Originally from China, New York based Parson’s graduate Leaf Xia has quickly gained a prestigious reputation to go along with her diverse background. Not only was her graduate work exhibited in the Saks Fifth Avenue Window Display, she has been published in Vogue UK, ELLE, Grazia, Glamour, The Muse, and Schon, and named one of Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch Designers. The brand also created a bespoke print for Magnum as part of her SS17 Collection for Shanghai Fashion week.
Specializing in collage, Xia’s collections always express a unique design spirit. This season, in her AW17 collection Hero’s Mind, Leaf delivers another bright, fun, and extremely playful series that tells an evocative and powerful story. Decidedly high quality fabrics and precisely finished garments help Leaf visually recreate the metaphoric shift from girlhood to womanhood with accessible and artful pieces that maintain their wear ability.