces from Doo.Ri's Resort 2012 collection