Ryan Lo’s girl was back to raiding the dress-up box again this season. The designer channeled Japanese anime witches, which brought plenty of kawaii girliness to his spring collection.
Nevertheless, this felt like a more grown-up offering from Lo — aided in part by the addition of prints and jersey to his repertoire — but especially by the floral brocade used in pieces such as a hooded parka and matching three-quarter-length pants that had 3-D rosettes on the jacket pockets and pant hems.
The witch’s gingerbread house from “Hansel and Gretel” inspired a digital print in a Seventies palette of violet, orange and brown that came in a pretty full-length silk dress of roomy proportions, as well as a red-and-white intarsia knit, done in an off-the-shoulder dress. Princess-y jewelry by collaborator O Thongthai added glamour, while socks with vertical frills gave a finishing touch to Lo’s playful witchettes.