Fashion Director Clara Meyer resides on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, coming a long way from growing up in the Midwest and Italian roots. You can find Clara at @savento_.

Leanne Marshall NYFW SS18

Represented by The Riviere Agency.

Leanne Marshall’s Spring/Summer collection was bold, delicate and dreamy. The designer said that she spent two months trying to find inspiration for her most recent collection. All the while, she couldn’t get past those green temporary walls all over New York City. The clear diamond windows on these little walls was stuck in the back of her mind as she searched for anything else she could base her collection around.

Leanne finally decided to trust her instincts on a sticky, hot, summer day, as she peered into one of those diamond windows. She imagined a secret tropical paradise she could escape into, away from the sweaty city streets. Her collection served as a glimpse into her own paradise, her version of what an oasis would be: in the form of bold colors, unparalleled patterns, and a vast array of fun silhouettes.

She imagined a secret tropical paradise she could escape into

 
Leanne Marshall: NYFW SS18

 

Models of all shapes and sizes graced the runway in crop top numbers, pleated airy dresses with diamond cutouts, and fun striped dresses. The collection was refreshing, bold, and had everyone in the NYFW audience wanting to book a flight to some place warm and tropical.

Models of all shapes and sizes graced the runway

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 ribcage 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.

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 was 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 bubblegum 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.

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.

For more information visit www.leannemarshall.com or follow on social at @leannemarshallofficial.

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