His idea translated into plastic macs, opaque so that you could just make out the bright green polo dress underneath; architectural piqué pullovers with sweatshirt-style necks and structured, voluminous shoulders. There was a lot of piqué, of course, as the designer integrated the signature fabric of the storied brand, now in its 80th year. But he’s looking ahead, too, as the material was bonded with jersey, for a sporty, and in its own way, luxurious, lining. Prints were blown-up topographical maps and aerial photographs of glaciers.
Her focus on prints turned in this offering to the textiles of Turkey and Uzbekistan, with leopard and zebra stripes thrown in for good measure. Bright colors like turquoise, pink, and yellow give the prints an optical appeal.
The color palette of the collection is dark and solemn with black dominating the landscape. Stunning details of beading and studs on jacquard and leather give the hint of dark glamour to a rather tough and defiant collection. The lines are sleek, the cut severe but the fit of the dresses is feminine and form fitting.
Katya Leonovich’s collection has a beautiful range of pieces with prints that leave the viewer observing the details. In some of her dresses, the fabric consisted of human anatomy sketches mixed with abstract collages of color.
The designer kicked off her runway show with a Winter white story, highlighting floral-printed sheath dresses and trousers paired with vivacious colorblocked furs.