The collection is entirely done in shades of white, tan, black, navy and white with the occasional coral punctuating the neutral sea. Drapey silk and structured pieces stand at attention next to one another. The collection seems very "New York" to me and not your typical Vancouver fare, except for the billowy silk tops and tapered pants. It's refreshing to see someone trying to increase Vancouver's fashion game and Obakki has been at it longer than most. While the prices are definitely steep, the craftsmanship and design are impeccable. I know I'll be sniffing their sales rack for some of these!
Here are a few of my favourites from the collection, which you can view in its entirety online:
|Asymmetric silk dress, $415|
While I'm not a fan normally of high-low, this take on the asymmetrical trend is quite refreshing. I could imagine wearing this to a wedding or out to dinner. Although this dark taupe is quite pretty, this dress also comes in more spring-like colors like a bright sapphire blue, white and nude.
|Peplum hem top, $215|
This top makes me quite happy as it shows that peplum is still in! At least the trend has died enough that it doesn't feel tired to wear peplum and this gorgeous nude top has me suddenly wanting a peplum top in my closet.
|Silk pullover, $275|
Loose, silk, casual - this top has all the makings of a staple in my style book. Available in ash, black and white, I love the pearly grey shown above and how it just drapes beautifully over the model's body. The 3/4 length sleeves keep things casual and you from worrying about getting your cuffs dirty. Wear loose over skinnies as shown here, or pair it with a pencil skirt in a bright pattern.
|Layered silk dress, $360|
I can't wait for Lychee's next event so I have an excuse to buy myself a new dress for "work." This LBD is the type of LBD dreams are made of. A perfect just above the knee length, beautiful silk material, and a flattering silhouette that outlines your curves, while also being forgiving. Obakki, you think of everything.
Which piece, or pieces, in this collection would you wear?