AUTUMN WINTER 2016 INSPIRATION

In search of the essential, strict purity of design, Oba Autumn/Winter 2016 seeks to strip away the superfluous and focus on the fundamentals.

Coats are cut with surgical precision, highlighting military influences and masculine inspirations. Hyper-luxe fabrics are sculpted into timeless pieces melding functionality with style. Oba signatures such as multiple pockets are further elevated with avant-garde detailing such as magnetic closures and concealment in seams. Exclusive hand-dyed Korean textiles are made contemporary in rigid cuts juxtaposed against sleek leather detailing while felts are used to create softly draped pieces which explore the limits of tailoring. Sumptuous cashmere sweater dresses and accessories add to the layering utilitarianism pervading the collection as an enveloping protection against the elements.

Ultimately, Oba Autumn/Winter 2016 is an experiment in morphing the mundane coat into an expression of utmost sophistication with a touch of cool.