In a departure from her usual mix of daywear and eveningwear, Katya Leonovich Fall 2014 consisted almost entirely of cocktail dresses and creative outerwear. In some ways, the collection was also sportier than in past seasons. I got the impression that the mood was very high-end après-ski, or maybe mountain resort vacation. Volume (some thankfully with a defined waist) and fabrics with metallic sheen lent a futuristic feel. I’ve been noting an outer space trend for fall, expressed here in the use of small silver stars sprinkled through the collection.
This season, Katya Leonovich’s signature watercolor-esque prints (see last season’s here) were done a bit differently in heavier fabric and with more variance in color. I have to say, I did miss the beautiful patterned silk pieces of past seasons. However, I did like this season’s outerwear pieces, notably a silver metallic down vest and skirt with pocket combination. It’s a little bit offbeat and definitely fun.