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Runway Report: Doo.Ri Spring 2010

As many designers lighted up their collections this season, Doo Ri Chung increased the hard-edge for spring 2010. The first look—a quilted silk dress with sculpted shoulders—set the tone for a show that built upon Chung's signature draped jersey pieces by bulking up the fabrics with overlays of tulle and introducing thin chain details.

The majority of the collection was stone, silver or slate, with a poppy pink chiffon blouse and tulle dress being the most aggressive displays of color. Standout cocktail pieces included a sculpted blue dress with tulle netting, a blush jersey dress snaked and dripping in chains, and a pearl gray pleated mini. An asymmetrical gray vest that capped the shoulders in half circles of delicate chains also made an impact.

Chung's inspiration from artist Annette Messager's sculptural installations was clear in her turn to more structured silhouettes, and in the models' matte gray lipstick and wire necklaces.

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