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November 1, 2016
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos by Mark Litvyakov
Riga, Latvia – Paviljons sets the tone for Spring/Summer 2017 with a style that is clearly all its own. The best thing about this collection is that the designer created a style aesthetic that is unique. Simply stated, it stays clear away from the insanely popular ruffles trends of the moment.
The first look to really catch the attention of this writer is a black jumpsuit. In fact as it moves,one gets the impression that it is actually a dress. However as it moves through space and through time (and upon closer observation) one remarks that it is in fact a jumpsuit and not a dress. The legs have been cut largely and finally in the front, instead of creases, the legs have been split open. Its kinetic movement creates the optical illusion of a dress at this point.
Sportswear element such as a simple jersey-style shirt is created in neoprene. However, it is jazzed up with the removal of panels at the wrists and at the shoulders. It is worn with more split trousers.
The dresses are what really dominate the collection and one’s attention. We find exaggerations in some while the practicality of elastic banded collars give hints of distinction. This is repeated too at the wrists and at the ends of the dresses. This is independent of the length of the dresses. To them many coats have been added. The designer prefers to create them in extremely light fabrics. In the end they all mix well together to create an extremely strong and cohesive body of work. In other words, this is both an attractive and strong collection for the season.