New York, NY (February 14, 2018) -- 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 Anne, Taylor Louderman of Broadway's Mean Girls, actress Annie Q, Lisa 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. ##About Leanne MarshallLeanne Marshall was born in Yuba City, California. When most little girls were playing house, Leanne was playing fashion designer with a sketchbook, colored pencils and spare bits of fabric. In no time at all, with the help of a local seamstress, she began bringing her sketches to life. At age 18, Leanne won the Levi’s Dockers Scholarship and was awarded a year of free tuition at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco where she went on to study. In mid 2007, she was able to leave her money job behind and make the leap into designing her own label full-time. In 2008, what would become a career defining year, Leanne was selected as a contestant for Season 5 of Project Runway. With an unwavering determination, she made it all the way to the finale where she showed her, now famous, wave inspired collection in shades of turquoise, ivory and sand. The judges, and audiences worldwide, were captivated by her final collection and Leanne was crowned the winner. Fresh after her Project Runway win, Leanne relocated to New York City where she continued to develop her line. Her collections have shown at New York Fashion Week and fashion weeks around the globe every year since 2008. Her work has been seen on Carrie Underwood, Ashley Benson, Salt, Ariana Grande, Andi MacDowell, Julianne Hough, Dasha Palanco, Jackie Cruz, Jane Fonda, Paula Abdul and many others. Her dresses and gowns have graced the pages of Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, US Weekly, The Post, TV Guide, The New York Times, People, Grazia, Elle, LIFE, National Geographicand countless others. Leanne Marshall’s sophisticated designs are known for their light, flowing lines, feminine details and timeless elegance. Each dress is made in New York using only the highest quality materials. The Leanne Marshall Brand is a staple for the woman who wants a dress that will showcase, not overshadow, her beauty. Attention to high quality standards, proper flattering fits and silhouettes, and her unique ethereal approach to design have made Leanne a go-to for the today’s woman. With touches of classic and modern, sophistication and youth, Leanne Marshall has captured an effortless grace and timeless elegance in her collections.
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About MISS GARCIAMISS GARCIA is the Spanish luxury footwear brand acclaimed for its standout styles, effervescent colors and impeccable, hand-crafted quality. The brand was founded in 2013 by entrepreneur and company CEO Elena Garcia who wanted to create a line that women everywhere would find compelling and irresistible. To learn more information about MISS GARCIA, please visit missgarcia.com.About AvedaFounded in 1978 in Minneapolis, MN, Aveda creates high performance, plant-based products for beauty professionals and consumers. Aveda innovates in botanical technologies, combining the principles of modern science and Ayurveda, the ancient healing art of India, to develop performance-driven hair, skin and body products—made with pure flower and plant essences—that are created with respect for the Earth, and a comprehensive menu of ritual-based treatments for holistic beauty. Go behind-the-scenes at Aveda on the blog at www.livingaveda.com