Léonard Paris, “Tropiques Numériques”

Last week during the Fashion Week in Paris, Léonard-Paris charmed its audience with one of the most beautiful shows of the season. The reason for such euphoria was the presentation of the first collection created by Christine Phung, the new artistic director of the brand.

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Phung, with mastery and experience, knew how to gently awaken the legendary brand with a collection of pure lines, colorful textiles, that projected an aerial and magical feel to the garments, all extremely modern and desirable called “Tropiques Numériques”.

“I did a complete re-work on the roots of the brand’s history, the brand’s identity, questioning myself about what we should not lose and what we should somehow leave,” says the artistic director.

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And Phung perfectly balanced this tension between tradition and modernity. The results were magnificent and received prolonged applause from the floor as models walked with chic femininity and strength, as Goddesses emerging from a rainforest.

To modernize the silhouette, Christine Phung imagined clothes that were easy to wear during the day, but also long dresses perfect for a beautiful summer evening.

The collection was an avalanche of tropical and aqueous impressions, mixing shades of blue, green and ruby to infinite glare metallized.

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Vaporous skirts and dresses appear sometimes wrapped with belts, with sensual details that reveal the back. There were sports coats and the oriental touch is present in all collection… remember that Léonard became famous for their kimonos and is greatly appreciated in Japan.  All made with complexities of the pleats and the wealth of materials

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For the first time, Léonard Paris which is known worldwide for its sophisticated print techniques completed by hand  has used digital printing – a new look suited to a high-tech time.

A line that undoubtedly allows Léonard to send a youthful breath of air into its collections without losing its origins that made it so famous.

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