“David Bowie’s never a bad place to start. The rock god was the driving force behind Ji Oh’s “Glamboy” Spring offering. He was most felt in striped blazers and slacks, in silver lamé skinny pants. At its strongest, Oh’s suiting recalled the ice blue Freddie Burretti ensemble worn by Bowie in the “Life on Mars” video; a pair of baggy-yet-sharp ivory trousers had shades of the Thin White Duke about them. But the influence was neither overbearing nor even particularly literal. Oh is too busy creating contemporary basics to get bogged down much in the way of references. Sleeveless shirtdresses, pencil skirts, and scoop-neck blouses all made for sharp, versatile staples in a largely black-and-white palette with pops of red and the aforementioned silver lamé. In places, things felt a touch unfocused—a couple of semiabstract intarsia knits seemed less considered than other pieces. All told, though, this was a strong offering that left one keen for Oh’s next.”
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