On Saturday, Russian designer, Katya Leonovich, opened her Fall 2013 show in The Studio at Lincoln Center with the power and energy of Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir. The models charged the runway with perfect birdsnest wreaths of hair that was pure inspiration, shadowed cat eyes and nude lips. The designs blended fur, leather and prints of earthy greens and oceanic blues.Dresses ranged from a fluid strapless with asymmetrical hemline just above the knee to a long corseted number with layers of flowing strips of fabric.
Countering the lighter pieces were jackets of gunmetal crinkled satin with asymmetrical cuffs and structured peplums, sleek black dresses with swipes of fur and black leather dresses with zipper trim highlighting folds and cuts.
Shoes were black buckled platform booties with chrome details on thick heels and beige stiletto platform booties. The line overall wasn’t as much futuristic as from an Earth-friendly parallel universe. It’s wearable, body flattering yet edgy and modern.