Serbian designer Marina Micanovic showed a confident collection rooted firmly with a young designer sensibility, yet some of the detailing was reminiscent of the European avant garde movement that swept Paris in the late 80′s & has continued to resurface from time to time ever since.
The color of choice was Black which was accented in minute doses with White, which I’m always hard pressed to call out as an “accent” color, yet in this case it proved true. Oversized woven strips were used in selectively placed panels to varying degrees of success which couldn’t help but call to mind Rodarte‘s debut collection where the detail was used from head to toe in a cream evening gown, which left me no more certain of the merit of the technique then than now in Ms. Micanovic’s hand.
The most effective & memorable of the novelty details was the oversized self fabric tubes that were used to drape around necklines or off the sides of skirts to create a great deal of movement & interest, yet didn’t serve to over-power the wearer the way such detailing can in less restrained doses. Overall, Marina Micanovic presented a respectable capsule as part of InLove Magazine‘s debut during New York Fashion Week as part of their Best of Serbia celebration. Respectable enough to keep her on our radar for what’s to come next season.
Designer Website: www.marinamicanovic.com
InLove Magazine: www.inlovemag.com
Photos: Elvia Gobbo