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October 31, 2016
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Mark Litvyakov
Riga, Latvia – Spring/Summer 2017 sees the Latvian fashion designer Anna Led bringing back a sense of modest oversizing in the outerwear for the season. However not to confuse things, she cuts her dresses close to the body. This guarantees a stronger sense of femininity. This is particularly the case with her dresses in jersey.
Anna Led proposes a series of variations. One silhouette has 3/4 pants that have been cut straight. Its tweed jacket introduces a sartorial tailoring into the collection.
One has to appreciate the overall aesthetic . She clearly recognizes the need for warmer pieces at the beginning of the season. But she mixes this well with the much lighter pieces such as her printed, sleeveless, over the shoulder dress in blue. And speaking of prints, we see a beetle and other insects featured prominently among them and in the last several silhouettes.
Cotton, silk, tweed, knit and linen blends form the base of the materials. However, there really isn’t a particular set of colors that define the collection as a whole. But we do like the way Anna Led has strategically brought together a number of colors. In the end it does not matter. This is because she has managed to construct a story that is well understood. It is one of practicality and femininity.