Typical to Leanne Marshall fashion, her couture F/W 16 runway show was unveiled in a color palette story — black to mixtures of bronze & tan, mix of maroon and buttercream yellow, and lastly with silver & grey.
Other Leanne signatures at play were each breathtaking look being ethereal, crafted with sheer effects and flowing, draped fabrics.
It’s all about confidence, boldness and strength,” said Ramon Martin backstage at the Tome runway show. The designer and his colleague, Ryan Lobo, were inspired by the independence and power of feminist artists Barbara Kruger and Mona Hatoum for their fall collection. Oversize, sometimes exaggerated, silhouettes gave a strong attitude to key looks of the collection.
The duo introduced a romantic touch via the ruffles, which was used to embellish a range of pieces. In keeping with the label’s sustainable approach, up-cycled denim was reworked for patchwork pants and skirts with a cool, vintage-like look, while shirts from the brand’s old stocks were revamped and incorporated in the lineup.
Pedram & Rosenthal Tee
iFashion Network and CAAFD put together a joint sponsored show part of the series of the I’MPOSSIBLE Challenge. The February 14th show drew in a fairly large crowd resulting in standing room only. The room was comprised of international press, models, domestic editors, photographers, VIP’s and fans. The two featured designers at this show: Pedram Karimi and Rosenthal Tee, left the crowd fascinated and awed by their independent unique collections.
The show was closed by the sophisticated feminine designs of Rosenthal Tee. Her pieces were a fantastic contrast to Pedram’s, featuring bright colors and sparkling materials. Where Pedram’s designs were futuristic, Rosenthal’s designs were classic, but with a modern twist.
Rosenthal Tee, based out of the Philippines, takes immense pride in perfectly melding the contours of landscapes, the threads of culture, and the patterns of architecture from vibrant Manila and bustling London, two locations extremely important to her. Rosenthal is known for her luxury readytowear in the Philippines, where it is a bestseller, and also for her works that have adorned countless Filipino celebrities. Her style is a mix of youthful creativity combined with a top of the line fashion education earned in the London campus of Istituto Marangoni, where she earned her Masters Fashion Design Womenswear with distinction
And of course then opening the show, Pedram Karimi is based out of Montreal, and showcases an entirely unique style, creating his own brand of genderless clothing. He is known for focusing on structural forms and progressive silhouettes in luxury fabrications, something most people have never seen before. Gritty, sentimental, physical and sophisticated are words often associated with Pedram and his works. He gained his insight into the fashion world at the London College of Fashion, before moving to Canada and attending the International LaSalle College. His gritty and physical designs were stark in their colors; black, whites and greys were virtually all that were on display.
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CAAFD stands for the Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers. CAAFD is a non-profit organization founded through a collaborative effort by a few key pioneers in the fashion industry with the ambitious goal of backing designers who aspire to do business in the United States. CAAFD educates, promotes and empowers aspiring designers and fashion professionals in gaining a foothold in the fashion business, giving them every opportunity to become the renowned designer they yearn to be.