CFDA award-winning fashion designer Doo-Ri Chung is known for her effortless, unfussy aesthetic: Think loosely draped jersey dresses and subdued, neutral color combinations. Though she’s no longer with the brand that bears her name — in 2012, she left to become the creative director of Vince. — Chung’s influence is still apparent in Doo.Ri’s collection of resortwear, accessories, and flattering accessories. Pops of bright colors like hot pink and turquoise make the label’s silky printed dresses and princess-sleeve tops ideal for work as well as evenings out on the town. These days Doo.Ri is a property of the Tharanco Group, which also owns Poleci.
Parson’s School of Design graduate Doo Ri debuted her self-named label in 2001 at her downtown Manhattan store Klee, before her styles hit the runway in 2003. With tenures at Donna Karen, Stanley Herman and seven years as head designer at Geoffrey Beene, Doo Ri has created her very own trademark sophisticated, smart aesthetic that is now lauded by the most discerning critics. “Editors and shoppers alike love her designs for their interesting architectural details that are rarely tricky. She works in ever-flattering jersey that drapes, gathers, and droops in all the right places, adding small touches—chains closing a dramatically plunging back line, leather bands cinching the waist—to each piece.” Doo Ri earned an Ecco Domani Award and a finalist slot for the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund and later that year, she won the coveted CFDA’s Swarovski Perry Ellis Award for Womenswear. This coveted collection has been featured in Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle and WWD and can be found on the floor at Ron Herman, Barney’s and now, Doo Ri is a highly anticipated feature at Gilt Groupe.