Artistic Director: Christine Phung Inspiration: A trip, a flight between Paris and JaïpurCollection: Immediately embarking for the Leonard flight AW 2019/20, destination Jaïpur.A feminine, fluid and casual wardrobe that gives way to colours and floral prints (true DNA of the brand). Silhouettes are wrapped up and play with the tapered curves of aircraft cabins and technical materials. Lightness is palpable through long pleated skirts and dresses that flow worn with suit jackets.Sportswear is expressed through cycling shorts, a sweatshirts and jackets.Note: The aviator jacket in cognac leather, sequinned embroidered dresses and the lifejacket revisited in velvet and printed with black and white as well as the revisited Kimono jacket.Focus on: the accessories, from the big weekend bag to the small evening accessory.On the front row: Miss France Vaimalama Chaves. Interview with Christine Phung:It’s about a story of the passengers embarking on a flight from Paris to Jaïpur. So it’s a play on the idea of travelling, it’s not about the destination but about the journey. It’s about all the women on the journey who are in different moods.For the collection, I took inspiration from the masculine aviator wardrobe, so flight jackets and aviator jumpsuits. I also mixed these with a working woman wardrobe and pyjamas to create a relaxed collection.I also worked on the planes structure, the fuselage and so we have rounded and futuristic silhouettes that are slender and aerodynamic to add modernity to the Leonard flower and so I reprinted theses flowers on metallic neoprene and I worked them on beautiful technical materials that I retwisted with classic silk.I used old prints that we call Calcutta. It’s an Indian print that we re-dyed in the studio to modernise it and so we used it in many different colours.The Leonard woman is also a businesswoman on board or a woman who wears a feminine blouse under her powerful jacket and there is a balance between the two and between power, delicateness, femininity and masculinity.Music from the show (for use only in context of the show, under cover of the right to information).
Leonard - Women's Autumn/Winter 2019/20 Show in Paris (with interview)
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