Last Updated on February 4, 2012
Katya Leonovich Spring 2012 was the designer's first collection at New York Fashion Week. She was inspired by American football and developed the theme in many directions - the color combinations on prints reminded me of paintings (no surprise - I later learned Leonovich is also a painter!), and my first thought seeing some of the pieces was that they would be perfect worn by a character in a post-apocalyptic comic book. She used chiffon, leather and (deconstructed) denim - when I entered the presentation, it seemed to me it was all too chaotic and intense, but upon closer inspection every look made sense. I like collections you have to look at more than once if you want to get them. If they have as much energy as Katya Leonovich Spring 2012, so much better.