A native of Moscow, designer Katya Leonovich began her fashion career in Rome and Paris before making New York her home. The winner of numerous competitions, Katya Leonovich takes the couture techniques she developed in Europe and uses them to create her signature Beautiful Garbage style, the embedding of her fabrics with an assortment of materials including torn paper, pieces of aluminum, strands of cotton, feathers and fringe.
Also a painter, Katya Leonovich meshes art and fashion together and nowhere it that more evident than in her Fall 2012 Collection. Leonovich painted architectural details from the Flatiron District of New York and those paintings became the guidepost for the collection.
Creating a print based on her paintings, the vibrant colors Katya Leonovich is so well know for all pulled directly from the paintings to create tops, cocktail dresses and gowns. Complimenting the bold prints, the rest of the collection focuses on black, white, a shiny khaki, metallics and even a snake print. Leonovich plays with proportions mixing formfitting garments with boxier jackets.
For Fall 2012, Katya Leonovich presented a collection that once again showed the artistry that has made her a winner in so many competitions!