Leanne Marshall autumn/winter 2017 collection catwalk show for NYFWNew York Fashion Week AW17
Romance was in the air this afternoon as Leanne Marshall presented her collection full of intricate beading and lace details. The colour palette progressed from soft neutrals to bold stripes and vibrant red. The boldness of the eyeliner, tousled hair and bright lips beautifully complimented sensual air.
The balance between structure and ease was perfectly executed in the cropped black silk wool off-the-shoulder jacket layered over a taupe silk charmeuse draped dress. The dark black colour added to the thick wool fabric, allowing the creation of a dense jacket. This piece was in opposition to the see-through, delicate fabric of the dress, yet the pieces worked together and added to the overall effect. The ability of these fabrics to connect is due to the simplistic nature of each piece; neither one was commanding attention, and they reflected one another effortlessly.
Marshall was able to create looks which presented diverse material and design aesthetics. The gallant black and ivory striped geometry displayed in the cropped jacket was uniquely paired with an ivory silk organza embellished dress. These textures play with the eye and instil within the piece a lighthearted element. This displays sophistication in a fun manner and shows that sensuality knows no bounds.
Romanticism was described in the elegantly embellished lace detail, a key feature in many of the looks. The complexity of the design, enforced by beading and lace, allowed for certain areas of skin to be more exposed than others. This mystery drew the audience in and the ways in which the light reflected the beading detail added to the heightened drama.
The conjunction of lace detailing with an extensive material variation played with the audience’s senses and exuded an air of sophisticated sensuality. Marshall’s idealisation of romance is breathtakingly stunning. There are no conforming bounds to her collection, and one piece after the other took on the romantic element in a new light.
Photos\; Bogdan Seredyak