LEITMOTIV – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW
Fabio Sasso and Juan Caro are the Italian-Columbian designers behind fashion label Leitmotiv, and their Fall 2012 collection, “L’Universo Elegante,” explores the ever-expanding universe and the way it is simultaneously glorious, elegant, and at peace with being infinite. The result is a men’s and women’s wear collection that mixes crisp tailoring and structure with wild prints and photorealism that evokes designers like Jeremy Scott and Christopher Kane. The collection is striking with bold, graphic elements, and neon colors mixed in with luxurious fabrics like velvet, leather, and silk. The designers describe the perfect Leitmotiv woman to be someone who, “wants to surprise without sacrificing comfort,” and “just as the stars change shape and energy, giving off light and color, is always in search of a new identity.” Modern, wearable, and very cool, Leitmotiv is quickly garnering devotees from all over the world.
Fashion Week Coverage Directed by Indira Cesarine
Text by Emily Kirkpatrick