Wintry crystallization in Leonard’s fall 2017 collection
“A young woman is exploring a marble quarry in Carrara, Italy. Around her, purple, blue and red striated rocks form an old-age natural geometry.” – Firstly, it might seem a bit bizarre however exactly that was an inspirational leitmotif of Leonard Paris Fall 2017 collection.
Discovering artistry and creativity in accuracy and thoroughness is the main characteristic of the creative director – Christine Phung’s working style. Phung steadily continues her mission to modernize the House of Leonard Paris. In result – “wintry crystallization” is a new theme of the current collection that gives a renewed image to the well-known symbol of the label – an orchid-flower. Constant and unchangeable orchids dominate also in this collection.
Apart from being magnificent, attractive and created elegantly, including aerial and flowing flower-print dresses, pleated skirts, palazzo pants, fur vests, sporty blousons, streamlined blazers and trench coats, the current collection is obviously practical, comfortable and functional as the outfits give freedom while moving.
Even though the color palette is evidently sharp offering gradation from dark purple to bright aqua, ice to dark blue, burgundy to light pink, black to white – eventually the mix of all these different colors and prints create perfect harmony.
The looks are decorated with accessories created by the fine art jeweler – Jean Grisoni.
At Leonard, this season, makeup artist Karim Rahman with L’Oreal Paris created spectacular makeup looks for the runway. While the lips remained natural, the eyes appeared in the center of the attention being underlined with the use of black eyeliner and eye shadow as well as bright colors, such as dark blue.
The chief hairstylist Delphine Courteille pulled back models’ hair into a tight pony and folded in half in order not to grab concentration and attention away from the collection.