Fashion Week: Katya Leonovich

September 12, 2011 by Lila Delilah

By ManhattanMataHari 

 Thus far into fashion week we have seen two obvious trends emerge: bright and bold versus more soft and feminine looks. This dichotomy was highlighted by Russian designer Katya Leonovich’s presentation. Avant-garde designs ruled and were complimented by spiky wind-blown hairdos. Bold lines and colorful draped prints with angular hemlines were some of her more wearable pieces. Fresh looks incorporating cutouts, pleated folds and even fringe will keep this designer on our watch list.

Standout trend: Colorful draped chiffon prints with cutouts and unique strap detailing provides a break from the ordinary maxi style dresses.

How to get the look: While we don’t suggest trying the spiky hairstyles for fear of putting out an eye, we loved her neutral eyes paired with just-bitten looking matte lips. First, put some concealer on your eyelids, followed by a highlighting crème with a bit of shimmer. Lightly line your upper lids close to the lash line with an ultrafine black or dark brown liner. Complete the look with one light coat of mascara and a mauve or berry lip stain. Not ready to go out and purchase a lip stain? Try the trend first by taking your favorite lip stick, applying a coat and then blotting it with a tissue to leave behind a hint of matte color.

Who makes it work: Downtown-chic divas who are ready to ditch the prerequisite black for some much needed pops of color.


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