Leonard’s fluid fabrics have always felt like petals in the wind. This Spring/Summer collection is a floral orchid out of Africa: Bright African patterns moving to a rhythm of their own. Large and small leopard prints, safari khaki looks paired with Leonard Paris's signature floral prints make this collection as diverse as it is singular in its strong direction.
Creative director Christine Phung went into the house's archives to find the hand-painted prairie motif that covered the loose fit jumpsuit which opened the show. Christian Phung understands that women are on the go and need comfortable yet chic clothing so this collection is free simple and elegant.
The show began with structured pieces inspired by colonial safaris in khaki with large pockets and loosely tailored cuts that were creatively mixed with the prairie motif from the first look and moving into pink leopard motifs. The show then shifted to fluid silhouettes and brighter colors, and strong motifs inspired the Maasai region of Kenya and Tanzania. The cuts become malleable and they drape and flow around the body with every step. The show then ended with pastel floral pieces inspired by the Leonard archives to mark the house’s 60th anniversary.
Photographer Antonio SO