The buzz behind Nigerian designer Maki Oh is ramping up, thus she decided to give the industry what it wanted with a presentation at Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week.
Oh’s latest collection was animated with polka dots, geometric patterns, and painterly prints, while cutout detailing and on-trend jersey-inspired numbers offset the modernly feminine designs.
The brand really had fun with volume and the idea of symmetry here, with elbow-length ruffled sleeves finishing a cropped top, apron-style dresses hanging languidly over non-structured sheaths, cutout detailing breaking up otherwise refined pencil skirts, and voluminous sleeves falling ever so gently off the shoulders of sheer inset frocks.
The juxtaposition of elaborately-decorated blouses and simple silky trousers were some of my favorite looks in the collection.
There were a few options presented that could make statements on the red carpet. A navy sheer printed dress with a fringe underlay was right up Solange Knowles’s alley, while an off-the-shoulder frock with cutout detailing and embellishment could definitely serve as one of Rihanna’s upcoming appearance ensembles.
What do you think of Maki Oh’s latest collection?