New on the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week calendar is Ji Oh, who showed a tight lineup of off-beat, androgynous tailoring on Monday.
The Korean-born designer has been based in New York for nine years. She studied at Central Saint Martins in London and Parsons The New School for Design in New York, where she graduated in 2008.
The clothes project a strong point of view: “The direction is for the artistic, cultured woman in her late 20s,” said Oh. “It’s about sophistication and a bold but quiet statement. Nothing flashy.” As for the collection, the lines are modern and clean with a strong New York style aesthetic. Pieces include boyish and boxy wool suiting (which Oh showed over luxurious white T-shirts), crepe de chine silk blouses and cashmere knits in elongated silhouettes, all worked in a neutral palette with a less-is-more vibe.
The outerwear, too, is done in casual yet sophisticated cuts. A black wool maxi coat features an asymmetric hem while a military green one, also in wool, has a simple navy collar.