Born in China, New York established Parson’s Graduate Leaf Xia has rapidly gained a significant reputation to go along with her diverse background. She had her graduate work exhibited in the Saks Fifth Avenue Window Display, and has been published in Vogue UK, ELLE, Grazia, Glamour, The Muse, and Schon. She was also named one of Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch Designers.
This season, in her SS18 Salvation Mountain, Leaf delivers another upbeat and spirited series that voices an important message through its concept. Xia uses the highest quality fabrics and unique finishing to communicate her vision that in amongst chaos there is beauty, passion and happiness – drawing parallels with both the fashion industry and the world around us.
Salvation Mountain is an innovative collection of vivid colour and original graphics. Xia uses unique silhouettes to alter the viewers’ perception of the classic female form. Using volume and diverse embellishments, Xia has imagined a picturesque and dream-like collection.