Luxury French fashion house, Leonard Paris, has announced the launch of their first U.S. Holiday Capsule Collection, created exclusively for the American market. For the collection, Artistic Director Christine Phung drew upon Founder Daniel Tribouillard’s Japanese-inspired designs – items of which once helped make the Kimono fashionable again in Japan. Pieces such as the ever-popular jersey dress, which continues to be the brand’s best-selling product, will be available in the collection, as well as Leonard’s signature silk dresses. The collection marks a triumphant return to the American market and comes on the heels of news that Nathalie Tribouillard Chassaing, Daniel Tribouillard’s daughter, has succeeded her father as CEO. However, the exotic flowers and colorful prints will remain part of the House DNA, with a new interpretation of the iconic prints made to fit every season.
The first Spring flowers break the film of snow which covers the entire landscape resembling a multitude of miniscule touches of icy colors.
They are regrouped in small bunches or isolated by frost. This seasons floral are pointillists, composed of a multitude of small graphic flowers or an iris, solitary and graceful.
The glaciers begin their slow thaw, their crystalline waters will gradually join the deep blue lakes of the valleys underneath.
The evening pieces are delicately satin, covered with lurex thread or highlighted with embroidered strips. It is the flickering of snow that shines through. The cuts are draped, crossed, belted and architectural.
This season, the emphasis lies on pieces with sleeves – cashmere parkas and full collars, quilted down jackets, oversized coats jacquard capes whose graphics reflect the shimmering colors of parties under a tepee around the radiant embers.
The trappers have multicolored fur as treasure, as if all colors left the winter landscapes and found refuge with the animals.