Doo.Ri Pre-Fall 2012

Can Doo-Ri Chung do wrong? No, she can't. Her Doo.Ri Pre-Fall 2012 collection was a line that any girl I know would love to wear. Quite the feat, but that's probably why the designer is on such an uptick. (Her Macy's collaboration debuts February 15.)

While orange has officially been deemed the hottest hue (we've definitely seen a tangerine takeover for a few seasons now), green will no doubt be its successor. The Doo.Ri collection was filled with pops of emerald in an otherwise muted palette. And a few fun prints, including what I call Fruity Pebbles, offered welcome splashes of color.

For pre-fall, the designer is moving away from the draping she became famous for, and is instead proving her ability to play with textures: A black pleated dress with a laser-cut neckline and hem and a black skirt were two standouts for me. The cuts reminded me of the city at night—romantic in a way, don't you think?


The mix of sheer fabric, buttery leather, and bonded jersey was my other favorite look. Chung has a deft hand, and she can make a shirt dress with three different materials look light, sexy, and, oh, so chic. The play on textures is a continuation from Spring 2012, when we saw leather-trimmed gowns.

Now, jackets have leather panels and tops have extra layers of sheer peeking through sleeves and necklines. It's sexy and at the same time something a fashion girl would wear.

And her gorgeous green coat with black ombré (colorful coats!) is one of my must-haves for next year.

The Doo.Ri pre-fall collection lands in stores starting May 2012.

Photos: Offerings from Doo.Ri's Pre-Fall 2012 collection