Léonard- Collection spring/summer 2015 in Paris (with interview)

For her second collection as creative director, Yiqing Yin transforms the Léonard woman by playing with a mix of strength and soft romance. Printed denim mixed with lace featured on combinations of trousers, shirts and shorts. Organza floated over jackets and loose skirts, and the dresses were draped and knotted transforming them. The prints came from the archives of the brand from the 60s and 70s and were re-worked in a variety of fabrics in a bold and modern way, right up to an explosion of colours, reinforcing this idea of a new energy carried by the French designer.Interview: Yiqing Yin: I wanted to give a strength to the girls who were in flowers, despite everything in their character, in their unusual look, they had something much more aggressive and much assuming than what we would expect for a woman in flowers. Denim for the first time for this brand is printed, embellished and embroidered in lace, this play between extreme rawness and extreme nobleness and delicacy, a kind of researched patchwork, textiles, prints, textured prints by a pencil on paper and after painted by hand, and then exploded into a million pieces, embellished lace, several writings to re-transcribe the research of what is inherent to the brand.Music from the show

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