For his first outing, Leonard creative director Georg Lux pulled again from the sporty vibe favored by his predecessor, seeking to London for inspiration, name-checking Cecil Beaton and the Biba period as influences.
Prints with an English really feel — be it winter backyard florals, tropical hothouse blooms, quasi-abstract paisley motifs or a contact of leopard — adorned lady-like silhouettes. The gathering included a variety of blouses, twinsets, fluid clothes in midi and maxi lengths; tailor-made separates; in addition to jumpsuits and his tackle the little black costume. Dévoré velvet, printed shot-silk taffeta and a double face lamé with a floral jacquard reverse, all made in France by silk specialist producers, have been added to the customary repertoire of silk and jersey.
New this season was an Artwork Deco-style round emblem, used on buttons, on a monogram-style knit and as buckles for equipment; there additionally was the brand new “Champs-Élysées” flap bag. And whereas not strictly asserting the return of the model’s males’s put on line, a pajama set proven on a male mannequin made a case for the unisex appeal of the floral silk shirt.