Leonard Paris Spring/Summer 2019
Christine Phung created a collection for the woman “who travels, who is free, who has nothing holding her back and who explores.” Phung’s collection was one of the most complete collections: she presented gowns for summer nights, workwear, carefree looks, and even beachwear. The first garments seen still had some neutral colors, as if the woman Phung had in mind was traveling on a safari. Outstanding looks in soft green and neutrals, the wide legged beige trousers and white blouse and the animal print ensembles, especially the jumpsuit, were chic with some originality. Her use of colors was very well distributed with complementing colors that can be easily copied. Next, we see florals in more pastel shades. The night gown with a plunging neckline and a long dress in blue and orange was all about what we need for those hot summer nights, without sacrificing in elegance. With a transition to vibrant colors, she has big florals in a higher contrast in red and blue. But it’s when she shows the geometrical prints in red and blue that she reveals one of the most interesting workwear looks: turquoise trousers and a red shirt. Not only does this combination of colors work very well, but the use of print on the belt (also in shades of blue and red) is the smartest use of vibrant colors, contrast, and balance in a workwear outfit. Original, creative, and not very edgy for an office look, this is a lesson in how to be bold when composing a work outfit. Phung also presented a great night dress. In mostly black and blue, the mini dress with slightly wide shoulders and depth from the prints, this dress is chic but fun enough, as a night dress should be. True to the woman she had in mind, Phung’s collection was full of great looks worth copying.