December 9, 2016
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos by Drazen Zigic
Novi Sad, Serbia – Returning to Novi Sad one year after she first appeared here is Maltese designer Ms. Ritienne Zammit. And with her return comes a creative collection that is exciting and colorful.
Three months ago this writer previously wrote about this same collection after seeing it first presented at the Malta Fashion Week. It was first time that I had seen the designer’s work in a year. And I went so far as to state, “WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES “. The first time that I saw her work more than a year ago, I had deeply rooted, mixed feelings (CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS). But as with time, the change of setting from Malta to Serbia made a huge difference in the overall way the collection is perceived.
The new Spring/Summer 2016 collection by Zammit features her energetic approach to color use. Yet there is a great and most noticeable evolution in the way she applies it to her creations. There is a confidence that is more evident than before. Brought together in pop-art style prints, they create a whimsical and fun way of looking at fashion.
In both the men’s and women’s collections, we see them applied. For the women, Ritienne Zammit bears the midriff, adds pencil skirts and large lapels. For the men, there are Capri length pants and jackets. Both sexes enjoy structure, while Zammit uses colorful, cotton candy-like faux fur as clever embellishments to her work.
This change helps to consider the collection in a completely different light. The vision behind work is still the same, yet it somehow feels more approachable and more realistic.