Leanne Marshall Brings Sustainability with Uncharacteristic Edge to the NYFW Runway

The always anticipated Leanne Marshall New York Fashion Week runway show brought romantic elegance with a hint of edge to Spring Studios this Valentine’s Day. 

The newly engaged fashion designer highlighted Cupid’s day by placing a custom-made Valentine by Lovepop on each and every seat with a Fall/Winter sketch and love note to her fans. Hundreds of industry experts instantly felt a personal connection to Leanne opening and closing their interactive pop up cards as they took their seats and waited for the show to begin in the gorgeous light-filled gallery overlooking the Hudson River. 

Moody melodies overtook the space, and the first model took to the catwalk in a trendy wet hair look by Aveda and an uncharacteristic structured navy sheath dress. Audience heads began to turn with delight as chunky knitwear pieces, subtly striped separates, and oversized jackets passed through the runway threshold.  

Leanne Marshall stunned today with a vibrant runway dripping with gorgeous gowns and sweatered separates. Her palette consisted of charcoal, midnight navy, dusty rose, metallic bronze, citron, and cyan. The unexpected color combinations flowed gorgeously from one capsule to the next with her signature silk chiffon silhouettes, wool shift dresses, and organic cotton outerwear.  

 Waved and scalloped cutouts added a touch of drama and served as a departure from her usual penchant for flowy fabrics. Each piece in the collection was crafted sustainably, whether from leftover, hand-dyed bridal materials or organically sourced cottons. 

 The show also featured a bevy of beautiful faces in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Forty models strutted the runway, many of whom were plus sized and real sized, echoing the designer’s desire to dress all women. Flaunting the beauty of every body, Leanne chose to steer away from the norm and feature fitted, body-hugging silhouettes 

 In true Leanne Marshall fashion, the runway show closed with a stunning, voluminous gown. This season in a statement making citron, the drop waist showstopper featured lace illusion and crinkle silk organza details. The designer’s sweet fiancé Remy made his first catwalk appearance handing over a lovely bouquet of festive red roses to his bride to be as a loving “aw” trickled throughout the crowd.  

 Notable attendees included actress Lizzy Green of Nickelodeon’s Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, Emma Myles and Francesca Curran of Orange is the New Black, musician Leslie DiNicola, Youtuber Sasha AnneTaylor Louderman of Broadway’s Mean Girls, actress Annie QLisa Nicole Cloud of Married to Medicine, model Joy Corrigan, host Kristine Leahy of American Ninja Warrior and Fox Sports, and Vallery Lomas winner of ABC’s Great American Baking Show. 

So happy to have been dressed by Leanne Marshall for her fashion show. I adore her style and her dresses.

by @marremusic

marre@marremusic.com

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