August 15, 2016
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of SpBFW
Antwerp, Belgium – The new collection by Russian designer Teona Margvelashvili is one that could have two very different interpretations. The first could be very optimistic for the designer while the other could be considered as a severe scolding. So 1, 2, 3… LET’S GO !
Were Teona Margvelashvili a very young designer starting out in her career and with under two catwalk shows under her belt, one would be able to see the collection only for the “POTENTIAL” of her various ideas. Here we see the designer working with suedes, colors, woven fabrics, and with a variety of cuts. This would be considered as real indicators of the designer’s breadth of talents and of her ideas into which she could forge the DNA of her work.
However, if Ms. Margvelashvili is in reality a far more seasoned designer, then one would have to be EXTREMELY severe with her. First off, one would be compelled to remark on the disparity of the cuts and techniques. They are inclusive draping, structure, angular cuts and soft edges. In a collection as small as this one, it could give also inadvertently give the impression that Teona Margvelashvili has no real indication as to the direction into which she wishes to evolve her DNA.