Traversal is a collection deeply inspired by creative director Ou Ma's grandfather. Ou spent her childhood engulfed in his artistry of painting and carried his artwork throughout her own journey from Beijing to New York, and now residing in Vancouver.
Her grandfather's name 'Huanzhou' translates to 'around the globe'. He never had the opportunity to do so, but Ou's worldly travels and wanderlust energy allows her to feel as though she is doing it in honor of him now. The OUMA brand is rooted in Asian culture but was shaped by the lifestyles and adventures Ou has experienced.
The Traversal collection takes OUMA's signature textured fabrics to another level. Alternative to whimsical and romantic tulle, Ou uses more structural fabrics such as mikado, and silk back crepe to create the organic drapes and textures. Clean cut and modern silhouettes combined with one-of-a-kind embroidery, OUMA goes back deeply to her roots and finds out what she represents.
Statement ball gown with sweetheart strapless bodice, puffed sleeves and balloon skirt. Layers of tulle and burnout organza flows out into a dramatic train.
Elegant and sophisticated fit and flare crepe gown with asymmetrical soft draping. Handkerchief ties hang from opened lower back.
Sleek and modern bias cut dress in crepe back satin with squared neckline and open back.
Silk organza cape with handmade fabric flowers.
Statement A-line Mikado dress with peek-a-boo twisted bodice, gathered skirt with ruffled edge, and subtle leg slit. Detachable puff sleeves create a second look for the night.
Romantic and elegant fit and flare silk gown with embroidered bodice, spaghetti straps and asymmetrical shoulder drapes.
Sleek sheath dress in crinkled chiffon with draped bodice, dramatic off-shoulder details, and flowy long detachable cape.
Reimagined Serena in mini skirt with detachable ruffle sleeves
Romantic slim A-line floral lace dress with squared neckline, thin speghatti straps, and 3D florals decorations.
Modern and cutting-edge tulle bell dress in Ombre gray-beige color.