A wall of decayed doors served as the backdrop at Ji Oh’s fall presentation, the raw set providing ample contrast with her optimistic lineup. “I was thinking about how people have ups and downs, how city girls have to stay strong no matter how they feel or what’s happening around them,” she said. Perhaps the yellow stripes on her navy wool oversize tops and the yellow fur pockets on her shirts were symbolic: light amid darkness.
But the true bright spots in her lineup were the long, asymmetric ribbed knits worn ultracasually with extra-long sleeves, as well as a cardigan-robe hybrid pinned with a cool safety pink hardware detail. Oh likes her textures, so this season she employed faux furs in unexpected ways, such as a detail on a cool off-the-shoulder top and as a tunic-tank over a shirt. Another highlight: a great baggy shearling jacket and a bright yellow mohair belted coat — which hopefully also comes in a dark color for when we’re feeling blue.