Voted as the Czech fashion designer winner in 2007 by the Czech Grand Design Awards in Prague, Pavel Ivancic has received more than a few accomplishments to boast about. He was a Central Saint Martins graduate — a school known for instructing more than a few inspired artists, debuting his graduate collection at the CSM MA show at London Fashion Week in 2007. Ivancic then went on to work alongside his wife as creative director for the label MUSET. The brand carried forward the whimsical visions of his graduate collection: colorful ripples of felt, theatrical textile play and quirky patternis would guide the husband-wife duo forward for the coming years. Known for their conceptual approach to both menswear and womenswear, the couple emphasized an androgyny often embraced in fashion. However by 2011, Ivancic’s attention shifted to the establishment of his own eponymous label, where he has been focusing solely on menswear since.
What was once the eccentricity and drama for MUSET has simplified itself into the crisp, versatile collections of Pavel Ivancic. Subdued tints of navies, greys and whites dominate his pieces, representative of his parallel emphasis on ease and wearability. Ivancic’s current work is uncomplicated but noticeably detailed with a sharp precision balanced by a soft boyishness conceivably carried over from MUSET. Spring/Summer 2016 presents casual, beautifully straightforward looks which once again express a particular effortlessness. It is perhaps the loose-fitted manner in which the well-tailored coats seem to hang lightly on the models or perhaps the subtle incorporation of unassuming patterns. Pavel Ivancic seems to be honing his keen awareness of design into something both novel and sensational.