Minsoo Chung, brand director of O’2nd, demonstrated his approach to creating clean and simple silhouettes using fresh pastel hues and a minor touch of color blocking. The Korean designer came up with an idea for the Spring/Summer collection adding cutout details to casual, full-of-movement pieces. The shibori technique was used in order to generate the prints for the floor-length skirts, which is a Japanese dying method from 8th century. The designer explained to us the reasoning to use this system for the prints was because of its unpredictable outcome, resulting in making the collection even more exciting and highly anticipated.
His vision consisted of creating cool and relaxed looks, which will fit a busy girl’s lifestyle, pairing these pieces with a blazer in an office environment or match them back to a favorite pair of killer heels for a night on the town. He translates his way of ‘day-to-night’ through showcasing deep V’s, low enough for a drink on a Friday night, but not too low for a co-worker to give you a side-eye. According to Chung, the culottes are here to stay and will be in full effect next season, as he showed them in a black sleeveless jumpsuit, then in a fold over mint wide leg, and finally layered under a long ivory boyfriend vest. One of the looks that stood out the most was a color block leather jacket paired with a striped short sleeve sweater underneath and a pair of wide leg slacks with exaggerated slit details. In addition, models looked effortless and bright with a dewy, fresh minimal face, with a center part hairstyle.