I was always a fan of Leanne Marshall’s designs on Project Runway, mainly because I also loved her personal style and her adorable glasses. Her ability to make architectural details into stunning, movable pieces of art was just beautiful.
Attending her show was amazingly dreamy. The music was speckled with rain and thunder, there was a slight fog in the air, and the lighting was dramatic and in tune with the models as they stomped down the runway. The collection was described as:
“A dark disconnected world, plagued by excess is wiped out when Mother Nature takes back what is hers. There is a slow, gradual return to the ease and magic of being alive.”
And take back what hers she did. The effortless stream of garments was met with the stunning contrast of colors from section to section (which evoked Earth, Air, Fire and Water) had an elemental harshness to them, even with the soft white gowns covered in ferns and succulents (all the floral designs were done by Sachi Rose). Everything was structured and adorned with perfectly placed cutouts, but also easy and breathless.
The beauty looks differed from section to section. There was slicked back, and tousled wet hair, with exaggeratedly smudged eyes. There was a a dewy, fresh faced look with smokey eyes. My favorite, by far, was the etherial, bright cheeked and doe eyes of the whit gown covered in greenery (You guys think I could pull off a succulent in my hair?)
Take a look at some of my favorite looks below, including a quite amazing finale dress:
(Photos: Getty Images, Brian Ach/Stringer)