Is designers leaving their namesake labels a new trend? Just a couple of months after Simon Spurr announced his departure from six year old label Simon Spurr, WWD is reporting that Doo-Ri Chung has decided to leave Doo.Ri, the clothing company she founded in 2001.
Like Spurr's move, Chung's is difficult to understand. WWD offers zero details on why Chung left or what she plans to do next and, by all accounts, the label had a pretty good couple of years. She dressed Michelle Obama for a state dinner honoring South Korea (Chung is Korean-American) and designed a high-profile Macy's capsule collections--two projects that boosted the designer's name recognition significantly.
Earlier this week, news broke that Vince co-founders Rea Laccone and Christopher LaPolice had resigned from the company. Today, in the revolving door that is the fashion industry, we learned that another designer who recently left the label she founded will join Vince as creative director: Doo-Ri Chung.