Caged by iron construction bars, Ji Oh’s models were the epitome of modern cool. With off-balanced silhouettes and classic styles wrapped into one, the Spring/Summer 2016 collection took the clean minimalist look of previous seasons to a whole new level.
The inspiration was the city girl — bold, playful, and unassumingly sexy. Oh says her choice of using denim was to add to the level of comfort and frivolity she wanted to convey. But don’t be fooled. Her collection might be inspired by the street, but Oh’s well-tailored and crisp aesthetic remained through silk wide leg pants and soft fleece turtlenecks.
White eyeliner accentuated the fresh looks, slightly tousled hair added a notion of tranquility and nonchalance. Demure buttons and zippers adorned the fronts and backs of pieces, revealing just the right amount of skin. Stripes ran down boxy dresses with bold open backs, and jumpsuits were made out of smooth silk.
The collection captured the power of contrast with its fluid and non-traditional elegance. In the same way her eponymous brand was stamped in construction font on the show floors, young designer Ji Oh is sure to leave a mark with her latest collection.
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