New York, NY (September 10, 2017) — The always anticipated Leanne Marshall New York Fashion Week runway show wowed once again with a colorful oasis of Spring Summer 2018 ready to wear pieces. Inspired by a simple green construction wall, this collection was anything but mundane.
Bright chiffons flowed gracefully through the packed gallery at Clarkson Square. The show opened with gowns in an incredible emerald shade richer than anything we’ve seen before from the designer. Diamond cutouts trickled through several garments right at the center rib cage area.
Leanne introduced a bold print with royal blue and bright yellow splattered motif. White and yellow striped belts and piping accented the primary palette.
When asked about the collection’s inspiration, Leanne stated, “This season it’s those green construction walls with the clear diamonds that every New Yorker passes a million times every single day. I kept fixating on those clear diamond windows when I was trying to find something to be inspired by. I started there, with that shape and cut out and it evolved into more of a story. What is beyond those little windows? I love peeking into the little windows trying to see what’s happening— it’s always a mystery.“
The designer felt that her collection could potentially take guests on an escape from the negativity occurring here in New York and all around the world. Using a diverse range of skin tones, shapes and sizes were a priority for Leanne this season.
She played with hemlines, asymmetric dresses and oversized coats. Flamenco-like layered maxi skirts and trapeze silhouettes cascaded throughout the color story which spanned from the greens and yellows to gorgeous bubble gum pink and burnt orange.
Her show concluded with a finale capsule of incredible watercolor printed chiffon gowns in gorgeous southwestern hues—a venture for the designer.
Notable attendees included Annie Q of The Leftovers, Mother of Travon Marting Sybrina Fulton, Emma Myles and Francesca Curran of OITNB, Ashlee Keating, Chrissie Fit, Tina Broccole, Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere and Miss USA Kara McCullough.