Saturday, September 6, 2014

Spring 2015 Fashion Show Review: Katya Leonovich

Tonight I had the exciting pleasure of attending the Katya Leonovich Spring 2014 runway show at Chelsea Piers. Not only was the collection marvelous as a whole, but the pieces were very revolutionary in that they used 3-D printing. It is the show that I was most excited to attend since my father just went to a 3-D printing summer course at his alma mater, Cornell University, and shared some knowledge about the subject with me. 

Katya used the new technology in a very fashion-forward way, experimenting with the printed pieces as panels and jewelry or collars of sorts on the clothing. The printed sections resembled small vines or twigs in various plastic colors and were definitely a stand-out element of the show. Another design aspect I especially loved was the fabric woven like a basket on a completely white dress and white shirt. 

Aside from the clothing design elements, I absolutely adored the use of smoke at the beginning and end of the runway sequence. It made the models' with the Avatar-style hairdo's seem even fiercer and other-worldly. The fast-paced electronic soundtrack was another spot-on modern touch that was so great it had my photographer, Ben Benson Shazam-ing during the show! ( 

Ms. Leonovich and her team put on an excellent event this evening and I wish her brand all of the luck in the future. My brief interview is as follows.

Caroline: "Congratulations on an amazing new collection! How did 3-D Printing influence your new pieces?

Katya: "A lot. The chosen materials, the colors together, for something incredible and abstract. 

Caroline: "What was your influence for the collection, and was it technology?"

Katya: "I was trying to simplify the use of new machines, with different effects on them, and put it all together."

Caroline: "Thank you so much!" 

Photography: The Brilliant Ben Benson

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