Sometimes what you frequently find with new designers is that their heads are too up in the clouds. They dream of dressing these glamorous women who need a full closet of evening gowns, and have a jam packed social calendar and start designing for that woman right out the gate. Ji Oh is a little different.
Resort 2015 is only the second season for this New York based designer and yet she’s already handed up an entire wardrobe of workplace-minded looks. Theme-ing the collection around the classroom, the Parsons graduate chose to go separates heavy, keeping a fairly minimal palette of black, white, navy, powder blue and red. To say that we love it is an understatement.
Kitschy tricks are held at bay, the closest that the collection gets at any sort of a trick is the trompe l’oeile dress that seems like a high waisted skirt and white blouse at first glance. But what catches our gaze the most — that’s if we’re of course negating the light, deconstructed vibe that pushes throughout the collection even though pieces still come off clean and professional — is one fitted top, that comes with the length of a shirt dress. Worn with a pleated skirt it’s the perfect sophisticated and adult version of a school girl look.
It’s a full work appropriate offering, light trenches for when needed and some curve hugging, below the knee dresses for those cocktail hours. Even casual fridays are kept in mind, the most perfect black shorts and white tees thrown into the mix. So please don’t mind us as we pop out to Intermix to cop up a few pieces.
What do you think of the collection?