The influence of Russian Constructivism could be seen in the geometric cuts—from very round arm openings and shoulder seams to oversize buttons and plackets—and in the accessorylike details. In the case of the trimmings, the results were mixed. An embroidered bib over a sheer organza bodysuit added a nice shot of sparkle, but it looked like, well, a bib. At times, the styling was to blame. Layering, like a bralet atop a collarless blazer worn over a blouse, lacked the ease that distinguishes artfully piled-on ensembles from sloppy ones. Nothing was disheveled, but the mix didn't quite gel. The separates, however, were nice on their own. Araks pieces are best used as building blocks. A floor-skimming sleeveless black dress was austere at first glance, but had lovely pleats running down one side. Pair it with your own great accessories and it could be the perfect template for a favorite look.