Leanne Marshall catwalk show report A/W 2015 for NYFWFashion WeekAW15
Season 5 Project Runway winner Leanne Marshall stuck true to her feminine aesthetic for Fall 2015. Her signature draped dresses were shining stars amongst more conventional ensembles. In this concise collection Marshall delivered a perfectly pretty option for fall.
One departure from her usual designs were some of the textiles used in her more “wintry” garments. Black and white brushed plaids and wool tweeds gave an air of preppy that Marshall hasn’t previously alluded to. By the looks of it she is still experimenting with how she integrates them into her clothes, as some of the plaids looked a bit off next to periwinkle blues and bright oranges.
Another sort of trendy look Marshall worked with was the bandeau top underneath sheer blouses. One look in particular featured a red bandeau top under a sheer black, button up blouse. The blouse falling just at the hip to expose a bright red mini skirt also underneath. While this trend is largely out of date, her layering of textures was nonetheless visually pleasing.
The most successful garments from this collection were the all black draped dresses that created lovely silhouettes as each model strutted down the runway. Silk crepe and georgette brushed up and down the body with each step of a foot. The direction of the fabric accentuated the body in a variety of ways that would undoubtedly flatter any body type. Because she left these garments one color, their shapes and manipulated drapes were emphasized in a much more sophisticated and elegant way than the other more conventional looks.
Overall Marshall’s fall collection was very youthful and pretty, despite its simple nature. It seems as if Marshall is still trying to find a way of filling in a body of work where her signature dresses can’t entirely occupy. But if her current clothes show anything, its that she’s making progress.
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