Why Everyone's Buzzing About This Up-and-Coming Designer

In addition to getting to shop and look at street style almost daily, one of the best aspects of being a fashion editor is getting to learn about new and emerging designers. After all, these figures are among the most important classes of creatives in our industry, but also usually fairly under the radar. Watch any fashion documentary (ahem, Dior and I) and you’ll affirm that these mysterious humans are incredibly exciting to learn about.

Recently, when we caught wind that Korean-born designer Ji Oh had launched e-commerce (she’s a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist), we began poking her team for more information. What we got was a plethora of fun tidbits and facts. The collection (see F/W 16 here) is a playful mashup of colors, proportions, and texture. From start to finish, it feels like something your cool art dealer friend would wear.

If that sounds at all appealing to you, see below for a bit more information on Ji Oh, and be sure to shop her newly launched site to get the look.

She attended Central Saint Martins and Parsons School of Design.

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Ji Oh, who was born in South Korea, attended Central Saint Martins in London. In 2005 she moved to New York City and began at Parsons Design School. She launched her namesake brand in 2014. 

She was a finalist in the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.

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Ji Oh is a current awardee of the CFDA incubator program and a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalist. She lives in New York City.

Most of Ji Oh is made per order.

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The turnaround is very fast! Zip zip!

E-commerce launched this summer.

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If you sign up for the email list, you get 10% off your first order.

The majority of fabrics she uses are sourced locally in New York (production, too).

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The exceptions: Silks are from China and wools from Italy. The rest: New York.

Ji Oh's shirt busts aren't darted, so men can wear them too.

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A nod to her love for menswear. Yay, boys!

Materials for the collection include 100% silks, leathers, faux furs, wool, and cashmere.

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AKA everything feels amazing on your skin.

Head over to Ji Oh to shop her latest arrivals, and be sure to tell us in the comments if there's another designer you'd like to learn more about.