“Hey, I need to dedicate more time to these cuts.”
October 31, 2015
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Lviv Fashion Week
Lviv, Ukraine – For Spring/Summer 2016 fashion brand STEBLAKIZM presents both menswear and womenswear with very interesting twists, turns and epic failures.
This is collection succeeds in creating a rebellious feeling. True to the style of the 1970’s, we find exaggerated trousers that flair out, but which are extremely tight on the thighs. From there we see the inclusion of sleeveless t-shirts and tight pantacourts. Short cocktail dresses in jersey for women also make the cut. We find them in black and brown with embellishments on the back in the form of flaps and prints. The sleeves are a bit a large and bell out.
Grey is the most exciting color. Large volumes. The proportions are interesting. We go from short dresses to long skits with silk and which are paired with silk tops. The basket ball shoes give the collection a hint of “I just really don’t care about fashion“, while managing to be comfortable and fashionable.
The difficulty in this collection is that we see three different things going on. We see a strong debut in the menswear. The women’s started strongly with the cocktail dresses. But then as we move to the last parts of the show we really see all of the weaknesses of the designer. Whereas before this writer truly attempted to give STEBLAKIZM the benefit of the doubt on some smaller errors, I can no longer ignore the spotty work in terms of the finishing touches.
The last two looks were categorically unacceptable. The bustier gown was so poorly crafted that it literally fell off of the model as she struggled to maintain a professional demeanor. In one set of female pants, we see the zipper falling badly at the crouch.
All this and more are the result of the amateur mistake of being far too ambition and too soon. We have a young designer with ideas. But one who does not have the experience or the patience to perfect the cuts and silhouettes before putting them on the catwalk. It is this arrogance of youth that caused STEBLAKIZM to not take an honest look at her work and say, “Hey, I need to dedicate more time to these cuts.”