Leanne Marshall Pushes Boundaries with Indian Footwear Collaboration
She will debut a new global footwear collaboration along with her SS18 runway collection. Her new line inspired her to branch out and launch a pretty pastel line of platforms and heels with Oceedee shoes of India.
Fashion designers are growing at an astonishing rate these days and taking multiple markets by storm. Leanne Marshall saw the current social climate in the United States as an opportunity to make a stance for inclusion by collaborating with Indian shoe brand, Oceedee. Although Leanne keeps as much manufacturing for her gorgeous gowns as possible local in New York City, she has a passion for diverse culture. This shoe collaboration was the perfect chance to expand her brand while taking a stance. The gorgeous footwear will walk the runways of New York Fashion Week this September.
About Leanne Marshall
Leanne Marshall was born in Yuba City, California. When most little girls were playing house, Leanne was playing fashion designer with a sketchbook, colored pencils and spare bits of fabric. In no time at all, with the help of a local seamstress, she began bringing her sketches to life. At age 18, Leanne won the Levi’s Dockers Scholarship and was awarded a year of free tuition at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco where she went on to study. In mid-2007, she was able to leave her money job behind and make the leap into designing her own label full-time.
In 2008, what would become a career defining year, Leanne was selected as a contestant for Season 5 of Project Runway. With an unwavering determination, she made it all the way to the finale where she showed her, now famous, wave inspired collection in shades of turquoise, ivory and sand. The judges, and audiences worldwide, were captivated by her final collection and Leanne was crowned the winner.
Fresh after her Project Runway win, Leanne relocated to New York City where she continued to develop her line. Her collections have shown at New York Fashion Week and fashion weeks around the globe every year since 2008. Her work has been seen on Carrie Underwood, Ashley Benson, Salt, Ariana Grande, Andi MacDowell, Julianne Hough, Dasha Palanco, Jackie Cruz, Jane Fonda, Paula Abdul and many others. Her dresses and gowns have graced the pages of Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, US Weekly, The Post, TV Guide, The New York Times, People, Grazia, Elle, LIFE, National Geographic, Lucky and countless others.
Leanne Marshall’s sophisticated designs are known for their light, flowing lines, feminine details and timeless elegance. Each dress is made in New York using only the highest quality materials. The Leanne Marshall Brand is a staple for the woman who wants a dress that will showcase, not overshadow, her beauty. Attention to high quality standards, proper flattering fits and silhouettes, and her unique ethereal approach to design have made Leanne a go-to for the today’s woman. With touches of classic and modern, sophistication and youth, Leanne Marshall has captured an effortless grace and timeless elegance in her collections.
OCEEDEE is an accessible luxury brand for high quality shoes that inspires a sense of glamor, confidence and sensuality in the modern day woman.
Passion, Innovation and Luxury are at the heart of the brand’s philosophy. These values are reflected at every level from our inspired designs to meticulous craftsmanship, and made to last quality with a promise to deliver “Fashion without compromise”.
First of its kind in India, OCEEDEE’s online design studio allows women to customize their shoes and let their imagination come alive. It is a simple and fun platform to select and customize from our capsule collections or design their own shoes. It offers more than nine billion unique combinations using close to 250 styles, 50 leathers and 13 different heels. It allows women to envision their masterpiece, personalize it, and preview their own creation before ordering their perfect pair.