LEONARD SS2017 collection presents the truly fearless women: the proof, if need be, is that she will spend her time crossing the jungle in the middle of the darkest of nights. Nevertheless, with no other company but the starry sky and the tropical plants, she starts to have hallucinations – not to her dislike.
Around her, the luxuriant wilderness has begun to morph into a style lab. The gum trees have poured out their oily sap, on slippery, shiny and textured fabrics. Their trunks take on the appearance of hammered silk crepe.
The palms are suddenly choppy, remixed and vibrate on holographic textiles. She enjoys this chimerical vision: chlorophyll green quenches her thirst, the pink of the hibiscus flower illuminates her path, she even befriends a fragile yet decidedly wild orchid.
On the eve on its 60th anniversary, Leonard Paris imagines a modern jungle – real or symbolic, urban or leafy, 3.0 or tangible.
This collection ‘Digital Tropics’ rethinks flowers, part of the house’s DNA, in a modern manner, redefining them with a new sense of contemporaneity.
The pieces unveil a sense of fluidity, between vaporous and sporty, organic and architectural.
A varsity jacket, embroidered with honeycomb texture, is worn with the ease of housewear; a parka is reworked in holographic organza, dresses are cut out of pleated silk and contrasted by ribbed edges, bringing a sense of comfort to luxury.
The Leonard woman is strengthened by her sensitivity. And she doesn’t have a minute to lose: Adventure awaits her.
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