Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Touchon Inspired Doo Ri Chung Collection

December 23, 2011 - Touché Touchon
We’re excited about the modernist spin that doo.ri Chung put on her Pre-Fall 2012 collection with a nod to contemporary artist, Cecil Touchon.  Chung’s notorious draping and tailoring are apparent as she explores what she calls  confident feminine luxury.”  We love the subtly of the details and the bold sensibility of Touchon-inspired prints enhance the simple silhouettes. Looking for something to wear to the next gallery opening on your social calendar? Done! - NEW YORK, December 12, 2011 = By Brittany Adams
Doo-Ri Chung is an art buff. Her recent collections have referenced the works of Aubrey Beardsley (Spring) and Sonia Delaunay (Resort), and now it's the contemporary collagist Cecil Touchon's turn for pre-fall. Touchon's graphic influence was evident in the laser-cut geometric punctures on the neck and hemline of a simple black shift, as well as in the blown-up and micro "confetti" prints used throughout the lineup. For the most part, Chung played it safe, sticking with her strong suits (draping, jersey, and that top-selling trenchcoat), although she did tweak her template slightly, cutting a few pieces from a sturdier, bonded jersey that added sculptural appeal. Experimenting with unexpected volumes and shapes worked out well here for Chung: The standout look was an emerald wool topper with a cocoon-ish silhouette and dégradé needle punching, which came over a mixed sequin dress.
In this interview you can see Doo Ri's Inspiration Board with a number of Cecil Touchon's Photographs and collages mixed in.

1 comment:

Kathryn Uster said...

Cecil, It looks stunning! Congratulations! Kate