Ji Oh – Pre Spring/Summer 2016 Ready-To-Wear
Rakishness is a sorely underrated quality in clothes, and it may be just the niche for Ji Oh. Since launching her eponymous line in 2013, the designer has set her sights on basics-with-a-twist universality, but there’s no denying that Oh’s clothes are defined by a gorgeous degree of slimness-to-slouch that makes even her simplest pieces look kind of casual and louche.
Resort ’16 found Oh zeroing in on the expansive nature of the season, offering up solutions for the many occasions her customer will no doubt encounter. Rich, oversize knits and a boxy haircalf jacket will have plenty of buy-now, wear-now appeal when they hit stores; holiday dressing got a hell of a lot cooler thanks to Oh’s liquid silver separates worn head-to-toe; and delicate draped tops will be well suited to January’s warm-weather getaways. Oh’s explorations may be cautious ones, but they surely paid off here, in what was easily her most sophisticated outing to date.