November 9, 2015
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos by Igor Fedoriv
Lviv, Ukraine – Making his debut as a fashion designer is Nazar Korsarr. Considering that he has never formally studied fashion, he first outing is a truly ambitious one as he has opted to do capsule collections for both men and women for Spring/Summer 2016.
Principally working with tones of blue, we see the designer creating interesting shapes for the women. Among the most eye-catching is a single-shoulder, long dress worn over shockingly red trousers. Though this is perhaps my favorite piece from the womenswear, the rest of it is not without merit. However from an aesthetic point of view, the designer seems to fall into a trap of not being perfectly comfortable with what should be used as aesthetic embellishments. This is clear to the eye with the inclusion of the rectangular decorations, which appear on many of the women’s pieces. When in doubt, just leave it out, and all will be fine.
The menswear is a very strong surprise in the collection too. The shapes are very consistent and brawny. We find shirts, comfortably cut trousers, and shorts. Though this writer admits to having a particular weakness fo the sleeveless, jumpsuit in shorts, no real complaint can be made here against the other pieces as the menswear proves to be extremely consistent. It is perhaps even more so than the womenswear.
As stated earlier, Korsarr has no previous formal training as a designer. However like many talented names before him like Paco Rabanne and Gianfranco Ferré, he studied the art of architecture! This no doubt helped the budding designer to perfect his lines. And upon further close examination of the pieces, this writer can report with confidence that Korsarr has dedicated much time to the details in the collection. He has made sure that all is perfectly laid. His patterns are near perfect, which has resulted in the great work seen in the collection.