ARAKS spring 2015
Circles + thick stripes came in all shapes to the color block party for ARAKS Spring|Summer 2015 collection. Designer Araks Yeramyan cited Russian Constructivism as one of her inspirations for the collection and the influence is evident amongst the geometric looks.
Stripes, squares, and circles were whirled into striking patterns reminiscent of peak Constructivist poster art era. The bold colors were further by emphasised by features like asymmetrical hemlines. Yet while the yellow, pink, navy, and color of the year orchid color palette felt true to the brand, the silhouettes were less eccentric than some of Araks past looks. It seems that Yeramyan steered away from the more capacious shapes we’ve seen on the runways.
A more 20’s feel was incorporated into the line, represented by midi skirts, dropped waists, keyhole necklines and very cute knit tennis vests. The balance between vivid colors and tame silhouettes has synced into an eye-catching aesthetic for Araks.
While the silhouettes were toned down, the colors spoke volumes. Araks strong take on color blocking made a statement when paired against a basic, straight fit. Each piece looks like you could comfortably live in it, all the while making every head turn in your direction if you walked through the streets. It’s Plain Jane with a dynamic twist. ARAKS spring 2015 written by Andrea Porro.
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