For spring, Ji Oh homed in on the core of her collection — the crisp white shirt — aiming to deconstruct and evolve the offering with playful new silhouettes and textures. The all white, black and yellow lineup showcased shirting and shirtdresses in clever proportions with unexpected details, such as circular silver grommets, yellow silk fringe and cutouts. Oh twisted, gathered and tied her shirting — as in a baby-blue-and-white striped, mandarin collared shirtdress tucked into relaxed trousers — or styled it under silk crepe dresses for a tomboy take on femininity.
“I did hear that people don’t think there’s much texture in the collection,” Oh said, a critique she took to heart this season. An effortlessly cool crinkled polyester trenchcoat with black belt and buttons should please picky buyers. Ditto to the lineup’s cropped, flared trousers with open-front plackets, some adorned with contrasting fringe.