Sunday, February 12, 2012

Fashion Week: Katya Leonovitch

By ManhattanMataHari

Fashion Notes

Katya Leonovitch bested her presentation from last season by staying true to her punk-chic designs. Her more subdued styling made this season’s looks more wearable despite walking the fine line between structured and overworked.



Key Look
Tailored high neck leather dresses with cutouts and pleat detailing stole the show along with her bustier-style dresses incorporating metallic ruching and snakeskin print. Her black and white wool “toothed” outwear was a definite unique standout.

Silhouettes
Leonovitch wavered between highly architectural designs and more romantic ruffles, but a common theme was her strategically placed cutouts.

Textiles
Metallic ruched elements in her dresses and leggings evoked a very Nicole Miller Collection vibe, but she incorporated some lux leather and wool elements as well. Her ruffled watercolor chiffon numbers added vibrant colors to the collection.

Overall Impression
Leonovitch continues to work towards a more wearable avant-garde line incorporating some covetable downtown-chic outerwear. Her structured dresses are definitely her strong point, although her watercolor ensembles were overly worked and took away from the cohesiveness of the collection.

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