Florentina Leitner SS24: A Modern-Victorian Daydream at Paris Fashion Week

September 28, 2023

In a delightful merger of femininity, elegance, and playful exuberance, Austrian designer Florentina Leitner unveiled her Spring/Summer 2024 collection, "Picnic at Hanging Rock," during Paris Fashion Week on 26th September 2023.

The Antwerp-based designer has concocted a modern-Victorian symphony inspired by the 1975 movie of the same name, creating a collection that resonates with the eerie, whimsical atmosphere of the film and inviting admirers into a daydream of summer picnics and charming braided hair.

Leitner's creations are a harmonious clash of delicate lace and edgy vegan leather, drenched in bright red tones and soft pastels, reflecting her signature focus on print and textiles. The designs, a fascinating dance of puffy flowers, sleeves, and dresses, marry classic tailoring details with playful prints and floral embroidery motives, adding an enchanting touch to the Spring/Summer season.

Enhancing the collection's allure, Leitner collaborated with Paris-based jewelry designer Helena Thulin, integrating bejeweled cherry accessories that sprinkle extra bling throughout the collection. This season also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Original Timberland® Premium 6-Inch Boot. Leitner commemorates this by infusing selected Timberland styles with eyelet and leather flower details, making them the quintessential footwear for a “Picnic at Hanging Rock” adventure.

This collection invites spectators to traverse through stony cliffs on a summer day, encapsulating them in a world filled with floral shoes and slightly dark aesthetics, all bearing the typical brand's twist, creating a mesmerizing experience that is both dreamy and distinctively Florentina Leitner. Discover more at