FASHION: Lookbook Delight: Sevon Dejana serves Couture for Spring/Summer2016
You can always trust us on O.TV to be very clear cut in our reviews on all things fashion and more. Today we have budding womenswear designer Sevon Dejana who came into limelight right after his breakout collection “De Dix Sept”, which hit the fashion scene in 2015 but didn’t welcome much appealing reviews from fashion enthusiasts.
The young designer who is a protégé of fast rising Nigerian Couturier Weiz Dhurm Franklyn (and his design technique is way too similar with that of the label) is back and this time, he’s serving his haute couture offering for the S/S16 season.
With a repetitive vibe from his debut lineup, Sevon’s feminist collection was yet again “inspired by the strength and growth of women”, referencing notable women like “Joan of Arc, Cleopatra, Fumilayo Ransome-Kuti, Magaret Ekpo, Miriam Makeba, Mother Teresa, Princess Diana, all of whom advocated, advanced and promoted the female gender”
For starters, I respect and credit the young designer’s guts to venture into the art of couture which isn’t for the faintest of hearts as it takes a lot of time and commitment to being attentive to the tiniest of details. While this collection in every way presents Sevon as a thinking designer that follows through with his vision and has more potentials to succeed in this business but what I can’t seem to understand is how unfinished a handful of these garments and the designer’s choice of unflattering fabrics that completely downsized the beauty of his lineup. The art of couture is a very delicate one that has its soul stitched on impeccable tailoring, flawless details and lush fabrics, core elements which are obviously missing from Sevon’s collection. While my favorite look remains the classic floor length white dress with black beading, I can only hope his next offering serves a more polished take on craftsmanship.