June 9, 2016
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos by Drazen Zigic
Novi Sad, Serbia – At certain fashion weeks, glamour is the one style that dominates the catwalks. Then at others it may be street and/or urban wear. The first happens to be the overwhelming case at the Serbia Fashion Week. So now enters the Los Angeles, California-based fashion house, Mr. Triple X, with its shockingly different voice.
The line’s artistic director, Erik Rosete, is about presenting the things that people secretly wish that they could wear but simply cannot for a multitude of reasons. And upon first glance, the collection seems to be over the top. But that is merely due to the edgy styling that relies on leather strips. They understandably give the collection more a of bondage appeal. But once those elements have been removed, we find men’s and women’s attires that have been fashioned in colorful prints.
In the women’s line, we find cocktail dresses, party dresses and both a long dress and a jumpsuit done in lurex, silk, etc. The jumpsuit is one of the edgiest pieces. When its extremely plunging neckline is added to the bondage pieces, it is no wonder why many would take a moment’s pause to consider if a girl could successfully pull the look off. But once one moves beyond that, we find short dresses that have been reasonably cut. With their perkiness, they could easily fit into most women’s wardrobe.
The men wear tight pants and trousers and which are most often worn with tailored blazers or colorful wind-breakers in silk. The trousers in the collection are always close to the body and enjoy graphic designs on them. The blazers take on a more traditional longer length in their cut. Among the most attractive are those with the dogwood tree blossoms.