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Leanne Marshall—diminutive Project Runway 5 winner and champion of architecturally pleated detailing—presented her spring collection to a thin but enthusiastic audience (including a mini-Project Runway reunion of opponent Suede and season 4 contestants Jack and Kevin) yesterday evening at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Cohesive, hard-edged and tailored, the collection was hip array of dresses and separates in black and white with shots pastel peach and lime.

Trousers were long and incredibly slim; shorts were pleated, cuffed and very short; tees were crepey; silk blouses had a shear sheen; and backless and sweetheart dresses were brief, flouncy and ruffled despite the intricate signature folds and pleating prevalent through-out. Zippers were exaggerated—long, gold, over-sized—and often became the focal point of dresses, skirts and high-waisted capris. Prints were limited to an unsurprising thin black and white striped cotton jersey; but many pieces were accented (with varying results) by a smattering of felty embellished triangles. Some garments did appear to be hastily constructed but overall a nice, modern collection of interesting pieces.
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