NYFW – Katya Leonovich A/W 2013 collection
If there was one word to describe Katya Leonovich’s A/W 2013 collection it would be “texture”. Through the use of leather, fur trim, crinkled satin and gathered wool, Leonovich exhibited her passion for fabric manipulation. Two prints made strong appearances in this runway show: the first being very geometric and made up of several shades of blue, the second being similar to paint splatter and made up of several bright colours. These playful prints were contrasted with heavy faux fur accents and leather corset belts – just the look for which Leonovich has become famous. For customers who loved her spring 2013 collection of layered organzas and silks, they will similarly enjoy this A/W collection. While most would assume such layering of different textures would result in disarray, Leonovich, in fact, achieves a look that highlights the complexity of her designs.
This collection showed a wide range of clothes from heavy wool coats to light and flirty tunics. Leonovich showed a little bit of everything. The models were styled with elegantly dishevelled hair, and their make-up consisted of dark lids and nude lips. The collection’s final three looks were long, silky gowns made up of Leonovich’s custom prints and embellishments of beading and fur. Each of the 20 looks in this collection was one-of-a-kind and showed a variety of beautiful fabric treatments. While a couple of looks could have done without so much embellishment, Leonovich is still a diamond in the rough, and will no doubt continue to surprise us with her design capabilities. We look forward to her forthcoming spring/summer 2014 collection.
Photos: Theresa Balderas