September 14, 2015
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos by KURT PARIS
Valletta, Malta – Young designer Marija Cutajar presents a collection dominated by black and white for the Spring/Summer 2016 season. Using geometric forms and patterns, she creates a consistent collection. However, it is not without room for vast improvements.
Cutajar weaknesses are very apparent in the construction of the garments. No better example of this can be found other than in her corseted pieces. Without boning, they cannot hold their form once applied to the body. The result is sloppy. And though no one can make many reproaches to the trousers, which tend to be the highlight in the collection, the same cannot be said of the other top portions of the silhouettes, which have been draped.
This said, one should keep in mind that the designer’s ideas are there. And with a bit more time on her side and practice, she will grow into the technique that is needed to give true justice to her creative ideas.
Fashion Insider thanks the Malta Tourism Authority for its complicity in our coverage of the Maria Cutajar show.