RFW Day 3: "Tale Continued" - The Collections

The first part of this day was spent sleeping and writing reviews for the first evening. So not much to document there. That is why we will skip other details and proceed right off with the reviews for the second round of shows...

Lena Criveanu

The first collection to take over the catwalk during the second day at Romanian Fashion Week was that of Lena Criveanu. The general feeling (and air!) was clean and fresh due to pastel colors: dusty pink, green, hues of blue. The collection is actually entitled Zephyrus, and for good reason: the clothes look like they were brought right out of a fairytale. The dresses have fluid lines, wrapping around the body, covered with equally interesting puffer jackets. The contrast between the two is quite a surprise and the final result is a blend of colored volumes.

Read in Romanian over at RFB, here.

Lena Criveanu Toamna-Iarna 2010 Romanian Fashion Week Iasi
See the entire collection on Fashion&Beauty, here.

Irina Schrotter & Andreea Raicu

A tale in all-black, but with expresivity residing in the texture mix. The entire view is mature, updated for all the situations in which a modern woman finds herself during the day. The only thing that could be reproached is forgetting about that certain dose of catwalk creativity, because the pieces themselves were suitable to be taken to the store right off the catwalk. But then again maybe this is a good thing after all, proving that the outfits can easily blend into daily life.

Read in Romanian over at RFB, here.

Irina Schrotter & Andreea Raicu Toamna-Iarna 2010 Romanian Fashion Week Iasi
See the entire collection on Fashion&Beauty, here.

Irina Marinescu + twenty(2)too

The outfits were created by Irina Marinescu and a newcomer into the design field. The collaboration resulted into a collection made for the powerful woman, in control of her ownn life. On the catwalk, this attitude showed too much of a forced minimalism in the whole approach of the styling and the clothes themselves. Moreover, the cuts of the skirts and dresses were so high, there was not all that much left for the imagination to presume.

Read in Romanian over at RFB, here.

Irina Marinescu + twenty(2)too Toamna-Iarna 2010 Romanian Fashion Week Iasi
See the entire collection on Fashion&Beauty, here.

Mirela Diaconu

A daring approach on the subject of fashion today, the collection is hard to say whether it is an experiment or a valid attempt of creativity. In most cases however, the outfits decisively show a mature, solid approach which places the collection into the valid attempt category. The main risk to surpass is the excessive mix of textures: organza, lace, jersey. The collection addresses the young woman, well aware of the world she lives in but really giving a toss about everything. The sequins and lace in coordonating hues are shy to show themselves from under the clever cuts and decoupages, proving once again that the title of the collection was right to state “Invasion”.

Read in Romanian over at RFB, here.

Mirela Diaconu Toamna-Iarna 2010 Romanian Fashion Week Iasi
See the entire collection on Fashion&Beauty, here.

Papucei by Angela Vasiliu

An accessories collection whose presence in a fashion festival is highly arguable.

Read in Romanian over at RFB, here.

Papucei by Angela Vasiliu Toamna-Iarna 2010 Romanian Fashion Week Iasi
See the entire collection on Fashion&Beauty, here.

Andreea Musat

The intention was to create pieces situated in between nature and the urban-generated lines. The notion in itself is quite contradictory, and results into a blend of the two ideas. Nature is represented by massive, natural stone necklaces and the leather fringes on the vests. The modern (read: urban) element was expressed by lace pieces. The result is a small (sometimes) organised chaos, which in some of the outfits showed to be hard to control.

Read in Romanian over at RFB, here.

Papucei by Angela Vasiliu Toamna-Iarna 2010 Romanian Fashion Week Iasi
See the entire collection on Fashion&Beauty, here.

Lucian Pop

A collection which was meant to express the evolution of masculin style over times. Hystorical times that is. It started from an elaborated cape piece and ended up disolving into pajama-like costumes. While I can’t deny the comfort this type of clothing can offer, I highly doubt the houseware was appropriate to continue the line of the historical costumes. The gap between ideas, jumping from one to another was quite confusing and disadvantageous for the view the collection was aimed to illustrate.

Read in Romanian over at RFB, here.

Lucian Pop Toamna-Iarna 2010 Romanian Fashion Week Iasi
See the entire collection on Fashion&Beauty, here.

Andreea Tincu & Sense

One of the boldest statements of the evening if not of the entire festival, the collection was appreciated by the entire public. It had an overall coherent view, well expressed by the use of fabrics and cuts. The color pallette was minimal yet so expressive: grey, black and red. Some military jackets were deconstructed to show a new side of femininity while also maintaining a little bit of that rough initial aspect. The dresses and skirts, oh! Those were a completely different story: fun, flirty, young and in delicious colors.

Read in Romanian over at RFB, here.

Andreea Tincu & Sense Toamna-Iarna 2010 Romanian Fashion Week Iasi
See the entire collection on Fashion&Beauty, here.

Alina Ene

Alina showed her debut collection, composed following some innovative lighting principles. She may be the first one here to give us a taste of the techno-fashion concept. The idea is that the clothes turn into an interface through which we communicate ourselves and our style. The catwalk show needed special lighting and it was surely an experience to watch.

Read in Romanian over at RFB, here.

Alina Ene Toamna-Iarna 2010 Romanian Fashion Week Iasi
See the entire collection on Fashion&Beauty, here.

Andra Clitan

Traditional prints and colors were translated into a modern, updated vision. At a first glance, it would have actually been hard to tell, that’s how well the entire concept was put into practice. One of the best parts of the collection must have been the accessories, which made me wonder all the time during the show how were they made. Imagine, shoes and clutches made of cork and those old-school fur collars, careless thrown over a casual tee. The glorification of the entire material innovation must have been that long, multicolored knitted dress.

Read in Romanian over at RFB, here.

Andra Clitan Toamna-Iarna 2010 Romanian Fashion Week Iasi
See the entire collection on Fashion&Beauty, here.

Razvan Vasilescu

Almost exclusively an experiment, this collection aimed at illustaring how the work-clothing evolved during the last few decades. The uniforms are so siliar to one another it is hard to keep track of any change, besides the change of colors, of course. The accessories (small wooden boxes with painted messages) kind of brought a twist to the situation, by personalising each outfit.

Read in Romanian over at RFB, here.

Razvan Vasilescu Toamna-Iarna 2010 Romanian Fashion Week Iasi
See the entire collection on Fashion&Beauty, here.

Vuarnet by Stephan Pelger

The central idea was the ski costume, whch was re-branded into a more glamourous version of itself. Somehow, what seemed to be only practical now has a more, hm... fashionable appearance.

Read in Romanian over at RFB, here.

Vuarnet by Stephan Pelger Toamna-Iarna 2010 Romanian Fashion Week Iasi
See the entire collection on Fashion&Beauty, here.

ER Fashion

Here comes a new name to present the debut collection, made of 12 looks. The designers are students at the University of Art and Design Cluj, creating under the supervision of Elena Basso Stanescu and Lucian Broscatean. Volume is the reason around which the entire world revolves, or so it is shown by the design choices: strong shoulders, arms, neck-pieces. The almost neutral colors help these structure to make a real statement: grey, black, beige.

Read in Romanian over at RFB, here.

ER Fashion Toamna-Iarna 2010 Romanian Fashion Week Iasi
See the entire collection on Fashion&Beauty, here.

Jolidon

A lingerie collection with the perfect storyline to keep everyone focused if they were somehow distracted from the pieces themselves. The feminine armour consisted (doesn’t it always?) of lace, flower prints and transparent textiles. Transparency was handled with care, as it alternated with opaque portions, so that the texture game was a balanced one.

Read in Romanian over at RFB, here.

Jolidon Toamna-Iarna 2010 Romanian Fashion Week Iasi
See the entire collection on Fashion&Beauty, here.

Razvan Ciobanu

Only dresses seem to make it to the top of the designer’s preference list. However, the transparent-opaque duo was perceived by me as uncomfortable because the back of any dress was completely see-thorugh. I highly doubt the commercial potential of the collection. This lack of intimacy would have been quite acceptable if it didn’t lack general good taste.

Read in Romanian over at RFB, here.

Razvan Ciobanu Toamna-Iarna 2010 Romanian Fashion Week Iasi
See the entire collection on Fashion&Beauty, here.

Update! Further reading:
Romanian Fashion Week presents "Iasi - Shanghai"
♥ Romanian Fashion Week 2010 Press Release -> Romanian Fashion Week (Press Release)
♥ Romanian Fashion Week 2010 Day 1-> RFW Day 1: “Dear Diary”
♥ Romanian Fashion Week 2010 Day 2 -> RFW Day 2
♥ Romanian Fashion Week 2010 Day 2 -> RFW Day 2: "All eyes on them" - The Collections


Related: Cluj Fashion Week 2010
♥ Cluj Fashion Week Day 1: Diane Pernet Q&A
♥ Cluj Fashion Week Day 1: Fashion shows
♥ Cluj Fashion Week Day 2: A new, interactive order
♥ Cluj Fashion Week Day 2: Fashion shows
♥ Cluj Fashion Week Day 3: Fashion shows

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