Inspired by the “elegant haunting movement” of the Butoh, a form of Japanese contemporary dance, Doo.Ri Fall 2012 was soft grace with a twinge of darkness. Designer Doo-Ri Chung’s forte for drapery was on display and complemented the ballerina motif which was present throughout the show, from the head-banned and ballerina bun hair to the light-weight dresses and form-fitting bodysuits. To read more on Doo.Ri F/W 2012, proceed to the MyFDBlog.
Accompanying the fierce and feminine collection was runway music from powerful female vocalists. Opening the show was the all-too-familiar retro vocals from sensation Lana Del Rey whose base-heavy “Born to Die” had heads bobbing. Following Del Rey was indie singer/songwriter Alex Winston with a song that has since become a favorite of mine, ‘Velvet Elvis’. All-girl band Warpaint’s “Undertow” served as a powerful anthem leading up to the only track by a male artist, “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye feat. Kimbra. Closing to the show was Danish artist Oh Land, whose song “While Winter Hymnal” (Fleet Foxes cover) ended the show stunningly. Listen to the full track list below:
DOO.RI F/W 2012 TRACK LIST //
1. Born to Die by Lana Del Rey
2. Velvet Elvis by Alex Winston
3. Undertow by Warpaint
4. Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye feat. Kimbra
4. Winter Nights by Oh Landxx