Friday, August 21, 2009

spring 2010

Oh, wow. I apologize for my very long absence! I've been working solid non-stop on my Spring 2010 collection, which I'm showing during fashion week very very soon. 

I did take a break to watch the marathon of new Project Runway shows last night. I won't go into too much detail, but I was shocked and appalled that Korto did not win. It's unbelievable. Her clothes were not only the most beautiful and well-made, but her restaurant challenge dress was so amazing and, I thought, surely sealed the deal for her win. I got pretty disheartened after that. Yet again, I realized that it's all for shock and surprise and you can never tell what the judges/producers will do. It makes me sick. These new shows seem especially unpredictable so far. I guess that makes for interesting TV, but sadly it is at the expense of injustice to the designers.

I'm not sure if I'll be watching too regularly. At least not until fashion week is over with, and I can take a breather from my Spring 2010-mania. 

I'm doing my own runway show, and have aimed for a high goal of creating 25 looks. I'm currently working on #16 and #17 today, and am so happy I didn't procrastinate this time. Well, not as much. I could've started sooner, but it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks. I'm getting better about it. 

Here is a very quick sneak peek. Some of them may be in the collection and some may not. ;)

28 comments:

violet gray said...

I thought Korto will win too but I guess it was Daniel's black dress that got him thumbs up.

Rougeur! said...

Loving the colours and textures! Amazing.
Not watched any new runway yet, getting the courage to do so hehe.
Good luck with fashionweek!

me melodia said...

Love the peek!
Can't wait to see more.
Great color scheme.

GraphXGrrl said...

Color palette is beautiful as always! I can't wait to see it when you can finally show us it all!

e rega said...

I was a bit surprised over it too...I don't know how I like the new season so far.

Happy to find your blog, just want to let you know that the whole Fibers department of UArts in Philly was rooting for you--we're more sculptors than fashion or textiles, and love the sculptural aspects of your work~!

Miss Soggy Smog said...

oh heck yes plz and thank you !

good luck with the rest of your pieces!

webravebees said...

I definitely thought Korto should have won too.

Love the palette of the collection. It looks like it'll be gorgeous. Can't wait to see it!

willow said...

Can't wait to see more from you, you lovely lady.

Shannon said...

I just recently discovered your blog, thanks for the sneak peek. The colors are gorgeous! I just want to wrap myself up in that lovely fabric. Look forward to seeing more!

I was too very surprised by last night's PR winner. Sweetpea was my favorite. I loved her sort of.. sweet and silly Alice in wonderland's garden collection.

Erin said...

I love the colors, the drape and the softness of these images! I can't wait to see the collection! It looks so ethereal and serene...almost something out of a dream.

mithu said...

Leanne, I am a huge fan of your designs (I have been since I saw them on Project Runway) and would love to wear them. I love the way you drape and shape sustainable fabrics and prove to everybody that earth-friendly clothes do not have to be earthy-crunchy looking. I look forward to graduating from school next May and therefore to be able to afford your clothes!! :)

gage-martin said...

Leanne- love, love your work. Do you remember Wira from Mood Fabrics? He's having an exhbit in New York during fashion week 9/10-17. If you get a chance, stop by. CHC Gallery 511 W 20th St NYC 10011 Fashion Inspired by Art RSVP carol@chcgallery.com
www.chcgallery.com/fashion.html

thanks!
-Dee Marksberry of Gage-Martin Interiors

mithu said...

I saw the episode online last night and I must say, that out of the 4 who had the highest scores, I thought Korto's designs were the best. I'm not sure I understood Daniel's vision...

Overall, I thought Korto, Uli, Sweet P and Chris were the best. I didn't understand the why the judges put Uli in the bottom half. In her season they were always after her for always using vibrant prints and making simpler shapes and now that her colour palette changed to muted solids and her silhouette evolved to a more sophisticated level they weren't satisfied because she had changed too much...for the positive, I thought.

I also thought that the judges' critique of Korto's deep pink dress (the red carpet dress...the one that came out first) as being not as good as her restaurant dress was wrong. I thought her restaurant dress was phenomenal but her red carpet dress was definitely something I'd be proud to wear also.

I think Nina and Heidi are the two spastics out of the three judges; Michael sometimes has viewpoints I don't agree with, but for the most part I see his point and his reasoning is always consistent, unlike the other two.

glam.spoon said...

looking good! love the pallette and the drapey look...

June. said...

Korto has a terrible attitude, though. Like the world owes her something for losing against you. During the All-Star Challenge (after having "Déjà vu" from being in the final two again) she told Daniel he is much cuter to look at than you. Yeesh!

Carter said...

Leanne and her light and calm colours... So beautiful. Can't wait to see!!!! :D

h.Lo said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with. Completely agree with June above. The attitude can make or break you! I think Kenley proved that to us last year... =) Best wishes!

wild.crazy.beautiful. said...

I can't wait for your new collection!

luluberlu said...

I just discovered your blog, & i can't wait to see your new collection! you re an amazing designer!!

the lanky dance said...

I'm so excited! Nathan told me about the show. SO AWESOME! I can't wait to see how (beautiful) it turns out. You must visit soon, we miss you!

kathryncole said...

Beautiful, beautiful colors Leanne!!!!

I love seeing what you are doing. It is an inspiration to others!

Thank you, Kathryn

Nicolette said...

i am sure your collection will turn out great! i was just looking back at your post about the season 6 designers who you think are gonna do well and you mentioned a "rodney". but there is no rodney on PR. could you tell us who you were thinking of instead???

lamardemona said...

Hi Leanne!I just wanted to say I appreciate your collections!
I just featured you on my blog, hope you like it.

good luck and have fun

Giovanna ♥ said...

I love the picture! I'm sure your collection will be so fabulous!!
I love the textures!
Thanks for sharing it with us!
xoxo
Giovanna
www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

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julie green said...

ooh, love the sneak peek! the colors are so peaceful and the textures amazing. can't wait to see it all done.

lavenda memory said...

beautiful sneak peak. can't wait to see them ( :

Angela said...

I volunteered at your show last night and I thought it was beyond amazing! I absolutely love your designs and you execute them expertly. Loved the color palette, as well. Keep up the good work. You are an inspiration to me as a fashion design student. Let me know if you need an intern!