I’ve never been a fan of Valentine’s Day, and these last several years have kept me busy on February 14th, so I’ve had quite the convenient excuse for some time. But Sunday rolled around and it was literally the coldest day of the year, with the temperature in single digits. As my husband emailed me 1,111 reasons he loves me (he adds another 100 every year), I decided to gift him…me! Schmaybe the meat-locker-level weather was part of the reason, and maybe being a broke writer was another reason, but what better gift to give a man that loves me, than me!
But, since NYFW goes on, even if you don’t, I convinced him to bundle up with me and trek out to Katya Leonovich‘s presentation at the W Downtown.
Katya Leonovich has found a way to marry her art and designs with this very painterly season. Dubbed “HurriKane”, the collection featured paint-marbled dresses, jackets, and leggings, paired with leather and fur accented tops. Stand-out pieces included a burgundy ostrich feather gown and an artsy-chic asymmetrical marble gown.
This season also marked Leonovich’s debut of menswear, and although the “HurriKane” applied to those pieces, they were much more subdued. Paint-marbled t-shirts peeked out from under sleek leather jackets, but Leonovich primarily stuck to black for this first foray into menswear.
All images shot and owned by Liz Black.