Doo-Ri Chung is leaving the eponymous label she founded in 2001. There isn’t a detailed explanation at the moment, but after over a decade of growing a brand under your name, it must be hard to part ways.
Known for her intricate draping, dressing Michelle Obama for the state dinner honoring South Korea and designing a capsule collection for Macy’s Impulse line, Chung isn’t the first designer to leave a successful namesake label and she certainly won’t be the last.
Simon Spurr announced he was leaving his label in March, days after receiving a CFDA nomination for Menswear Designer of the Year. Jil Sander left her label in 2004 only to return this year after the departure of creative director Raf Simons. Simons now holds the title of creative director of Christian Dior and to the contrary, his eponymous menswear line still bears his name as well as his presence.
Still with us? We’ll keep you posted as more details surface.