I’ve fallen in love. Unfortunately not with someone I was dating, looks like I haven’t had my last first date yet. But I have fallen for the next best thing – Korean designer Ji Oh. Ji’s minimalist and androgynous designs include long cashmere sweaters, rich, leather trench coats, boxy wool suiting and slim boys-cut trousers all in neutrals (grey, black, white) with a few pops of red.
The New York-based designer studied at Central Saint Martins and Parsons, and launched the contemporary label Shadowconnected in 2010 before revamping and creating her namesake collection’s debut for the Fall 2014 collection. Ji Oh sums up her collection’s inspiration as such: “Clothes are an extension of personal expression. My clothes are for people who appreciate a certain sobriety, yet want to look effortlessly glamorous at the same time.”And her design philosophy holds her even more dear to my heart, “Heels control you and you don’t want to wear them,” she said. “So when I design something, I make sure you can wear flats as well.”
I love this up and comer’s less-is-more-vibe. From my first look at her Fall 2014 collection (prices range from $200 to $1900.00) I fell head over heels for almost every piece, and her early retail support (she’s carried by the likes of Intermix, Satine, and The Webster) further proves that this young designer is one to watch. I know I’m not taking my eyes off her!
Ji Oh Fall 2014 Collection.