LEO SS18 – Sex on the Beach

Léo is a Belgium-based brand that specializes in fashion-forward garments with an awkward twist.

Founded by Antwerp Academy-trained designer Leonneke Derksen and sales director Matthias Medaer, the label established itself in 2016 as an answer to the need of intelligently crafted garments for real women. After meeting in Antwerp, during Leonneke’s studies at the Royal Fashion Academy of Fine Arts, the couple moved to New York and ended up in Paris, where Leonneke gained experience at fashion houses like Balenciaga and Carven.

Being part of a new generation of young designers who are changing the fashion landscape, Léo’s view on clothes is not merely based on the outside aesthetic but also plays upon the story behind the person who wears it.

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.