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Kiko Kostadinov Fall 2019 Ready-To-Wear Collection Review

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Kiko Kostadinov Fall 2019 Ready-To-Wear Collection Review
Description
Laura and Deanna Fanning need a lot more refining in construction skills and designing. It's evident in their latest Fall 2019 show for Kiko Kostadinov. The ideas were almost there, but the overall execution was severely not up to par. A lot of these confusing looks don't even deserve to be on a runway, much less bear the designer label!
Apparel Quality
37
Retail Potential
21
Overall Vibe
32
Reader Rating0 Votes
0
Positives
Lots of Interesting Ideas
Creative Techniques Used
Electric Color Palette
Negatives
Questionable Fabrics
Overwhelming Styling
Lots of Incomplete Looks
Underwhelming Construction
Little to No Refinement
Borderline Costumey
Lots of Unnecessary Patchwork Details
30
Ratings

Kiko Kostadinov’s Fall 2019 womenswear collection is the high fashion equivalence of an art project collage. It’s too much of a mish-mash of incomplete ideas rushed and converged together in a weird attempt to make something new. In all fairness, there was a lot of new ideas in the mix—some creative while others were downright confusing—but instead of a harmonic balance, this was more of a disruptive cacophony of random colors and different fabrics. Unfortunate even, as what might have looked like a twisted sporty take on bourgeoisie dressing became a brash presentation of half-assed thoughts. The twin design duo behind this collection, Laura and Deanna Fanning, are undeniably creative but their construction skills, at least for us, seem questionable. A lot of patchworked details looked unnecessary while the color combinations they assembled were too garish for our own eyes. Then there’s their treatment on the fabrics—why on earth did they think ruching nylon would look good? This is only their second collection for Kiko Kostadinov, and if they want to, at the very least, go near the level of design and construction skills of the namesake designer, they have a lot of evolving (and work) to do!

Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com

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