July 01, 2013 Paris
That's not to say OC has strayed from its sporty beginnings. The stuff of its Spring collection is steadfastly sporty: shorts and sweats, tees and cargos, sneakers and slip-ons. There's a defiant slouch to it all, like the droopy pocket tees that look as if they'd been stretched on the rack. But there's also more ambition throughout, most clearly evident in the shimmery jacquards adapted from Korean pojagi wrapping fabrics. (A recent trip to visit Lim's family in Korea gave the spark.) The duo showed it as a total look—shirt, shorts, and jacket—but the car-length coat version stuck in memory's craw. Which made you notice that outerwear, a tough category, was getting some good attention. A raglan-sleeve bomber and pilot-inspired leather jacket stood out as well.