Theres a disheveled Gothic beauty and 19th century feel to McLeods intimate collection of just seven pieces. There was a 15-layer pleated asymmetrical tulle skirt assembled like nothing Ive seen with teal, seafoam and ivory hues paired with the simplest white single button blouse. A sheer cami of silk georgette, organza and grey tulle and a sleeveless blouse of pearl grey tulle with elliptical inserts of ivory and blue silk organza show the FIT honors student and former Rodarte apprentice in full command of his craft. Attention Hollywood ingénues: plenty here for your next red carpet!
Shark attacks were the inspiration for the ubiquitous necklaces—porcelain teeth splattered with red hand-coated glaze for blood. McLeods father, who makes pottery, had a hand in creating these pretty meets predator charms.
This Brooklyn-based North Carolina natives dream of living in Rockaways Beach (where sharks do occasionally wash ashore) may explain his seaside-inspired color palette and chaotic elegance.