Woo Youngmi and her daughter Katie Chung took a cue from artist Sol LeWitt for spring. “Our starting point was to bring graphic, geometric patterns into the collection,” said Chung. “We tried to make it elegantly artistic.”


Their looks with soft silhouettes of various proportions were chockablock with layers of eye-catching checks and curvy prints. The designers also successfully played contrasting fabrics off one another, like heavy cotton and soft silk.


The least-complicated ensembles — such as a brown jacket over checked sweater and pants, or a black blazer paired with striped trousers and a blue-and-white shirt — were the strongest, while the wide trousers were on trend.


However, the sometime extreme mash-up of prints and pants-shorts combination tended to detract, rather than enhance, the collection.