Leanne Marshall’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection was like having a taste of the rainbow—in a magical way—from head-to-toe. Our team walked through buzzing corridors and dressing rooms to get a glimpse of Leanne’s latest collection before her big show. I remember hearing one of her makeup artists saying, “Think of the perfect sunset.” As I got closer to the models’ adorned faces I saw just how detail-oriented the MUAs were about Leanne’s vision. The models’ eyelids danced with the perfect blood orange palette that faded into a tropical yellow accent.
Before heading out from backstage, we were able to watch the model’s runway walk through, witness the designer adding final touches to her garments and get an exclusive interview with her as well.
Sitting front row –and loving every second of it—I was so grateful to experience Leanne’s S/S 2018 ready-to-wear collection. One thing that caught my eyes was the different body sizes Leanne used as her collection’s muse. #bodypositive Right away I could tell that using a diverse range of shapes, sizes and skin tones was important to her.
Her collection featured an explosive burst of colors on flowy and lush garments. Leanne’s standout accents included stripe-patterned dresses and blouse, diamond-shaped cutouts, one-shoulder gowns, and asymmetrical ruffled skirts. Take a look at the colorful oasis Leanne brought to New York Fashion Week in September.
Video and story by Stephanie Campian, Runway images: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Leanne Marshall/Brian Ach/Getty Images for Leanne Marshall