Platform Edition III

A collaborative project for the Christopher Kane x We Are Face collaborative digital zine ‘Platform’, edition III. The organisations provided a platform to showcase work in a collaborative manner along with other creatives and was featured in numerous online publications including Vogue.

Leonie’s contribution to the project explored textiles and identity through portraiture, featuring a digital backdrop of her jacquard textiles.

Caribbean Couture Talk

‘Unravelling the Threads of Identity and Culture’ was presented by Leonie for the Hibiscus Community Centre as part of their series into ‘Caribbean Couture’. 

Leonie gives an insight into her research on West Indian Sea Island Cotton. 

Yarns to Garms

A project exploring Caribbean dressing styles in homage to Leonie’s late Grandfather who was a tailor.  

The work features outfits handmade by Leonie’s Grandfather, alongside her own textiles and woven bucket hats. 

The project is an ongoing exploration into Caribbean dressing styles and how the younger generation of the Caribbean diaspora can reconnect to their roots. 

Wi Deh Yah- Heritage, Diaspora and Identity

The ‘Wi Deh Yah’ series presented by the Design History Society provided the platform for artists and researchers to share their work surrounding Caribbean fashion and textiles. 

Leonie’s presentation explores the use of West Indian Sea Island Cotton as a way of decolonising the Caribbean fashion discourse.

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