Katya Leonovich Spring 2014 Collection

Posted on September 12, 2013

Katya Leonovich Spring 2014 Collection




[Photo Credit: Dan Lecca/Courtesy of MAO PR]

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  • Amanda Miller

    Ugh. Not loving this collection one bit. Not particularly wearable, not flattering; it looks like the runway of a Project Runway “make an outfit out of quilting scraps” challenge.

    • 3boysful

      we’re sympatico. I was thinking “Mostly overworked; look like safe PR entries.”

      • Suzanne Moore

        Yes! My first thought was PR, overworked. Do not love.

  • Jessica Freeman

    There are some interesting things going on, but not overly impressed.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Busy, busy.

    • calimon

      I thought to myself, “crumpled, crumpled, crumpled…”

  • Wow, does she need to learn to edit. Too many ideas in most of the looks, and a lot is just not wearable in any sense.

  • hughman

    Nina thinks it looks cheap.

  • Nancer

    Did this read better in-person? Because it really doesn’t look like much in the pictures, but I think the fabrics might be really pretty. Overall, nothing stands out here as being special or particularly interesting, and I hate to say that because I understand all of the work and thought that went into it. That’s why I suspect it might look better in person.

  • Why in the world does this collection make me think of the show Moonlighting? What is wrong with my brain?

  • Mrs. Julien

    I would participate in an Easter parade, if I could wear that pink coat. I would also need a bonnet with all its frills upon it.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    I probably should not have looked at the Naeem Khan collection first. :-/
    I like the pink coat, but that’s about it.

  • MoHub

    I literally yawned while scrolling.

    • calimon

      I did the hyper-scroll through this collection– didn’t really even have time to yawn.

  • sagecreek

    Way too busy.

  • Imasewsure

    I’m so distracted by the fishwife hair, It’s hard to tell if I like the collection (oh, yes I don’t). Some pretty fabrics but not loving the results

  • Jacquelyn

    Meh. Nothing earth shattering.

    Maybe it’s just me, but I was annoyed by the models hair. I wanted to brush it off their face.

    • majorbedhead

      No, it’s not just you. It’s bugging me, too.

  • Glam Dixie

    Tortured and overworked. Not a fan.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    It just kept getting worse and worse, and now I’m traumatized.

  • MilaXX

    The styling is driving me crazy here. I want to knock back the hair on these poor models. Overall most of this reads as over designed. I think the lone piece I like is the slouchy one sleeve the bald AA model is wearing.

    • decormaven

      Ditto! The hair in the first few looks kept me distracted from focusing on the styles. I share your admiration on the slouchy one sleeve piece.

  • alyce1213

    Ew. Dreary, bad schmattas.

  • Clueless_Jock

    I kind of love it.

  • Nikko Viquiera

    I’ve seen PR collections better than this one.

  • Kent Roby

    Clearly “bad prints” is an ongoing theme for many of the designers this season.

  • In_Stitches

    The looks are all just kind of messy, plus the colors and prints are flat out bad. Some of them look like marbelized linoleum. I do love the opening look though; it’s quite lovely.

  • kimmeister

    I like the ones with the graffiti-like print. The tops that look like they’re made of satin ribbons have got to go. The first lavender leather outfit somehow reminds me of a sting ray.

  • Tatiana Luján

    Anya now works for Donna Karan and Patricia works for Katya Leonovich.

  • crash1212

    Eh. Also…get your hair out of your eyes.

  • GillianHolroyd

    I don’t like the colors or the prints or the shapes or the hair in the face so I guess that’s a no.

  • TigerLaverada

    Generally looks overwrought to me, rather student-y. And messy. Like a few looks, but coming after looking at that divine Naeem Khan collection this one seriously suffers by comparison.

  • poggi

    While I like the use of print and color and texture, I don’t really care for these prints or these colors or these textures.

  • The fabric is the show here.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    In today’s STYLE section of The New York Times there are separate articles mentioning that the greasy hair with flyaways are a thing/trend on the runway this year, as are blue marbleized prints. So, Ms. Leonovich is traveling with the current herd, like it or not. And as to the messy hair, I’m no fan.

    • demidaemon

      Not right. Not right at all.

      And I mean that in regards to the trend, not the info.

  • marlie

    Having gone from the Naeem Khan collection to this, my first thought was “amateurish.” It might be an unfair comparison, but this collection falls short. I’m not in love with the colors; the browns are a little too muddy, and the pastels are a little too childish. And a lot of the individual pieces are too overwrought, as well.

  • Meredith

    First collection I think probably looks better on non-runway model-size women.

  • Ms_Flyover

    Needs editing.

  • kirkyo

    Every outfit needs two or three elements removed.

    ETA: The hair is kind of hilariously bad.

    • Donna Tabor

      It’s so distracting.

  • formerlyAnon

    Not many will be able to wear these (without looking more rumpled than chic) & some are downright bulky, but I love the more colorful of the first nine looks, and with the exception of the leather pieces, think most of the rest could be lovely in their next incarnation if she streamlines a little. When she’s not stuck in the brown/black range I like her color sense.

  • Madam Von Sassypants

    The Mother of the Bride is drunk again.

  • Trickytrisha

    Not getting happy tingles from any of these.

  • valerie saenz

    The lucky black model did not have to wear stupid hair extensions dangling in her face !!!

  • ReneeBr

    That leather lilac number is ready for its ComicCon moment

  • demidaemon

    I liked the purple sweater and pants combo. That was about the only look I responded well to. Everything else had too many geegaws and too much rickrack on it.

  • RoseJB

    I was so distracted by the hair in the models’ faces that I didn’t really look at the clothes at first. Then I took a second look and I suspect this diversion tactic was intentional.

  • CatherineRhodes

    Project Runway top third.

  • quiltrx

    The patterns of the prints are rather 90s, which in itself isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But the fabrics don’t look expensive, generally.
    Most of the silhouettes look sloppy. And who wants to spend a bunch of money to look sloppy?

  • DuBey2

    Not my cup of tea.

  • LaSylphide

    #8 and #4 are OK, but that’s about it. Otherwise, way too fussy.

    It’s funny how so many of these collections are giving me a ‘been there, seen that’ vibe, and believe me, I’m no fashion expert.

  • oohsparkley!

    I was just going to post “Nope.” Then I read some comments and almost everyone was ripping on the collection. I started to feel bad about piling on.

  • kathrineb

    wow sorry I really don’t like this. Its not innovative but it is also unwearable. I know I am being harsh but what women would want any of this? I don’t even think lady gaga would be that into it….But then I could be wrong about her…

  • frannyprof

    Who is this designer and why does she hate fabric so much?