Article and Photos by Jovanna Reyes
IMG based its NYFW: THE SHOWS in Skylight Clarkson Square and Industria Studios. One of my favorite shows to attend is Leanne Marshall’s. She evokes elegance from a time past when women primped daily and wore gowns for dinner. Leanne’s collection for Fall/Winter 2017 was based on Medieval Times with the theme being resurrection. Aveda provided the hair and makeup and designed a messy, pinned ponytail to simulate a “Rapunzel” effect. The “resurrection” was Leanne’s use of remnant fabrics from prior collections to bring attention to waste and how the industry affects the environment.
Her accessories were hoops, fringe leather and wooden earrings. She completed her looks with a variety of gold pumps, basic stilettos and short patent heeled boots.
Words cannot describe the flow and movement of her silk and chiffon dresses and separates. She delivered beautifully made garments in deep colors of red, prints of black and white and flowy ombre’d skirts. Her presentation in Gallery 2 in Skylight was simple with everything all white which was a perfect backdrop to her breathtaking garments.