Saturday, 6 December 2014

le papillon ~ the butterfly || graduate SS collection

le papillon ~ the butterfly

'The ocean was staring back at her, the salty breeze through her hair &  the waves in line with her heartbeat… she felt a connection.'

This collection is not only to be seen but also felt, the colours and flow of the draping to bring about memories, and the overall feeling to allow a connection.. It's a way of finding loved ones in a new way and knitting together my own style and identity with these who have influenced my journey through life.

The butterfly is a symbol of lightness, transition and the soul. It brings  about dreams  and allows growth to take place.  It represents the path I am on and the path my dear mum has now begun.  She is there in the bloom of a new flower, the stars in the night sky, the warmth in my hands, a beautiful dream, or a white butterfly…

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So it brings me great pleasure to get to share with you all my graduate collection 'Le Papillon'.
I have neglected my blog quite a bit and been MIA on instagram but all because I had been working hard and slaving away on my final collection as I now graduate from my Bachelor of Design at uni.

This collection is very special to me and it was a healing journey for me to designing and making this collection inspired by the connection I share with my mum. Introducing knitting into the collection as my mum bring norwegian; a very talented knitter so I wanted to learn myself and include that in some way. This collection reflects me as a person now and where I am going.

I want to thank everyone has been apart of making this all what it is-

models - Lisa Carlton, Gabrielle Brown, Amy Steenhuis, Cara Drake & Lana Blizzard
MUA - Alana Waldron  / hair - Jessica Alizzi
necklaces & bracelets - Elizabeth Irvine Jewels
rings - Krystle Knight  / anklets - Forever Soles  / tattoos - Flash Tats

Hope you all enjoy these photos and keep an eye out for my new website launching super soon
 (I promise hehe)

Hope you all remember to follow your own dreams,
love Leana xx


  1. Replies
    1. aww thank you lovely :) so glad you love xx

  2. so beautiful! its been wonderful watching your creative journey<3 congrats on everything!

    1. awww very sweet your words, it has been quite a journey so glad to share with everyone :) thank you xx

  3. All of these pieces are absolutely gorgeous, I'm impressed! I love your creative energy so much!

    xoxo Sara

  4. Gorgeous Leanna, you are so talented XXX

  5. Beautiful work! Congratulations!
    Lovely blog too, I look forward to reading more of your posts <3


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