November 30, 2015
By Marius Brianski
Images Courtesy of Mike Pasarella
Lodz, Poland – Over the years the public has gotten used to the eclectic, sometimes disturbing aesthetics that the Polish brand Odio X Pieczarkowski tend to champion. It news “The Room No.5” collection for Spring/Summer 2016 is one in which we can find an experimental mixture of patterns, colors and fabrics and textures.
The show has a dark, zombie inspired mood and present the collection in 3 parts. The first is an extension of the last collection with horrific prints by the artist Tomasz Armada. The second theme has the Asian inspired clothes with prints and shiny, decorative embroideries. The finishing part is made out of shreds of fabrics reminding the trashy style of homeless junkies.
ODIO X PIECZARKOWSKI is known for creating ornaments, prints and embroideries using various technologies. One can find Japanese slogans, tire tracks, buckle and frame prints for this season. There’s a lot of patchwork here with mixes of various fabrics from light jeans to chunky knits. This makes every piece so unique and makes the fabrics one of a kind.
The garments include unique dresses, shorts, pants, coats, sweatshirts and sweaters. Maybe the stuff shown on the runways is complex and full of details, but it can be easily translated to simpler, basic clothing. Though the show’s aesthetic is dark, there’s a childish erotism in the air with collars, small crystals, pastels colors, puffy sleeves and shorts. There is some innocence and a pleasing somewhere in there.
As a whole the collection may be interesting, yet it lacks something. The last silhouettes look as though ODIO X PIECZARKOWSKI forced themselves to create something or just anything to put on the catwalk. And the makeup is dreadfully dark and far from what brings us into spring. In the end the collection looks a little childish, which means that the authors need to allow for their work to mature a bit more.