Ripping the Collections: Leanne, Part 2
This would have to be the look we like the least. Dramatic, certainly but not particularly pretty or flattering. It’s more of an intellectual piece than a practical look. Still, kudos to her for the shorts and jacket.
Gorge. This is a reworked bridesmaid dress and we may just like this more than the original version. The highly structured origami-like top serves as a counterpoint to the soft waves of the skirt. Love it.
Pretty, but we think it works better in theory than in practice. The pleats on the top go in the opposite direction from the pleats on the bottom and all of the pleats are blue on one side and white on the other. She went for a looser pleat on the bottom and we commend that but it looks too sloppy and limp.
Stunning. And completely noodle-free! That bust could be fitted better, though.
And we’ve said all that needs to be said about this dress. In our opinion, it was the best look out of all the PR runway shows this season as well as one of the most beautiful garments ever produced for the show.
In the end, Leanne gave us a collection that was both stunningly beautiful and highly creative. We simply don’t agree with people when they say that she just does one kind of clothing. Pleating is a detail and it’s not at all uncommon for designers to go through periods where they return to the same detail again and again. It’s to her credit that she obviously worked very hard to make that detail different in every single garment. No two looks had the same pleating. The fact that she is the only designer this season to show such a wide range of looks also puts to rest any idea that she does only one look over and over again.