Fashion-forward garments with an awkward twist are the speciality of Belgium-based brand Léo

The label was founded by Antwerp Academy-trained designer Leonneke Derksen and sales director Matthias Medaer, and established itself in 2016 as an answer to the need of intelligently crafted garments for real women.

Léo‘s vision breathes a vibe that accentuates strength and power of an independent woman, understanding the basic need for comfort framing the unexpected, it defines itself somewhere between a clash of opposites and the spirit of a generation.

This season Léo mixes even more different influences than before into one collection. The collection, named MILLENIUM finds inspiration in the Millennium period – from the slacker movement that occurred in the early 90’s including MTV unplugged sessions, to the goth corsets and ninja computer games.

The collection presents cosy sweat ensembles with big belts clashing with asymmetric silk dresses on one side, and on the other – cold winter beanies and fur come together with vegan leather snake jackets and trousers. Dresses and skirts are brightened with silver bracelets, as where ninja star shaped belt-buckles gives the final touch.

The colour palette embodies the energy of all these inspirations together and runs from deep blood red and denim blue to satin green hues with a touch of bright green and silver, finally  balanced out with black, white and camel.

Léo FW/1819. Photograph: Stig de Block

Léo FW/1819. Photograph: Stig de Block

Léo FW/1819. Photograph: Stig de Block

Léo FW/1819. Photograph: Stig de Block

Léo FW/1819. Photograph: Stig de Block

Léo FW/1819. Photograph: Stig de Block

Léo FW/1819. Photograph: Stig de Block

Léo FW/1819. Photograph: Stig de Block

Léo FW/1819. Photograph: Stig de Block

Léo FW/1819. Photograph: Stig de Block

Léo FW/1819. Photograph: Stig de Block

Léo FW/1819. Photograph: Stig de Block

Léo FW/1819. Photograph: Stig de Block

Léo FW/1819. Photograph: Stig de Block

Léo FW/1819. Photograph: Stig de Block

Léo FW/1819. Photograph: Stig de Block

Léo FW/1819. Photograph: Stig de Block

Léo FW/1819. Photograph: Stig de Block

Léo FW/1819. Photograph: Stig de Block

Léo FW/1819. Photograph: Stig de Block

Léo FW/1819. Photograph: Stig de Block

Léo FW/1819. Photograph: Stig de Block

Léo FW/1819. Photograph: Stig de Block