From the soft fabrics to the relaxed shapes and athletic influences, everything about Ujoh’s spring collection seemed to be designed for comfort. Mitsuru Nishizaki, a seven-year veteran of Yohji Yamamoto and Y’s, leveraged his skills as a former pattern cutter to create softly tailored dresses and separates with subtle asymmetric details.
Nishizaki used suiting fabrics to create supple, unlined jackets in looser, longer proportions and paired them with track pants crafted from the same fabrics. Accessorized with sneakers, they were modern pantsuits for the girl on the go. Sleeveless tops, boxy tees and flouncy skirts were given a stylish edge with long, contrasting panels of lace or stripes on one side.
The designer kept his palette mostly neutral, with pale grays, white and navy offset by pale pink and chambray blue. Drawcord waist jackets and vertical stripes lent a sporty vibe to the effortlessly chic blazers and layered skirts.