Lesia Semi: A Job More Than Well Done…
November 1, 2015
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos by Igor Fedoriv
Lviv, Ukraine – The Lesia Semi collection for Spring/Summer 2016 is exactly what a busy journalist hopes for when traveling from city to city and from one fashion week to another. Boredom often times sets in regularly. When that happens only a truly collection with its own charm can excite us. And Semi’s collection is just such one of those collections that gives us energy to continue.
The collection features nothing but modern shapes, which have been paired with the most contemporary of fabrics. We see sheers being used to show hints of the flesh. Just enough is shown to excite, but still leaves much to the imagination. She has worked wonders with one particular material in white sheer with heavy white motifs woven into the patterns.
After starting the collection with light pastel teal and then moving into the blue hues (both light and dark), Lesia Semi introduces her pastel citrus yellow. The beautiful work is most acute in the form of her structured, yet voluminous shorts that are every bit as perky as a skirt.
Semi moves back and forth from simply cut silhouettes such as short-sleeved, shirt dress. Her black fabric, see-thru, short-sleeved, button-down, shirt dress is worn over a black string bikini. However though very different from the short skirts or even the bikinis, there is a conscious cohesiveness to the entire collection. Part of this is achieved through the designer cleverly taking her fabrics and colors and incorporating them into the accessories such as the traditional tennis hats and shoes. She even incorporates them into a selection of handbags too.
The styling is as modern as one would find in London or in Paris.
One of the most beautiful fabrics in the collection is a blue weave pattern, which has been placed on a white lining. She uses it to create some of the most stirring pieces in the collection. Once all has been said and done, it is clear that this is a designer who has a huge apparatus behind her for international expansion.
A job more than well done…