Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fashion Week Fall 2010

I've been so swamped with work for the last month preparing for fashion week, that I didn't have a moment to even post my typical "sorry, for not posting in awhile" posts.

Ahh, it's so nice to have it all done and over with, and considering having an incredibly stressful past couple of weeks due to my late start on the collection, it all went pretty well and I'm quite happy with it. There's definitely more of a healthy dose of commercial pieces that I'll be able to do production on and that can be worn everyday, and then there are my artistic pieces that scratch the itch of my desire to sculpt and create.

The inspiration was topography, but done in a very feminine romantic way. Yes, an excuse to make lots of noodles and layers that I love in plenty of eco-friendly and organic materials. Basically, I made a lot of things that I enjoyed creating and would love to have in my closet.

I was so lucky in the last week to have help from not only my friend Suede from my season, but Maya from season 7 came to my studio the night before and helped me until about 2 in the morning. What a dear and a life-saver!

I think my favorite two pieces ended up being the last two that I worked on: This eco-felt topographical dress which I hammered out in the wee early hours of the morning the day of the show (The material is made from recycled plastic soda bottles), and the long teal low-back gown (which Suede and I were affixing the skirt embellishments on backstage before the show). And of course I see so many little things that I nit-pick at and will be fixing before production.

All I can say is, I will definitely be starting for next season this week. No more last minute stressstravaganzas like this. For some reason, I reverted back to bad old habits of thinking that I can do everything myself on this collection. And I did mostly, but without the help of other very talented people in the final hours none of this would be possible. I can't thank them enough, and know that things are going to change and be very different for next time.

I feel bad for anyone who talked to me after the show. At that point I hadn't slept in 3 days (or showered) I didn't make any sense at all, and I probably stunk! Haha! Oh, lesson learned my friends. ;)Photos ©Wire and Getty Images.


Here is a link to more (but not all) looks from the show:
http://www.coutorture.com/New-York-Fashion-Week-Leanne-Marshall-Fall-2010-7403123

33 comments:

Irene said...

I would have never thought to find inspiration from topography. Stunning!

Janet said...

Topography was the first thing I thought of when I saw this collection... an absolutely gorgeous and feminine interpretation of topography! Congrats on the successful show!

amber said...

You have some really gorgeous looks there. Congratulations on another beautiful collection. :)

Flor M. said...

Leanne!! Congratulations! The new collection is beautiful. And Suede...so sweet!
To be able to find inspiration in topography is amazing...you are gifted!

Agus said...

Leanne, you're fantastic! Congratulations-

Dei said...

Congrats sweetheart. Absolutely yummy, every item. The little deep blue short-sleeved zip front number is worth my first-born alone.

Love your source of inspiration.

heyjenrenee said...

everything is 100% beautiful! awesome job.

carlota said...

you're right! it's absolutely feminin!

Buffy Leigh said...

Topography - genius! Love that short dress with oodles of layers!

Elizabeth said...

Being an Architect, I totally love your topography concept. Beautiful!

Paco+Lupe said...

GORGEOUS!!! As usual.

Bam Bam Creative said...

looks amazing! I'm such a typography geek — so fashion and typography, a perfect combination. Well done, such a clever cookie xx

auggie rebelo said...

your truly a talent my dear friend! i love this collection. my favorite youve done all these seasons! love and missing you terribly. Rob and i had too good of a time when u last visited. sending you your sneakers this week! congrats and rest!

moonrox said...

Beautiful work! I thought topography right away. Your interpretation is lovely. Congrats Leanne!

Miss Soggy Smog said...

Oh Leanne. So beautiful. You are amazing and talented and inspirational. Congrats on this collection and good luck and have fun with your next. I'm so happy you have a blog so you can share such fun and great things with us :)

Cheers,
Smog

eek said...

Gorgeous gorgeous!

INK Magazine said...

fabulous! i want to snag some of those for one of my shoots!

Little Gray Pixel said...

Gorgeous collection! I spread the love on my blog ...

Betty said...

totally rocked as usual. totally wearable gorgeous pieces. will they be available on your etsy shop?

Gail said...

Awesome and inspirational talent.

Trish said...

BEEEEEEAUUUUUUUUTIIIIIIIIFULLLLLLLLLLLLL.
that is all.
xo

Jos said...

Congratiolations!

glam.spoon said...

that topography is amazing... can't take my eyes off it!

brandypham said...

Beautiful Collection!! Your work is definitely wearable pieces of art and it just shows all the love and hard work you put into each and every piece. Big fan for your work and your blog is amazing! =)

Vicki said...

I'm kind of a late follower... I just finished watching your winning episode of season 5 PR last night and had to see what you're up to currently. Absolutely gorgeous. Unlike any other designs I've seen. Love it! and p.s. - i live near Laurelhurst Park in PDX and loved seeing your bike ride there with Tim Gunn. teehee! Seeing him in that helmet was priceless.

isabella whitney said...

you are wonderful! your work is divine, but i'm sure you hear this all the time. you've kept your style since project runway, but have grown and have continued to create great pieces. congrats! you deserve all your success. :)

Shugee said...

Leanne, I don't think I have ever in all my entire life seen a fashion creation I have loved more than your work! You are beyond talented! I won't forget the feelings I had when I first saw your creations begin to come down the runway. I first gasped and I had instant tears come to my eyes. I have never had a reaction to fashion like that, ever, in my life.

It was visceral, taking my breath away. It was almost like a reverant hush and then I said with the person I was with, " I don't think I'll ever forget her creations."

是真的嗎 said...

路過--你好嗎..很棒的BLOG.........................................

sera said...

oh my god I love these two dresses!!! gorgeous!

sisters in black frocks said...

I love the attention to details and the craftsmanship that goes into your fall 2010 collection....almost like a piece of architecture...I must say that since olivier theyskens is no longer designing your are the next best thing. truly stunning! :)

cc22 said...

情趣,情趣用品,巴黎,

SM,G點,按摩棒,
變頻跳蛋,
跳蛋,無線跳蛋,

飛機杯,數位按摩棒,
充氣娃娃,
自慰套,自慰套,
情趣娃娃,自慰器,
電動自慰器,充氣娃娃,
角色扮演,

潤滑液,
情趣禮物,情趣玩具,
威而柔,逼真按摩棒,
情人趣味千奈,情人趣味用品,

Annie I said...

Gorgeous! Love the concept. You are amazing!

Sarah said...

i want this dress, how can i get one ?