Spring Summer 2015
"A flower blossoms, trasforms itself, blooms untill reaching
its bright and colorful bursting point...
for her Spring summer 2015 collection,
Yiqing Yin,design director of Leonard, delved into the foral archives of the 1960s and 70s
but also looked at the "jeunes filles en fleurs"
who still hand paint the houses flower prints.
In fact, the hand itself plays a key role in the collection:
from the sketch of a shape to its creative explosion, i the pairing
of unexpected materials or the deceptively simple draping
of a jersey dress, the hand's gesture leaves its set of clues.
The Leonard woman also carries this sense of nonchalant precision in her own attitude"
"To give some color to winter, LEONARD displays a palette of prints where the animal kingdom border on the flora.
A vanilla caramel chocolate gourmet trio illuminates an anemone seeding laid on a black background and illuminates flashy feather motifs like aniamal skins.
An amazing black slate grey and white - colored print inspired by India comes covered in constellations of embroidered metallic studs and geometric leather patches, Precious designs of jewels and flowers as tattooed on silk are brought out by a vivid scarlet red and cyclamen pink.
Reversible oversize coats and jackets in thick wool jersey bet on unexpected chromatic contrasts. Khaki takes a step up and shows off on parkas and straight dresses with mile-high padded shoulders, all accessorized with army style-belts. Flimsy unstructured maxi dresses reveal a casual and yet sophisticated style.
Suede leather is used in full on harem trousers and jodhpurs and worked as yokes on skirts and tops. An absolute must, black is sublimated in silk jersey slim jumpsuits fringed wit fawn-colored details. Draped, inlaid with amazing print combinations, dresses are trimmed with meticulously ribbed pleats and highlighted stiching. Worn as coat or an accessory, a never-seen-before kind of fur made of extravagaznt animal skins warms up the shoulders and gets into women's closets."
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